Undergraduate Major: Community Health Sciences
Community Health Sciences Major
If you are thinking of a career in any aspect of health, you should be thinking of Community Health Sciences (CHS). Through a curriculum both varied and inter-related subjects such as bioethics, spirituality, kinesiology and health policy, encourage our CHS majors to explore health from multiple perspectives: emotional, social, spiritual, intellectual, environmental as well as physical.
Starting in this Fall (Fall 2014) students can choose to declare one of the new CHS majors. Continuing students can stay with the existing plan or switch. Students declaring a CHS major for the first time will choose from the new plans.
The majors are CHS, Public Health and CHS, Kinesiology. All students will take CHS 101, 102, 200, and 280. CHS 280 is a new Biostatistics course.
The new Public Health specialization will require CHS 211 (Technical Writing), and offer more choices of science and social science. The A&P, Exer Phys, and Kinese courses will be an option, but are not required.
The Kinesiology specialization will offer additional specialized courses in physical movement, motor development, conditioning and training. Courses that fit a PE teaching track and a pre-professional (e.g. PT and OT) track will be offered.
Both are good preparation for various health professions and graduate school programs according to your interests and career goals.
See the attached advising sheets that explain the details of the curriculum. This is a large package of changes that includes some course pre-requisites and the minor as well. Please work with the DHS advising center or let us know of any questions.
Our undergraduate students are prepared to work in a variety of public and private positions from hospital administration to community health educator to fitness training. In addition, the broad perspective of health that our undergraduate students develop has been recognized as a distinct advantage for graduate programs including medicine, physical therapy, business and public health among many others. A list of possible career opportunities for the CHS major can be accessed here.
For information specific to the Community Health Sciences major please use the links above. For more general university information please refer to the University of Nevada, Reno homepage or refer directly to admissions, core courses required of all University of Nevada, Reno, undergraduate students, transfer from other institutions or enter criteria in the search box.
To learn about how to get started as a new student, please visit the Division of Health Sciences student website for forms and application instructions for the University of Nevada, Reno.
In order to schedule an appointment:
1. Click on the link above
2. Register in the system
3. Log in
4. Select the type of Academic Advising
5. Select the advisor if there is more than one option
6. Click the date which you would like to be advised on (WHITE AREA)
7. It will prompt you on the right screen calendar to select a time
8. If you have special instructions, i/e changing major/professional plan/summer/issues type in there
9. Click Finalize Appointment and you and your advisor will receive a confirmation
DHS Student Center Information
Orvis Building, Room # 104
(775) 682-5930 (voice message only)