About the bachelor of health science degree
Job growth in the healthcare sector is booming, and professionals are in demand nationwide and throughout Pennsylvania. Build your future in this vital field with a B.S. in Health Science at PennWest California.
When you choose the health science major, you position yourself to pursue a healthcare career or continue with graduate-level education. The four-year, on-campus program instills knowledge of general and health-related sciences, and it introduces you to a variety of career pathways within the healthcare field.
In addition to classroom study, you’ll gain hands-on experience in the Applied Health Science Lab and complete a senior capstone course focused on your particular interests and career plans.
Students in related majors may choose to add the 18-credit minor in health science to their course of study.
What is health science?
This applied science discipline includes the study of human health, and the application of that knowledge to improve health and treat disease. PennWest California’s bachelor of health science program combines traditional science courses with specialized courses in multicultural healthcare, special populations and complementary medicine.
The program prepares you to pursue the post-graduate education required for a career in athletic training, physical therapy and occupational therapy, or to work as a health coach, healthcare administrator or other allied healthcare professional.