Western Kentucky University

Degree Tracks

Environmental Health Sciences 

Students completing this concentration will gain an awareness of environmental hazards and risks, and will be prepared for an entry level position directed by an environmental professional.

 General Wellness Studies

Students completing this concentration will be prepared to develop, implement, and coordinate exercise and health promotion programs for persons of all ages and in a variety of private or public settings. Certification may be necessary for entry level employment.

 Gerontology

Students completing this concentration will be prepared for employment opportunities in caring for the fastest growing age group in America and Kentucky. The American population will increase by almost 50 percent between 1990 and 2050, while the 65+ age group will increase by 135 percent. Career opportunities in this field will continue to grow as the population continues to grow.

Health Promotions

Students completing this concentration will have an awareness of issues and methods in health education (NOT TEACHER EDUCATION).

Health Services

Students completing this concentration will have an awareness of management issues in health care facilities.

Social Services

Students completing this concentration will be able to obtain entry level positions in the health sciences field that emphasize the social services, including, but not limited to, medical and home health services, aging services, disability services, and mental health services. The Health Sciences major and social services concentration would be an excellent combination as preparation for obtaining a Social Work Masters.
The social services concentration does not qualify the student as a professional social worker, as a member of the professional organization, for licensure by the state of Kentucky, for advanced standing in a graduate school of social work, nor for social work practice in an employment situation.

Health Related A.S. to Health Related B.S. Completion Option

Students who enter this program with an associate degree in a health related field, and complete the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, will position themselves for professional advancements in their respective field(s).
 Last Modified 9/6/13