Jun 21, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalogue 
2023-2024 Catalogue [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Sciences

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Chief Health Professions Advisor: Carolyn K. Weinreb

The Health Sciences major aims to provide students with the theoretical underpinnings of health science: the fundamentals of life, chemical and physical principles, and an appreciation of the psychological and sociological impacts on human health. Further training gives students experience interpreting research studies and hands-on clinical experience. Major electives provide an opportunity to tailor one’s program and prepare for clinical graduate programs, such as Athletic Training, Physician Assistant/Associate, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Pharmacy and Nurse Parctitioner/Accelerated BSN.. Students intending to pursue medical, dental, or veterinary medical school are encouraged to choose a more traditional major.

After completing this program, students will:

  1. Demonstrate scientific reasoning skills and will be able to apply scientific principles to health and life sciences-based problems.
  2. Develop a broad foundation of knowledge in the different health science disciplines that span the different levels of organization from the molecular to a whole body to society.
  3. Prepare students for entrance into postgraduate work in healthcare fields (physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician associate, athletic training, and pre-pharmacy).
  4. Demonstrate effective written, oral, and reading communication skills with stakeholders in the health sciences, including patients/clients, other health care providers, and the community.
  5. Demonstrate ability to identify ethical issues and to evaluate them rigorously from multiple perspectives, as it relates to the health sciences.

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