Bachelor of Science in Applied Health and Safety Sciences - Safety, Health and Industrial Hygiene

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Bachelor of Science in Applied Health and Safety Sciences

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Dr. Amy Kuenzi

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Montana Tech’s program in Applied Health and Safety Sciences — known as AHSS — leads to a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

Nearly all graduates have rewarding careers as health, safety and fitness professionals or in the medical field. The science-based curriculum emphasizes health, wellness, exercise physiology, and occupational health and safety.

Many AHSS students go on to graduate school in a variety of fields such as industrial hygiene, exercise physiology; and in medical fields such as physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, and medical doctor. Capabilities for AHSS professionals include developing, implementing, and evaluating health and safety programs; working in health, fitness, performance enhancement and wellness capacities; or attending graduate school.

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Program Educational Objectives

Program Educational Objectives (PEOs) are broad statements that describe what graduates are expected to attain within a few years after graduation. The B.S. in Applied Health and Safety Sciences degree program has adopted the following three PEOs:

  1. Graduates will establish a health, safety or medical related career during the first four years of after graduating.
  2. Graduates will follow a career path in their chosen field to competently provide AHSS/medical related services appropriate for their field of employment.
  3. Graduates will act professionally by engaging in career development, recognizing ethical responsibilities, supporting the profession and being an informed and involved member of the community.

Student Outcomes

Student outcomes are statements of what each graduate of the program is expected to achieve at the time of graduation. The curriculum and the AHSS courses are structured so each student will have built the knowledge, understanding and skills in all four Student Outcomes. These SOs are aligned with the Performance Domains and Associated Job Tasks established by the American College of Sports Medicine for their Certified Group Exercise Instructor.

Graduates of the AHSS program will have the following abilities:

  1. Have a general working knowledge of the field of Applied Health and Safety Sciences.
  2. Be proficient in using basic laboratory equipment found in a Human Performance Laboratory setting.
  3. Have effective oral and written communication skills.
  4. Be able to study and research problems in their field.

Career Outcomes