Health Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree prepares students to pursue a variety of career opportunities in public health, health care, population health and other health science related industries. Coursework focuses on evidence based public health strategies to prevent chronic disease and promote community population health. Graduates will be prepared with a solid undergraduate foundation to pursue further graduate study and/or professional degrees in occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, dental hygiene, public health, and athletic training. Additionally, it provides students with the skills and competencies to be a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES).

Other Concentrations

  • Kinesiology
  • Sports Management
  • Health Systems Management



Required Semester Hours 120

Program Highlights

  • Flexible curriculum for students completing requirements for admission into physical therapy, physician assistant, dental hygiene, public health, and athletic training programs
  • Nationally recognized faculty
  • Research opportunities
  • Opportunities to attend professional conferences


What Can You Be

Types of Jobs

  • Chronic Disease Health Coach
  • Patient Navigator
  • Medical Scribe
  • Population Health Manager
  • Public Health Educator
  • Epidemiologist
  • Health Inspector
  • Patient Educator
  • Safety Officer
  • Worksite Health Coordinator

Types of Employers

  • Hospitals
  • Physician’s Office
  • Government agencies
  • Corporations with worksite health programs
  • Health clinics
  • Non-profit organizations (Planned
  • Parenthood, American Cancer Society,
    American Heart Association)
  • State public health offices
  • University wellness/health programs
  • Wellness programs



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Student Orgs & Activities

Kinesiology and Health Studies Club