Bachelor's Degree in Health Sciences
Also available as a UofM Global fully online degree
Promoting Healthy Lifestyles. Building Healthy Communities.
If you enjoy focusing on the health and well-being of others, you may want to complete a concentration in Health Sciences.
Study the science of health from an interdisciplinary perspective that prepares you for non-clinical entry-level positions in various aspects of health care industry. Our interdisciplinary Health Sciences program ensures you gain the skills necessary to enter a variety of allied health fields upon graduation or apply to a post-bachelor's program.
This program provides the foundation, knowledge and skills needed to develop, manage, lead and evaluate health initiatives aimed at promoting the adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors. The program also offers elective hours that provide an opportunity individualize the curriculum to meet specific career goals and requirements.
Major: Health Studies
- Concentration: Health Sciences
- Degree: Bachelor of Science (BS)
- BS degree sheet (subject to change)
- Courses offered by semester
- Also available online through UofM Global
The Health Sciences concentration allows you to pursue your interests among the various health professions. It is grounded in health promotion theory and practice strategies, and offers elective hours allowing you to individualize your program to align with your own professional goals. With outstanding teaching and an emphasis on practical application, the program will prepare you to enter the job market or to pursue a graduate education in a variety of health fields such as:
- Health promotion
- Community health
- Public health
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy
- Dental hygiene
- Physician assistant
You will extend your knowledge and skills beyond the classroom through an internship, taking what was learned in the classroom and applying it in professional settings. Internship settings are selected and secured by students and may include health departments, rehabilitation centers, community centers, hospitals, schools, corporate settings and a variety of other sites.
Upon graduating, you can begin your career or continue your education in a variety of areas such as:
Fitness and wellness
Medicine/ physicians assistant
Other allied health sciences
"The University of Memphis Health Sciences program offers information around several different health and fitness organizations, courses on leadership, counseling, fitness instruction, and health habits and ways to apply each of these topics into real life scenarios. I feel as if this program is helping me gain the confidence I need to begin a successful career in the field of health and fitness." -Evan Gerrard
"The Health Sciences program has presented a way to narrow the many career and research opportunities that interested me. My research interests now involve holistic health, motivation and psychological health. Additionally, my background in psychology and counseling was easily integrated within this program and many of its courses." -Michael Gratton
"The classes included in the health sciences curriculum have been the most valuable learning experiences for me. Classes such as marketing, program development, counseling, aerobic and resistance training, and exercise physiology have all really helped. Actually, all of my Health Sciences classes have been influential in my new career!" -Misty Rackham
"The Health Sciences program offers a variety of classes that advanced my skills not just in making healthier lifestyle choices, but also in marketing, leadership, and program implementation and evaluation. These are skills that I will need to take with me to my next career or graduate school." -Stephanie Rozar
Health Sciences faculty pursue research devoted to the applied study of health including personal health and wellness, behavior change, and community programming and design. Faculty members secure external funding to support their research, and their work is published in both national and international peer-reviewed journals.