School of Health and Behavioral Sciences 2022-2023 Edition

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences offers a diverse selection of academic programs that enable students to explore their individual intellectual interests in disciplines related to health, healthcare, and the behavioral sciences. The educational programs of the School of Health and Behavioral Sciences focus on helping students develop skills that lead to rewarding professional opportunities and careers.

 

Undergraduate Degree Programs

 
The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences offers five undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees:
 

All School of Health and Behavioral Sciences students complete a business minor and may elect to take additional business courses.*

*Healthcare Analytics students can choose a minor in Business, Arts & Sciences, or Health & Behavioral Sciences

Business minors are available in:

  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Sales
  • Team and Project Management
 

This fully integrated curriculum helps students understand and apply finance, management, and marketing principles, providing practical skills that complement a liberal arts education. Liberal arts students are challenged to expand critical thinking skills, take a global perspective, build intellectual capabilities, and enhance practical skills.

Mission

To prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals and leaders through interdisciplinary experiential education which takes a holistic view of health, human behavior, and wellness.

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences provides a balanced education for every Bryant student in the core areas of health and behavioral sciences, the liberal arts areas of the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and both the natural and applied sciences, and business.

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences creates and offers advanced programs – minors, concentrations, and majors – that reflect the interests of Bryant students as well as the complexity of the world into which they will graduate. The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences stresses pedagogical approaches that provide students the opportunity to engage in exploration in the worlds of health, healthcare, and behavior, integrating knowledge to solve complex problems and to think clearly in contexts marked by uncertainty.

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences offers degree programs designed to prepare students for advanced study, as well as for immediate entry into meaningful and impactful careers.

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences fosters adherence to the highest standards of ethical and personal conduct and as well as a commitment to social responsibility. The faculty encourage academic excellence both by serving as role models in the best teacher/scholar tradition, and by sharing with students a commitment to diversity and an engagement in research, civic, and professional service.

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences is committed to its faculty and students and strongly supports excellence in teaching, service, scholarship, and creative work.

Program Goals

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences will:

  • Provide integrated, practice-based pre-medical, health, healthcare, and behavioral science programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Focus on experiential learning opportunities early and often through laboratory work, research, internships, patient care experiences, and shadowing opportunities
  • Offer advanced business and continuing professional education for healthcare professionals and research scientists
  • Develop interdisciplinary programs centered on strong data analytic, financial, management, and strategic skills of healthcare professionals and research scientists
  • Provide leadership training for healthcare providers, scientists, and behavioral scientists
  • Conduct interdisciplinary research and holistic study of the healthcare industry, human behavior, and mental processes
  • Advance outreach and community service activities

School of Health and Behavioral Sciences Program Requirements

The curriculum requirements are designed to assist students in the development of their academic plan. The undergraduate curriculum comprises lower division and upper division courses, integrating liberal arts and business disciplines into a coherent academic program. Inherent in this design is the sequencing of courses that develops a core of foundation and introductory level courses. Thus, the freshman and sophomore years are focused on preparing students for more in-depth study in the upper division courses. In the junior and senior years, students take courses to fully develop their majors, concentrations, and minors, as well as higher level business and liberal arts coursework.

Students work in concert with their advisors – professional academic advisors and departmental advisors – to plan their academic coursework and integrate course sequencing into the many facets of their overall educational plan.

The curriculum requirements for each major/concentration/minor are listed with their respective academic department.

HS 390Research Methods in Health Sciences3
HS 391Health Sciences Internship3
PSY 260Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 263Honors: Core Concepts in Psychology3
PSY 353Psychology of Personality3
PSY 355Introduction to Psychopathology3
PSY 360Child and Adolescent Development3
PSY 361Adult Development and Aging3
PSY 365Environmental Psychology3
PSY 371Applied Psychology3
PSY 372Positive Psychology3
PSY 373Cognitive Psychology3
PSY 374Introduction to Neuroscience3
PSY 375Health Psychology3
PSY 376Research Methods in Psychology3
PSY 377Educational Psychology3
PSY 378Industrial and Organization Psychology3
PSY 386Research Methods in Psychology II: Psychological Research and Statistics3
PSY 391Psychology Internship3
PSY 440The Design Thinking Process3
PSY 465Cross-Cultural Psychology3
PSY 470Social Psychology3
PSY 471Gender in Childhood3
PSY 472Child Psychopathology3
PSY 473Community Psychology3
PSY 480Counseling Theory and Practice3
PSY 481Exercise and Sport Psychology3
PSY 482Forensic Psychology3
PSY 483Drugs and Behavior3
PSY 484Psychological Testing and Assessment3
PSY 486Judgement and Decision Making3
PSY 490Senior Research Seminar3
PSY 491Senior Internship Seminar3
PSY 497Directed Study in Psychology3
PSY ST385Special Topic: Head, Hand, and Hertford Programme in Leadership Innovation3
SCI 251Biology I Principles of Biology3
SCI 253Biology II Organismal Biology3
SCI 262Physical Geology3
SCI 263Astronomy3
SCI 264Physics I Introductory Physics3
SCI 265Chemistry I Introductory Chemistry3
SCI 266Oceanography3
SCI 267Introductory Chemistry II Chemical Systems3
SCI 268Introduction to Environmental Science and Sustainability3
SCI 274Physics II Biological Physics3
SCI 287Weather and Natural Disasters3
SCI 350Biological Imaging3
SCI 351Ecology3
SCI 352Exercise Physiology3
SCI 354Nutrition3
SCI 355Energy Management Strategies3
SCI 356Introduction to Biotechnology3
SCI 358Human Sexuality3
SCI 360Anatomy and Physiology I3
SCI 362Nobel Prize in Biological Sciences3
SCI 363Genetics3
SCI 364Plant Biology3
SCI 365Organic Chemistry I3
SCI 366Coastal Environments3
SCI 367Biochemistry3
SCI 368Elements of Forensic Science3
SCI 369Histology3
SCI 371Human Impact on Land and Life3
SCI 372Sustaining Air and Water3
SCI 373Artificial Intelligence and Robotics3
SCI 374Organic Chemistry II3
SCI 376GIS for Environmental Decision Making3
SCI 377Microbiology3
SCI 378Computer Programming for the Sciences3
SCI 379Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Basic6
SCI 380Anatomy and Physiology II3
SCI 381Human Kinesiology3
SCI 382Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics3
SCI 383Human Health and Disease3
SCI 386Sports Nutrition3
SCI 387Functional Musculoskeletal Anatomy3
SCI 390Research Methods in Science3
SCI 391Science Internship3
SCI 397Directed Study in Science3
SCI 452Innovation and Global Energy Challenges3
SCI 453GIS Tools Coastal Planning and Climate Change3
SCI 454Conservation in the U.S. and China3
SCI 455Environmental Policy: Decision Making and Problem Solving3
SCI 457Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment3
SCI 458Global Change and Geochemical Impact3
SCI 461Issues in Biological Science3
SCI 462Plant Diversity in Ancient and Modern Environments3
SCI 463Issues in Environmental Science3
SCI 464Biomarkers and isotope Signals3
SCI 465Green Technology for Sustainability3
SCI 466Global Health Challenges3
SCI 470Immunity and Disease3
SCI 471Exercise Testing and Prescription3
SCI 475On-Site Environmental Study in China3
SCI 476Principles of Strength and Conditioning I3
SCI 477Principles of Strength and Conditioning II3
SCI 490Research Directed Study in Science3
SCI 497Directed Study in Science3
SCI 550Biological Imaging3
SCI 552Innovation and Global Energy Challenges3
SCI 553GIS Tools Coastal Planning and Climate Change3
SCI 554Conservation in the U.S. and China3
SCI 555Environmental Policy Decision Making and Problem Solving3
SCI 557Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment3
SCI 558Global Change and Geochemical Impacts3
SCI 562Plant Diversity in Ancient and Modern Environments3
SCI 563Issues in Environmental Science3
SCI 564Biomarkers and Isotope Signals3
SCI 565Green Technology for Sustainability3
SCI 566Global Health Challenges3
SCI 570Immunity and Disease3
SCI 590Research Directed Study3
SCI 690Thesis I Thesis Research3
SCI 691Thesis II Thesis Research Thesis and Oral Defense3
SCI 692Graduate Practicum3
SCI 697Directed Study in Science and Technology3
SCI HS300Honors Special Topics in Science Application of Brain Science3
SCI L251Biology I Laboratory1
SCI L253Biology II Laboratory1
SCI L262Physical Geology Laboratory1
SCI L263Astronomy Laboratory1
SCI L264Physics I Laboratory1
SCI L265Chemistry I Laboratory1
SCI L267Chemistry II Laboratory1
SCI L274Physics II Laboratory1
SCI L287Weather and Natural Disasters Laboratory1
SCI L351Ecology Laboratory1
SCI L355Energy Management Strategies Lab1
SCI L356Biotechnology Laboratory1
SCI L360Anatomy and Physiology Laboratory I1
SCI L363Genetics Laboratory1
SCI L365Organic Chemistry I Laboratory1
SCI L371Human Impact on Land and Life Laboratory1
SCI L372Sustaining Air and Water Laboratory1
SCI L373Artificial Intelligence and Robotics Laboratory1
SCI L374Organic Chemistry II Laboratory1
SCI L376GIS for Environmental Decision Making Laboratory1
SCI L377Microbiology Laboratory1
SCI L380Anatomy and Physiology Lab II1
SCI L381Kinesiology Lab1
SCI L471Exercise Testing and Prescription Lab1
SCI L476Principles of Strength and Conditioning I Lab1
SCI L477Principles of Strength and Conditioning II Lab1
SCI ST400Special Topics in Science Environmental Investigation and Remediation3

Faculty

School of Health and Behavioral Sciences Director

Kirsten Hokeness

School of Health and Behavioral Sciences Associate Director

Joseph J. Trunzo

Biological and Biomedical Science Department Chair

Jennifer Hurrell

Psychology Department Chair

Joseph J. Trunzo

Health Sciences Program Coordinator

Kristin Scaplen

Healthcare Analytics Program Coordinator

Tingting Zhao

Biology Program Coordinator

Stephanie Mott

Professor

Brian Blais

Professor

Allison Butler

Professor

Ronald J. Deluga

Professor

Kirsten Hokeness

Professor

Qin Leng

Professor

Christopher Reid

Professor

Joseph Trunzo

Professor

Hong Yang

Clinical Associate Professor

Jennifer Hurrell

Associate Professor

Heather Pond Lacey

Associate Professor

Julie Volkman

Assistant Professor

Kristin Scaplen

Assistant Professor

Steven Weicksel

Lecturer

Lindsay Amper

Lecturer

Stephanie Mott

Lecturer

Robert Patalano

Lecturer

Dania Whitaker