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School of Health Sciences

Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
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(248) 370-3562

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
(248) 370-2369

School of Health Sciences

Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-3562

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
(248) 370-2369

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Academic Advising

The professional Academic Advising Office staff empowers students during their academic pursuits and journey towards a Bachelor of Science degree majoring in Applied Health Sciences; Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences; Health Sciences; Environmental Health and Safety; or Wellness and Health Promotion. Our staff works in collaboration with the student to achieve their overall academic, graduation, and career goals.

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Student Resources
Our goal is to empower students as they plan and prepare for the next few years at Oakland University. Below are actions you should be taking as an SHS student to stay focused on the finish line — graduation.

First Year: Schedule an academic advising appointment with the First Year Advising Center. We also suggest that you explore connecting with student organizations to get involved.

Second Year: Schedule a one-on-one degree planning meeting with an SHS academic adviser. We'll encourage you to decide on what area you would like to study and commit to a major. Consider joining an academic organization, networking with other students and possibly job shadowing.

Third Year: Start preparation for professional school exams and possibly complete a professional exam. Consider job shadowing. Schedule a graduation audit with an SHS academic adviser.

Fourth Year: Apply to professional programs and job shadow.  Plan at least two semesters in advance for  graduation audits. Also, remember that there is an application deadline for  graduation. Plan for grad school.

What are your responsibilities as a student?
  • Carefully read information on your chosen major, specialization, concentration, minor, etc.
  • Understand all of the requirements for your chosen major and all university requirements outline in your catalog.
  • Remember that some programs are competitive and admission may not be guaranteed.
  • Requirements for competitive programs vary. As a student, it is your responsibility to make sure that you understand the requirements, application procedures, deadlines, etc. for the competitive programs.
  • You should also keep in touch with SHS academic advising staff for regular updates and schedule an appointments at least once a year
Appts & Drop-Ins
Current students are encouraged to schedule an academic advising appointment at least once a year. Students who are looking to graduate should schedule a graduation audit at least two semesters prior to graduation.  All graduation audits and transcript reviews require a scheduled academic advising appointment.

To schedule an appointment, contact the SHS Advising office at (248) 370-2369.
About drop-in academic advising
Drop-in academic advising dates vary each semester.
  • During registration periods and the beginning of each semester, drop-in advising is generally busy.
  • No Graduation Audits provided during drop-in sessions. 
  • Sign in begins approximately a half hour before the start of the posted drop-in session.
  • Students are seen on a first come, first serve basis. 
  • Sessions are ONLY 15 minutes per student.
  • There is generally waiting involved. Bring something to occupy your time. (Like your text books!).
Transfer students who have NOT been accepted to the university yet are encouraged to schedule a full advising appointment by calling (248) 370-2369 or sign up for the Transfer Open House. We may not be able to access your records during a drop-in advising session. We encourage transfer students to apply to the university in order to receive an official transcript evaluation. Transfer students who have been admitted to Oakland University should sign up for  Orientation Part II online to meet with an academic adviser during orientation. Drop-in advising is designed for quick questions.

Wednesday, August 28, 2019 - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wednesday, September 04, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Thursday, September 05, 2019 - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Friday, September 06, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday, September 12, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM and 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 - 1:30 PM - 4:30 PM

Degree Plans

The degree plans are suggested schedules designed for freshmen students to stay on track for graduation. These plans were specifically created for freshmen students who are following the 2019-20 catalog year. Keep in mind that all students are required to follow any prerequisite requirements for every course. 

Applied Health Sciences
The Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Sciences degree prepares students for a rewarding career in the medical field. This program was created in collaboration with the Health and Human Services department at Macomb Community College to meet the demands of a highly educated workforce and high-performance workplace.

2-Year Degree Completion Program:
Health Care Leadership Track | Health Promotion Track

Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences
The Clinical and Diagnostic Sciences (CDS) program is designed to prepare students for professional opportunities in a variety of growing healthcare fields. In response to emerging technologies, many areas of specialization have evolved that ensure the expertise of the healthcare personnel fulfilling critical roles.

Concentrations and Specializations:
Histotechnology | Medical Laboratory Sciences | Radiologic Technology | Nuclear Medicine Technology | Pre-Professional

Exercise Science
The Exercise Science (EXS) program offers a Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science, a minor in
exercise science, and a concentration in pre-physical therapy as well as elective courses for
students interested in the relationship among physical activity, weight control, disease
prevention, stress management and nutrition for optimal health and performance.

Degree and concentration:
Exercise Science | Pre-Physical Therapy

Health Sciences
A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree combines a broad spectrum of liberal arts, basic sciences, social sciences and health sciences course requirements and electives for students who desire a generalized health sciences academic credential. In addition, students choose one of five academic concentration areas to obtain greater exposure to a specific health discipline.

Concentration Areas:
Holistic Health | Nutrition and Health | Pre-Health Professional | Pre-Pharmacy

Environmental Health and Safety
The Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) program is multi-disciplinary in nature, providing students with relevant exposure to basic science, engineering and behavioral science subjects, as well as a thorough introduction to environmental health, occupational safety and industrial hygiene concepts.

Environmental Health and Safety

Wellness and Health Promotion
The School of Health Sciences introduced a new bachelor’s degree program in fall 2002 in Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention (WHP). The WHP curriculum aims to produce broadly educated wellness generalists with additional expertise in a specific area of interest. The degree creates well-rounded professionals with a thorough knowledge of healthy living.

Wellness and Health Promotion