Major in Health Science | Bachelor of Science in Health Science

The B.S. in Health Science degree is specifically designed for students who want to pursue a major in Pre-Physical Therapy, Pre-Occupational Therapy, Pre-Physician Assistant, Pre-Chiropractic, or Pre-Med. The curriculum includes the prerequisites and science courses required for admission to a doctoral level program in physical therapy, or chiropractic medicine, master’s/doctoral-level program in occupational therapy, master’s in physician assistant program, and medical school. The coursework is designed to enhance students’ knowledge of the health sciences and prepare them for the academic rigors of graduate school.

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Taylor Frei


I have gotten to see things from different perspectives and partake in conversations I would have never had elsewhere about faith and beliefs. I have grown as a person here.

Taylor Frei


Why should I choose a health science degree?

Majors learn about health from physiological, anatomical, kinesiological and functional points of view while completing the prerequisites required for graduate studies in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, or pre-med.

What are some health science courses I will take?

  • Anatomical Kinesiology
  • Health Science Clinical I-III
  • Seminar in Health Science
  • Rehab and Therapeutic Exercises
  • Exercise Testing and Prescription

What are some careers paths or jobs?

Health Sciences majors can choose many career paths:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Medicine

Who is hiring UMHB students with a bachelors in health science?

UMHB Health Sciences students have found success in many different areas:

  • Scott & White Roney Bone & Joint Institute
  • Stephenville Sports Rehab
  • Texas Children's Hospital
  • Sportherapy

Where can I go to grad school with a degree in health science?

Many Health Sciences students have continued their education at these schools:

  • UMHB | University of Mary Hardin-Baylor
  • Hardin Simmons University
  • Texas State University
  • University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
  • Texas Women’s University
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston

What is special about a Health Science degree at UMHB?

Students complete three Health Sciences Clinical courses which allow them to observe and shadow three licensed physical or occupational therapists, in different areas of specialization, to gain insight into those specialties.

Several of the undergraduate courses in this major are taught by licensed physical and occupational therapists; this allows students to interact with professionals in their area of interest and gain a better understanding of their chosen profession.

Students have the opportunity to assist professors in cutting-edge nutritional, exercise, health, and rehabilitative research in UMHB’s state-of-the-art laboratories.

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