Health Sciences at Heidelberg

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Program Highlights

Heidelberg University offers students the opportunity to gain leadership experiences, participate in intercollegiate activities, and acquire the essential knowledge and skills needed to be successful in the healthcare field. The student will be taught how providers, allied healthcare professionals and medical support staff critically think, manage multiple tasks, conduct basic research, document, and apply practical skills in various healthcare settings.

  • The major can be combined with complementary majors including Athletic Training, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Health & Human Performance, Psychology, and Sports Management.

  • The major has been designed to demonstrate a path for students interested in meeting prerequisite coursework for several professional graduate programs.

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Pre-Professional Option

Several sub-disciplines of Health Sciences are graduate level programs with competitive admissions processes that demand students have high academic marks and appropriate pre-requisite coursework. For students with such ambitions, the department has developed a Pre-Professional Option which is designed to meet standard prerequisites for graduate studies in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, and Physician Assistant Studies. Depending on your specific interest, with the help of your faculty mentor you will develop a plan that meets your goals. 

“I’ve been able to meet different professionals which has given me the opportunity to set up observation hours that fit my interests.”          Julie Kline '14