Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
The purpose of the Health Sciences degree is to provide a “human-centric” program with exposure to current concepts, laboratory techniques, and disease prevention/health care recommendations and protocols. The concentration emphasizes anatomy, physiology, disease, and human health.
The graduates with a Health Sciences degree are qualified to be employed as technicians in academic or industrial research laboratories or pursue advanced degrees in graduate or professional schools.
Health sciences is the discipline of applied science which deals with human health. There are two parts to health science: the study, research, and knowledge of health and the application of that knowledge to improve health, cure diseases, and understanding how humans function. (Science Daily)
Of 194 known graduates since May 2016, 19% are currently employed, 1% joined the Peace Corps, 12% are currently applying to graduate and professional school, and 68% have been accepted to graduate or professional school.
Of those accepted into graduate and professional school, 31% pursued graduate school or additional education, 4% dental school, 24% medical school, 17% pharmacy, 17% physician assistant, and 7% physical/occupational therapy or speech/language pathology.
Employment of medical scientists is projected to grow 8 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. Medical scientists will continue to be needed because they contribute to the development of treatments and medicines that improve human health.
Where Do Graduates Work?
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- Agricultural and Food Science Technicians
- Animal Scientists
- Biochemists and Biophysicists
- Food Scientists and Technologists
- Natural Sciences Managers
- Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Technical and Scientific Products
- Technical Writers
- Graduate Teaching Assistants
- Biomedical Engineers
- Clinical Research Coordinators
- Exercise Physiologists
- Family and General Practitioners
- Genetic Counselors
- Internists, General
- Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
- Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists
- Medical and Health Services Managers
- Medical Lab Technician
- Medical Scientists, Except Epidemiologists
- Obstetricians and Gynecologists
- Pediatricians, General
- Physical Therapists
- Physician Assistants
- Forensic Science Technicians
Accelerated BSHS to MPH
The accelerated bachelors to masters degree program provides high performing health sciences students an opportunity to complete both the bachelor and master degrees at an accelerated pace. Participating students can apply as many as 12 credit hours of graduate-level coursework toward both their BSHS and an MPH. Courses are chosen in consultation with the student's undergraduate advisor and the MPH coordinator. The 12 credit hours will be considered guided electives for the undergraduate degree.
MPH concentrations are listed here: https://www.etsu.edu/cph/academics/graduate.php
Interested students should contact Dara Young.