Welcome to Marymount University's B.S. Health Sciences program website! My name is Jennifer Tripken and I am the Interim Chair of the Health and Human Performance Department. It is my 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.
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:
- Pre-Physical Therapy
- Pre-Professional (Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Chiropractic, Physiscian Assistant, and more)
- Public Health
Healthcare is one of the fastest-growing fields in the country. Employment of healthcare occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.3 million new jobs. 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.