What is Health Science?
The field of Health Sciences encompasses a variety of sub-disciplines relating to the protection and promotion of health and well-being, including the study of public health, global health, epidemiology, health promotion and education, nutrition, health communication, rehabilitation and the study of disease.
The UVM Health Sciences program is an applicant for accreditation by the Council on Education for Public Health. The accreditation review will address the Health Sciences B.S. Other degrees and areas of study offered by this institution will not be included in the unit of accreditation review. Please visit https://ceph.org for more information.
The mission of the UVM health sciences program is to strive for health equity by preparing the next generation of leaders to improve the health of individuals and communities through basic science and applying the principles of population health.
A Path With Vision
Health Sciences students complete an interdisciplinary program with courses designed to align with public health learning standards, practicing foundational skills that transfer to entry-level employment and will prepare them to pursue graduate education in the basic and medical sciences and public health. Career-focused electives, recommended prerequisites for graduate school, research with a faculty mentor or an optional minor or certificate can be incorporated into the four-year degree. The program also provides the added flexibility of online course options.
Students interested in medicine, occupational or physical therapy, nursing, athletic training, pharmacy, public health or other graduate programs work with their academic and pre-health advisors to incorporate the recommended requirements into their curriculum plans. View full health sciences curriculum (PDF) >>
What Are Students Doing With A Health Sciences Degree?
Graduates are prepared for employment with non-profits, local and international agencies, educational institutions, health care facilities and other public-serving organizations. Some job titles may include: medical and health services/program manager, health educator, health coach, research assistant, community health worker, disease prevention specialist, social and community service manager and substance abuse and behavioral disorders counselor.