BHS in Health Science

DSC_0656-SThe Health Sciences program is for students who wish to enter a non-clinical health career such as medical case management, corporate wellness, human services, medical sales, pharmaceutical manufacturing and distribution, and more. Graduates holding the BHS in Health Sciences may also be qualified to enter either graduate or professional health science programs, such as physical therapy or public health.

Emphasis Areas

The health sciences program offers four emphasis areas: health and wellness services, leadership and policy, pre-professional, and rehabilitation science.

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Health and Wellness

The health and wellness emphasis will prepare students for application to clinical or graduate programs in fields such as public health, accelerated nursing, or health education and promotion. The health and wellness emphasis may also prepare students who have appropriate work experience as an undergraduate to work in fields such as health and human services non‐profit organizations and corporate health promotion and wellness programming.

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Leadership and Policy

The leadership and policy emphasis will prepare students to enter careers in health administration, informatics or sales. The leadership and policy emphasis may also prepare students for graduate studies in health administration, informatics, public health, policy or law.

Pre-Professional

The pre-professional emphasis prepares students to apply for graduate and professional programs in medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, physician assistant studies, optometry and related areas. The pre-professional emphasis may also prepare students who have appropriate work experience as an undergraduate to work for clinical research companies, medical or pharmaceutical sales or other non-clinical health careers that require a background in science and knowledge of health care.

Rehabilitation Science

The rehabilitation science emphasis prepares students for application to graduate programs in fields such as occupational therapy, physical therapy, chiropractic, applied behavior analysis, orthotics/prosthetics and similar degrees. The rehabilitation science emphasis may also prepare students who have appropriate work experience as an undergraduate to work as applied behavior analysis implementers, coaches for alternative community training organizations, or application to associate’s degrees in occupational therapy assistant or physical therapy assistant programs.

Mizzou Online

The Health Sciences online program is a non-clinical program. It is well-suited for individuals with prior college credit who wish to complete a bachelor’s degree in a health-related field. Some people choose to enter the workforce or pursue graduate/professional programs after completing the degree, while others want to advance their education for professional and personal growth.