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Health Science

School of Health Sciences and Wellness Health Science Degree

Major

Start your foundation for an advanced healthcare career

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: 

  • Health Care Administration 
  • Pre-Athletic Training 
  • Pre-Occupational Therapy 
  • Pre-Physical Therapy 

Why study Health Science at UW-Stevens Point?

Grow 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.
Alexis Walters ’21
Health Science

Hired Before Graduation

Alexis Walters ’21

Alexis Walters ’21 was hired before graduation at TVG-Medulla in Oak Brook, Ill., as a chiropractic technician.
Intern
Health Science-Health Care Administration

Insights of Interns

Mikayla Toboyek

Mikayla Toboyek interned at the Marshfield Clinic Health System as an innovation, quality and patient safety intern.
Alumni Map

Alumni Map

Where are they now?

UW-Stevens Point alumni live and work all over the world—so if you’re looking for networking opportunities close to a new home or contact info for fellow Pointer in another city, you’re in luck. Looking for a fellow Pointer near you or want to add your pin? Start with our map.
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What to Expect? 

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

Meet Your Faculty and Staff

The faculty and staff members of the School of Health Sciences and Wellness are committed to developing professionals who study, promote and model lifelong wellness for individuals, families and communities, building a stronger, healthier community.
Beth Kinslow

Beth Kinslow

  • Assistant Professor – M.S. in Athletic Training
  • Clinical Education Coordinator – M.S. in Athletic Training
  • College of Professional Studies Diversity Task Force
715-346-4870
Dan McCarty

Dan McCarty

  • Academic Director – Health Information Management and Technology (HIMT)
  • Professor – Health Science
715-346-2508
Jodi Olmsted

Jodi Olmsted

  • Director – M.S. in Healthcare Administration
  • Professor – Health Sciences and Wellness
  • Adviser and Coach – Curling Association of UWSP
  • Placement Coordinator – Health Science (HS) Undergraduate Experiential Learning
715.346.2510
Danelle Smith

Danelle Smith

  • Graduate Faculty – Athletic Training
  • Clinical Coordinator – Athletic Training
  • Associate Lecturer – Health Science
715-346-4922