About The Major

The Department of Health Sciences offers a variety of academic programs for students, both those seeking employment directly out of the undergraduate program, and those intending to pursue graduate and professional study. Students pursuing the major in Health Sciences will have the opportunity to pursue specialty certificates in Gerontology, Global Health and Rehabilitation, Rehabilitation and Disability Studies, and Nutrition.

Studies and abilities this major develops include: communication skills, active listening skills, attention to detail, knowledge of business and legal considerations in healthcare and a foundation in social sciences.

Complimenting Interests




Major Possibilities

Sample Coursework

  • Legal and regulatory aspects in rehab
  • Ethical issues in rehab services
  • Health promotion/disease prevention
  • Diversity issues in health and rehab
  • Program evaluation methods in rehab
  • Aging and the older person

Possible Careers

  • Disability advocate
  • Wellness program director
  • Non-profit program coordinator
  • Physical therapist*
  • Physician assistant*
  • Rehabilitation counselor*

*Career option requires additional training or education


Where could I work?

  • Hospitals
  • Healthcare Services
  • Nursing/Residential Care Facilities
  • Health Clinics
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Insurance Companies

Health and Life Sciences Cluster

This major belongs to the Health and Life Sciences (HLS) cluster.

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