Health Sciences

The Department of Health Sciences offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with concentrations in Health Promotion and Exercise Science, as well as an Associate in Radiologic Sciences.

The program emphasizes the differences between health and illness, and addresses healthcare needs across the lifespan. Coursework focuses on both the basic sciences and health sciences. Students also engage in real-world field experiences to prepare them to excel in a variety of professional healthcare settings.

Upon graduation from the program, students will be prepared to integrate knowledge and skills from healthcare with the arts and sciences to help self, clients, families, and communities’ progress toward fulfillment of human potential.
Career areas include, but are not limited to entry-level nutrition and dietetics, occupational therapy assistant, physician assistant, physical therapy assistant, health promotion assistant, health services coordinator, patient advocate, athletic or personal trainer, recreation therapist, public health advocate, community health consultant, therapeutic exercise specialist, and health and wellness coordinator.

Concentrations in Health Sciences

Exercise Science

Through the Exercise Science concentration, students will gain a broad understanding of the human body as it relates to exercise physiology, anatomy, biomechanics, epidemiology, and its applications to training, rehabilitation, and facilities management.


Health Promotion

Students pursuing the Health Promotion concentration will gain a broad understanding of health and disease concepts. They will also learn about legal, ethical, and diversity issues in healthcare, health informatics, nutrition, and health education theory and methods.


Program Strengths

  • With a synergistic relationship with the Southeast Georgia Health System and more than 40 other local and regional clinical facilities, our students receive a varied and valuable clinical experience.
  • The Department of Health Sciences at Coastal Georgia focuses on applied learning and critical thinking.