About

Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for careers in health care from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives. Required courses common to a  majority of graduate programs are required for the major core, while elective courses are selected by the student based on their intended profession. Students are expected to take an active role in course selection and career planning due to the wide range of requirements for Health Sciences related graduate programs.

Non-Clinical Job Examples:

Medical and health services managers
Claims reviewer
Health education specialist
Medical equipment/pharmaceutical sales representative 
Community health specialist 

Graduate or professional school programs 

Occupational therapist 
Physical therapist 
Prosthetics-orthotics specialist 
Speech-language pathologist
Pharmacist
Dentist
Audiologist 
Physician Assistant 
Chiropractor 

Fast Facts

  • According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the need for Physical Therapists will increase 18% over the next 10 years.
  • In order to practice as a Physical Therapist in the United States, individuals must earn a Doctor of Physical Therapy from a Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education-accredited physical therapist education program and pass a state licensure exam.
  • The American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties offers board-certification in ten specialty areas of physical therapy: Cardiovascular and Pulmonary, Clinical Electrophysiology, Geriatrics, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Pediatrics, Sports, Women's Health, and Wound Management.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups.
  • Health Science is a customizable and interdisciplinary major. Programs offer a combination of coursework, labs, and experiential learning, so health science majors are equipped with the skills needed to pursue a career or graduate degree in health care.

Requirement Notes

  1. Limestone's required Competency & General Education courses
  2. A total of 120 credit hours
  3. The required courses listed below (39 credit hours)
  4. Additional Biology course (BI101 or 110) (Note: some graduate programs may require BI102) (4 credit hours)
  5. A Chemistry course (CH105 or 110) with a lab (Note: some graduate programs may require 8 hours) (4 credit hours)
  6. Natural Science and Math electives, including a minimum of 2 laboratory courses, from the following: BI102 or 250-level or above; CH111 or 300-level or above, HS250, HS301, PH200-level or above, MA319.

  7. Two additional Psychology or Sociology courses (6 credit hours)

* This major includes one AWE course (3 credit hours)

Students must complete 30 total credit hours at the 300-level or above.

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