FUTURE ATHLETIC TRAINERS, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS, PHYSICAL THERAPISTS, OCCUPATIONAL THERAPISTS ANd SPEECH-Language PATHOLOGISTS: START HERE.
If you want to become an allied health professional, you know graduate school is on the horizon. But your undergraduate major doesn’t have to be a placeholder. It can be the key that provides the hands-on, experiential learning needed to get you into the field and on the payroll faster than your peers.
At Moravian College, the B.S. in Health Sciences can do just that. You’ll get a 21st-century liberal arts education, plus a potential spot on the short list for our developing graduate programs in athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology.
PICK A TRACK AND RUN WITH IT.
The health sciences major is intended for students who wish to pursue careers in allied health professions after completing their undergraduate career at Moravian College.
Students who declare this major choose one of three career-specific tracks: athletic training/exercise science, physical therapy or occupational therapy—all of which leave room for electives in disciplines spanning economics to sports psychology. Another option: pick two tracks and leave your graduate options wide open. It’s all possible.
TACKLE THE BIG ISSUES.
In true liberal arts fashion, a senior capstone seminar ties the whole major together. Health sciences majors of all tracks will take Health 385.2 Social Issues in Health Sciences, in which students from all healthcare-related majors come together to explore the ethical and social issues related to health science while co-authoring research papers about their chosen field of study.
ON A ROLL? STAY FOR GRADUATE SCHOOL.
The undergraduate health sciences major perfectly positions you for continued education. Our developing graduate programs in athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology are natural continuations of the health sciences major, and those who choose such paths will graduate with two outstanding degrees that will ready them for a career in health care.