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Health Sciences

Are you interested in health care and want to make a difference in the world?

With a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences major, the opportunities are endless. The BSHS program at MVNU is designed for the individual who desires a career in a healthcare-related service area. For a student still determining the healthcare field they want to pursue, MVNU’s interdisciplinary major provides diverse opportunities to explore many different healthcare arenas. Students planning to pursue a particular healthcare profession requiring graduate school can gain a solid foundation for their graduate program and complete pre-requisite coursework required for graduate school applications.

  • MVNU professors are knowledgeable, experienced, and engage with students in every capacity.

  • Areas of concentration for all BSHC majors include natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences, and business. Advisors work with individual students to customize remaining coursework for their major, based on healthcare areas in which they are most interested.

  • Senior BSHS students participate in a hand-on practicum experience with community partners

Health Sciences is a very versatile major, leaving majors with multiple options for additional areas of study. Students are required to complete a minor or a pre-professional health pathway, unless they choose to pursue a double major. The following lists demonstrate additional fields students have chosen to add to their Health Sciences major:

Double Majors:

  • Health Sciences + Psychology
  • Health Sciences + Exercise Sciences
  • Health Sciences + Math
  • Health Sciences + Business Administration
  • Health Sciences + Environmental Science
  • Health Sciences + Marketing

Minors:

  • Psychology (w/ concentration in Public Health)
  • Business Administration
  • Business Management
  • Sports Management
  • Criminal Justice
  • Christian Ministries
  • Exercise Science

Pathways:

  • Pre-Occupational Therapy
  • Pre-Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Physical Therapy
  • Pre-Chiropractor

  • Dr. Pheba George, Assistant Professor of Biological and Health Sciences; Coordinator for Health Sciences
  • Dr. Judy Gregg, Associate Professor of Nursing, School Dean

Check out the catalog for a complete list of the requirements, courses, and objectives for the Health Sciences program!

For service learning and academic travel possibilities, visit mvnu.edu/travel.

In addition to academic scholarships, affinity grants, and need-based awards, MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.

MVNU students with a BSHS receive preparation for careers in many areas, such as, community health worker, health informatics, health fitness, community organizations, health insurance companies, healthcare management, long-term care, and nonprofit or humanitarian organizations. They can also work in the pharmaceutical industry, medical sales, and in health care technical occupations. Additional career possibilities include patient care advocate, research associate, health educator, and environmental science.

Professional graduate programs BSHS graduates have pursued include Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Healthcare Administration, Athletic Training, and others.

Graduates of the BSHS program will find widespread local, national, and global opportunities.

MVNU’s Health program ranked in the top 15% for Best Value by CollegeFactual.com.

The PEOPLE are what make this place so special. Thank you MVNU for the best four years of my life!

Ben Hoar, ‘15