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ASU’s College of Health Solutions prepares today’s students for success in health fields, professional schools, and medical school with programs in health sciences and medical studies. Health sciences encompasses the study of health care and its application to improve health, manage disease and understand how humans function, while medical studies provides a foundation in medical knowledge relevant to those interested in a career of health care practice across a variety of disciplines. Our degree programs ensure that students have the prerequisites needed for their applications to medical, professional and graduate schools. Graduates go on to pursue opportunities as medical doctors, dentists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, chiropractors, naturopathic doctors, optometrists, pharmacists and podiatrists. Those not pursuing professional school are qualified for work in community health, medical device and pharmaceutical sales, and medical and health services.
Through our degree programs in health sciences and medical studies, students gain the academic knowledge and skills to pursue a range of employment options in health care or to continue their education in discipline-specific graduate programs. Our programs provide in-depth scientific knowledge, research opportunities and hands-on learning for practical application. Tracks within our bachelor’s degree programs such as health legislation and regulation, integrated care, and medicine (MD/DO) allow students to pursue specialized knowledge and skills that prepare them for their intended career path in a wide variety of health fields.
The health sciences and medical studies faculty at ASU’s College of Health Solutions use state-of-the-art techniques to study and advance our knowledge of human health. Faculty research looks at new ways to improve health outcomes and prevent and manage disease with evidence-based practices and interventions.