Health Promotion Concentration

For more information about the program, please call Ms. Tashania Garner, at 912.279.5719.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is an interdisciplinary program for new students and current healthcare professionals that emphasizes the differences between health and illness and addresses health care needs across the lifespan. The program combines coursework in both the basic sciences and health sciences along with real-world field experience to provide students with the preparation needed to excel in a variety of professional health settings. Upon graduation from the program, students will be prepared for a career in a variety of healthcare settings or to pursue a professional graduate program. Thirty credits of upper level courses must be completed at the College of Coastal Georgia.

Health Promotion Concentration - Program of Study

Students will gain a broad understanding of health and disease concepts; legal, ethical, and diversity issues in healthcare; health informatics; nutrition; and health promotion.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

The Bachelor of Science in Health Science graduate will be prepared to:

  • Integrate knowledge and skills from healthcare with the arts and sciences to help self, patients, families, and communities progress toward fulfillment of human potential.
  • Communicate professionally with the community and exhibit professional behaviors such as respect for diversity and human dignity, care for a unique and diverse patient population, and utilize confidentiality policies.
  • Utilize assessment findings to develop a health curriculum for a community or health facility.
  • Utilize assessment findings to develop a care plan for individual clients.

Continuation and Progression in the BS in Health Science Program

Once in junior year of the Bachelor of Science in Health Science Program, students are required to:

  • Attend the health sciences orientation session.
  • Meet/perform the Core Performance Standards, as documented by a healthcare provider, as listed below:
    1. Critical thinking – Critical-thinking ability sufficient for rapid clinical judgement and decision-making.
    2. Interpersonal – Interpersonal abilities sufficient for interaction with individuals, families and groups, from various social, emotional, cultural and intellectual backgrounds.
    3. Communication in English – Communications abilities sufficient for verbal and written interaction with others to include note taking abilities and the ability to rapidly interpret and disseminate information.
    4. Mobility – Physical abilities sufficient for movement from room to room and in small spaces.
    5. Motor Skills – Gross and fine motor abilities sufficient for providing safe, effective nursing care.
    6. Hearing – Auditory ability sufficient for monitoring and assessing health needs.
    7. Visual – Visual ability sufficient for observation and assessment necessary in nursing care.
    8. Tactile – Tactile ability sufficient for physical assessment.
  • Submit proof (form provided upon acceptance) of the following prior to the stated deadline:

    1. Yearly TB skin (PPD) test or TB screening (first year in nursing program required 2 step-TB skin test).
    2. Current physical health examination by a healthcare.
    3. Additional immunizations required by the program or clinical.
    4. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) CPR Certification (the student must keep this certification current throughout the program).
    5. Professional liability insurance (included in tuition and fees).
    6. Health insurance may be required. If requested by the clinical agency, students must submit proof of personal health insurance prior to attendance in clinical education. The USG has a health insurance program which is available for students to purchase.
  • Travel at own expense to clinical sites. Note: Some clinical experiences may be distances up to 100 miles.
  • Attend clinical practice experiences which may be scheduled during days, evenings/nights and weekends.
  • Undergo criminal background checks and/or drug testing as required by individual agencies. The cost will be the responsibility of the student. Background checks could result in denial to the clinical site and inability to pass a course or the program.
  • Purchase required program uniforms and supplies.


  • Maintain a minimum grade of "C" in all HESC courses. A student earning a grade of less than "C" or "WF" in a HESC course must repeat the course.
  • Management of failures is as follows: (1) Permission to re-enroll in any HESC course is contingent on space availability and is not guaranteed; (2) students who have been dismissed from the program are ineligible for readmission.
  • Leave of Absence from the program. Under catastrophic circumstances, a student may request a Leave of Absence from the Dean.
  • Laboratory fees may be charged, if required by clinical site.

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