Mission Statement

The Bachelor of Health Science (BHSc) degree program prepares its students in the health sciences by providing a comprehensive interdisciplinary foundation in the sciences and allied health fields. Its purpose is to provide each student the necessary prerequisites to apply for admission into professional graduate programs in allied health professions such as athletic training, chiropractic, occupational therapy, physical therapy and other allied health professions.

The academic curriculum is designed to be flexible to the needs and future goals of the individual student. In addition to courses in the major, the core curriculum provides a strong interdisciplinary base in the sciences to include courses in Biology, Chemistry, Health and Movement Sciences, Psychology and Respiratory Care. Additional coursework is selected through individual advisement to customize student programs to increase their success in achieving their goals.

Profession

According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare occupations are expected to grow 14% through 2028 adding approximately 1.9 million new jobs nationally. Healthcare occupations such as athletic training, chiropractors, genetic counselors, occupational therapists, pharmacists, physical therapists, physician assistants, podiatrists, and several other professions are expected to demonstrate significant growth particularly with an aging population. All of these professions require the completion of advanced graduate study. The expectation for admission to any of these programs is a strong foundational background in the sciences and social skills..

Program Features

  • Program leadership includes an occupational therapist, physical therapist, respiratory therapist, nurse and other health related professionals to provide best possible guidance to program operation
  • Interprofessional  approach to curriculum design
  • Individualized approach to academic advisement

Program Requirements

Visit the undergraduate catalog for program requirements and further information.

 

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Contact Us

Dr. Marc Robertson PT, MS, DPT
Program Director, Health Science
robertsonm1@southernct.edu

Dr. Kyle O’Brien PhD, DHSc, MSOT, MSW OTR/L, LCSW
Program Director, Health Science
obrienk1@southernct.edu