Health Sciences

Welcome to Marymount University's B.S. Health Sciences program website!  It is our pleasure to assist you in taking the next steps toward your educational and career goals. If you have any questions about our   program, please click here to Ask a Question, or Apply Now to begin your journey to achieving your goals.

Housed in the Department of Health and Human Performance (HHP), Marymount University's Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program is a dynamic major that is interdisiplinary in nature and provides flexible options that allows students to prepare for many kinds of positions in the health and wellness fields. 

Promoting Health and Wellness

If you’re interested in working in a health-related profession or continuing on to graduate school to obtain an advanced degree in medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, or public health, then you should consider a bachelor’s degree in health science—a solid foundation for either path.

An academically rigorous degree program, the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences includes courses in biology, human anatomy and physiology, and exercise physiology. Other coursework includes health psychology, stress management, and nutrition.

Our program allows you to choose from three areas of emphasis (with a fourth in exercise science coming soon): 



Career Outlook

The U.S. Department of Labor Statistics has indicated that employment of healthcare occupations is expected to rise significantly in the next several years adding as many as 1.9 million jobs in the workforce. Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for healthcare services.

Graduates from the B.S. Health Sciences program are well equipped to pursue clinical and non-clinical opportunities in hospitals, clinics, government agencies, sports facilities, health and wellness organizations, and community based and non-profit agencies. Because of the many specialties available, your career path will be largely determined by the health sciences track you select to complete your degree.       

Questions? Please contact the Department Chair Dr. Michael Nordvall at