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Health Care Studies


  • Pathway to Your Health Care Profession

    Incorporating a solid health studies core with a general education curriculum reflecting the Goals of Franciscan Higher Education, the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Studies is designed to provide a degree pathway for students interested in pursuing an undergraduate degree in a health-related field.

    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.

    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.
    • Pre-Occupational Therapy Concentration 
      • A four-year degree designed to serve as an excellent preparation for application to a graduate Occupational Therapy program.
    • Pre-Physician Assistant Concentration 
      • A four-year degree designed to serve as an excellent preparation for application to a graduate Physician Assistant program.

    See requirements: Visit the academic catalog and scroll to the School of Health Sciences to view degree requirements.