Health Sciences Bachelor of Science Overview
The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, which is housed in the Health and Human Performance Program and grounded in the Liberal Arts Core of the university, provides students resources for developing professional skills in:
- exercise testing
- physical activity leadership
- health and fitness assessment
- exercise programming
- wellness coaching
- public health
- health promotion
Graduates are prepared for beginning administrative, supervisory, and leadership positions in commercial and community health and athletic clubs, in corporate fitness and wellness centers/programs, and for graduate study in health education, exercise science, occupational therapy, athletic training, chiropractic medicine, physical therapy and public health. In addition, qualified students may apply for an accelerated B.S. to M.S. program in Public Health Education and Promotion.
Students choose from four areas of emphasis:
- EXERCISE SCIENCE/STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING TRACK
For those interested in careers as:
- exercise specialists for youth, adult, geriatric, and special populations, including those with medically controlled diseases
- personal trainers
- exercise physiologists
- Students taking this emphasis are strongly encouraged to consider the accelerated B.S. to M.S. program in Public Health Education and Promotion
- PRE-PHYSICAL THERAPY TRACK
For those interested in careers in:
- Physical Therapy
- Qualified incoming students may be eligible for the PT Scholars Program which guarantees admission to Marymount’s Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
- PRE-PROFESSIONAL TRACK
For those interested in pursuing careers in:
- Athletic Training
- Occupational Therapy
- Other health science careers
- PUBLIC HEALTH TRACK
- students in this emphasis area are strongly encouraged to apply for the combined BS to MS in Public Health Education and Promotion Program.
- See details in the current catalog.
Students completing the baccalaureate degree (B.S.) in Marymount’s health sciences programs are prepared to apply for:
- Exercise Physiologist or Personal Trainer certifications by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or the
- Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES) by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing
Upon successful completion of the Health Sciences program, students will be able to:
- demonstrate the knowledge required to function as competent entry-level professionals in the health/fitness industry;
- demonstrate competence in using equipment, industry tools/inventories, and/or other practical “hands-on” applications typically used in health and wellness settings and/or clinical settings;
- demonstrate the ability to effectively educate and/or counsel individuals regarding behavior modification for the promotion of health and wellness;
- apply ethical standards to the conduct of health and wellness programs; and
- evaluate information to address the health needs/concerns of individuals or groups.