The health science major at UW-Stevens Point will prepare you with an interdisciplinary and liberal arts foundation for a variety of professional careers within the health care system.
Courses emphasize the human, behavioral and physical sciences and foster an appreciation of the complexities of the health care system through four options of study:
Grow Your Education with Your Career
your education as your career advances with UW-Stevens Point health
programs at the associate, bachelor’s and master’s level. Begin your
education with a professional associate degree in health sciences. Transition seamlessly to the Bachelor of Science in Health Science to complete your four-year degree in just four more semesters. When the time is right for you, join the graduate programs in athletic training, physical therapy, healthcare administration or health and wellness management to strengthen your professional skills and meet certification requirements. Contact an adviser with any questions and to construct a personalized academic plan.
Explore Career Opportunities in Health Science
The health science major helps you learn more about
career options in health care and prepares some students for graduate-level specialties including:
- athletic trainer*
- physical therapist*
- occupational therapist*
- rehabilitation aide
- health services director
- community outreach coordinator
- research assistant
- benefits manager
- nursing home administrator
- patient access coordinator
- medical biller/coder
- medical office assistant
- claims manager
- account manager
*Requires advanced degree.
Get Involved on Campus
Joining a health-related student organization
, you may help with blood drives, raise funds for overseas orphanages, strategize and plan for graduate school and network with professionals from allied health care fields.
Health Care Organization
- Pre-Med Club
Sports Medicine Club
Gain Experience Outside the Classroom
In addition to
, your senior-level capstone course will require you to provide an agency with a service and complete a challenging project involving research, problem solving and communication. Previous community-service locations for the capstone course have included:
Meet Your Health Science Professors
faculty and staff
are readily accessible and will work with you one-on-one in planning your program of study. In addition, all courses in health sciences are taught by faculty. The average class size is small at 15-50 students and laboratory sections are limited to 18 students, enabling you to get the personalized attention to succeed.