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Health Care Studies

The School of Health Sciences and Education offers the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Studies program to provide a degree pathway for students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in a health-related field. Students may choose from Pre-Allied Health, Pre-Physician Assistant, or Pre-Occupational Therapy concentrations. The program incorporates a solid health studies core with a general education curriculum reflecting the Goals of Franciscan Higher Education that prepares students to matriculate into a graduate program. If you're interested in a degree in Health Care Studies contact Dr. Theresa M. Horner.

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    Health Care Studies Degree

    Program Highlights

    • Completion of this degree will prepare students to pursue a graduate professional health care degree or enter the workforce 
    • Students may choose from a Pre-Allied Health, Pre-Occupational Therapy, or Pre-Physician Assistant concentration 
    • Depending on space availability and the ability to meet early entrance requirements for the Saint Francis University's Occupational Therapy or Physician Assistant programs, students may be afforded the opportunity to apply into these programs during the second semester sophomore year.
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    Degree Options

    • Pre-Allied Health Concentration 
      • A four-year degree that allows students the flexibility to take a variety of health care-focused courses and the opportunity to earn one or more academic minors in areas of their interest.
      • Course Catalog Major Requirements
    • Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration 
    • Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration 
  • Undergraduate & Graduate Health Care Programs: