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The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program is designed for students with an interest in human health leading to graduate study, or career advancement. This degree is designed to expose students to a wide range of health science careers, while providing the foundational courses required for most professional health science post-graduate work, such as physical therapy, physician assistant, medicine, dentistry, environmental health, etc.
The minimum 124 credit hour interdisciplinary curriculum provides a sound academic base in general education, biological and physical sciences, public health and health sciences. Three tracks are available: pre-physical therapy, environmental health and safety, and general health sciences. The pre-physical therapy track is uniquely designed for entry into the University of Michigan-Flint’s Physical Therapy Program (DPT) program. The track in environmental health and safety prepares graduates for positions in public sector settings, including local and state health departments; and in private sector positions such as chemical waste management, and workplace safety. The general health sciences track is available for students pursuing other health sciences professional programs (e.g., physician assistant, dentistry, medicine). For this track, careful course selection beyond B.S. in Health Sciences requirements should be made after consulting current, available information from the specific university professional program of interest.
The mission of the B.S. in Health Sciences is to provide a strong foundation in the health and human sciences for students intending to pursue professional graduate studies in physical therpay and other professional health science programs. The combined program components in basic science and health science will enable students to become effective and productive health professionals who value the diversity of the various communities in which they work and serve.
Programs in Health Sciences
Two Programs in Health Sciences are offered, both leading to the Bachelor of Science degree: the General Program in Health Sciences and the Honors Program in Health Sciences .