Academic Advising

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; Biomedical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences; Health Sciences; Environmental Health and Safety; or Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury Prevention. Our staff works in collaboration with the student to achieve their overall academic, graduation, and career goals.
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
& Walk-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 walk-in academic advising
Walk-in academic advising dates vary each semester.
  • During registration periods and the beginning of each semester, walk-in advising is generally busy.
  • No Graduation Audits provided during walk-in sessions. 
  • Sign in begins approximately a half hour before the start of the posted walk-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: 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 walk-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. Walk-in advising is designed for quick questions.

 Walk-In Academic Advising Dates:

Tuesday, August 30th, 2016 @ 9AM – 11:30AM

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 @ 9AM-11:30AM and 1:30PM-4PM

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 @ 9AM-11:30AM


Tuesday, September 6th, 2016 @ 9AM to 11:30AM

Wednesday, September 7th, 2016 @ 1:30PM to 4PM

Thursday, September 8th, 2016 @ 9AM-11:30AM

Friday, September 9th, 2016 @ 1:30PM to 4PM


Monday, September 12th, 2016 @ 9AM-11:30AM

Tuesday, September 13th, 2016 @ 9AM-11:30AM

Wednesday, September 14th, 2016 @ 9AM-11:30AM

Thursday, September 15th, 2016 @ 9AM-11:30AM and 1:30PM to 4PM



Follow the checklist for your year of entry. 

A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree combines liberal arts, basic science, social science, and health science courses for students who desire a generalized health science academic credential. Students choose one of five academic concentration areas to gain relevant knowledge and skills in a specific health discipline. These concentration areas include Exercise Science, Integrative Holistic Medicine, Nutrition and Health, Pre-Health Professional studies, Pre-Pharmacy, and  Pre-Physical Therapy.  

School of Health Sciences Undergraduate Brochure

Major Checklists 2016-17 Catalog Year  

Applied Health Sciences

Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences  

Health Sciences

Environmental Health and Safety

Wellness Health Promotion and Injury Prevention

Minor Checklist 2016-17 Catalog Year  (Note:  NH courses will change to HS courses starting Fall 2014)

Exercise Science
Nutrition and Health
Environmental Health and Safety
Wellness Health Promotion and Injury Prevention
Major course changes NH to HS

Minor Checklist 2016-17 Catalog Year

Wellness Health Promotion and Injury Prevention

The 4-year academic 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 2012-13 catalog year. Keep in mind that all students are required to follow any prerequisite requirements for every course. 
  4-year Plans Major websites and information
 2 Year Degree Completion ProgramApplied 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.
Medical Laboratory Science
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Radiologic Technology
Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Sciences
The Biomedical Diagnostic and Therapeutic Science (BDTS) 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
Exercise Science
Integrative Holistic Medicine
Nutrition and Health
Physical Therapy
Pre-Health Professional Studies
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.

These six concentration areas include pre-health professional studies, pre-physical therapy, pre-pharmacy, exercise science, nutrition & health, and integrative holistic medicine.
Environmental Health and SafetyEnvironmental 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.
Wellness, Health Promotion and Injury PreventionWellness, Health Promotions & Injury Prevention
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.