Consider Health Sciences if you:
- want a multi-disciplinary program
- have a strong interest in science
- want a career in patient-centered health care
- Physical Therapy
- Medical, dental, optometric, veterinary, physician assistant and other professional schools
A Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences (HS) degree combines liberal arts, basic science, social science, and health science courses for students who desire a generalized health science academic credential. View a checklist of requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences.
Gain relevant knowledge and skills in one of six health disciplines:
Prepare for a broad career in the fitness arenas as well as for graduate study in Exercise Science and other disciplines.
- For students interested in the relationship among physical activity, weight control, disease prevention, stress management and nutrition for optimal health and performance.
- Find jobs in personal training, cardiac rehabilitation, corporate fitness or health/fitness screening.
Prepare for traditional and non-traditional career opportunities in community-based and medical organizations emphasizing patient-centered practices.
- Find jobs in communities and medical systems that are opening holistic care centers, initiating patient-oriented practices and adding complementary methods to augment traditional care.
Prepares for work in a variety of clinical and public health fields that emphasize the relationship between diet, nutrition, food access and health status.
- For students interested in studying food and nutrition as it affects health.
Prepare for graduate work in medicine, public health, and other professional fields as well as careers in research and non-profit organizations.
- Work with a bachelor’s as laboratory technicians, research assistants, health educators or wellness instructors.
- Fulfills traditional application requirements for medical, dental, optometric, veterinary, physician assistant and other professional schools.
- Transition seamlessly into the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at Wayne State University.
- Competitive Admission
Prepares students to meet the academic prerequisites necessary to be considered for admission to Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) programs throughout the state.
- For students who wish to pursue an advanced degree in pharmacy.
- Seamlessly transition into the pharmacy program at Wayne State University.
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- Competitive Admission
Prepares students to meet the prerequisite application requirements for Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) programs throughout the state.
- For students who wish to pursue an advanced degree in physical therapy
- Work with a bachelor’s as physical therapists, physical therapy aides, rehabilitation assistants, laboratory technicians, research assistants, health educators or wellness instructors.
- dental assisting
- health information technology
- medical assistant
- occupational therapy assistant
- pharmacy technician
- physical therapist assistant
- respiratory therapy
- surgical technology
The competitive admission track is an option for currently enrolled Health Sciences students who are interested in applying to the Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies program at Wayne State University.
- Minimum overall OU GPA of 3.3 in the first year and a cumulative OU GPA of 3.5 thereafter
- All non-pre-physician assistant course work must be completed with a grade of "C" (2.0) or higher
- All pre-physician assistant coursework must be completed with a grade of "B" (3.0) or higher
- Transfer courses may need to be reviewed for transferability
- Complete a minimum of 500 paid direct patient contact hours in an approved health service environment prior to application
- Complete the Graduate Record Exam
- Complete all academic and non-academic entrance requirements of the Physician Assistant Studies program