Health Science



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 five options of study:

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.

Gain Experience Outside the Classroom

In addition to internship opportunities, 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

Our 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.

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