Hands-on health care
Health care providers, community health workers and health educators directly affect people’s well-being and quality of life. The area of medical studies and health sciences encompasses the study of health care and its application to improve health, manage disease and understand how the human body functions. A degree in medical studies or health sciences provides a solid foundation for students who desire a career as a doctor or other health care practitioner or in health policy.
Our programs in health sciences and medical studies provide in-depth scientific knowledge, research opportunities and hands-on learning opportunities. Our degree programs — which introduce students to health legislation and regulation, integrated care and medicine (MD/DO), medical lab science, fitness science and more — allow students to develop specialized knowledge and skills that will prepare them for a career in a wide variety of health fields.
Medical studies and health sciences graduates have various professional paths available to them. Some go on to medical school to become doctors. Others pursue opportunities to become dentists, physician assistants, occupational therapists, chiropractors, optometrists, pharmacists or podiatrists. Those not pursuing medical or professional school are qualified for work in community health, medical device and pharmaceutical sales, or medical and health services.