Health Sciences majors take courses to prepare them for careers in the health sector from both the scientific and psychosocial perspectives and includes several specific concentrations.  Heath science majors can choose a concentration that focuses on the broader health science track or pre-nursing as a part of their undergraduate studies or one that focuses on graduate programs including: pre-physical therapy, pre-occupational therapy, pre-athletic training or public health.

Students are active in planning their course selections and potential internship opportunities related to their specific concentration within the Health Sciences program.

Non-Clinical Job Examples:

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

Graduate or professional school programs 

Occupational therapist 
Physical therapist 
Prosthetics-orthotics specialist 
Public Health
Speech-language pathologist
Physician Assistant 

Fast Facts

  • Health science has more than 20 major fields of study that range from lab research, global health, maternal & child health to the diversity of environmental and behavioral health. Moreover, they can also serve in administrative roles in non-profits, large health care systems & governmental health agencies.
  • Public health careers are growing from 8-15% in such areas as: health education, community health, epidemiology & environmental specialist. Salaries range from $40,000 to over $100,000 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2018).
  • Both Athletic Trainers & Occupational Therapists require a master’s degree, while Physical Therapists are now required to earn a doctoral degree to enter into practice, and all require certification exams in their specialties.
  • Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. According to the Bureau of Labor and Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations are projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.
  • 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.

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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