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9HLS - Health Science

Health and Human Performance Undergraduate Bachelor of Science

Program Delivery

Residential Program

Program Level


Degree Designation

Bachelor of Science

Program Type



College of Science & Mathematics

Program Description

The Health Science program of study is designed to provide students with two pathways for preparation in health careers.

Pre-Professional Health Careers

The Pre-Professional Pathway prepares you for graduate or professional study in medical school, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physicians’ assistant and other allied health professions. Students take a core of health-related courses, with ample flexibility to select courses needed for admission into your chosen field of post-baccalaureate study.

Accelerated Master’s in Athletic Training

The Accelerated Master’s in Athletic Training pathway prepares you for a career in athletic training through our innovative 3+2 program. Students complete both a bachelor’s in Health Science and master’s in Athletic Training in five years. Your fourth year serves as both the senior year of the bachelor’s in Health Science and the first year of the master’s degree in Athletic Training, as long as you meet admission criteria for the graduate program.


To prepare students to meet the entrance requirements of graduate schools in areas such as athletic training, physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician’s assistant, medicine, public health, exercise sciences, biomechanics, and hospital administration.

Program Specific Admission Requirements

There are no program-specific admission criteria for the Health Science Program.

Students wishing to pursue the Master of Athletic Training degree may do so either as part of the accelerated BS-to-MAT program in 3+2 years (or two years as an external candidate). The commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE) has granted approval to offer the Master of Athletic Training (MAT) degree.  To be considered for admission into the MAT program, the following criteria are required:

Accelerated 3+2 program: Completion of all undergraduate coursework (course numbers 100-499) by the start of graduate coursework with the exception of HE 439 to be taken spring of the senior year; cumulative GPA of at least a 2.75. In addition, Norwich University Health Sciences students must complete prerequisite courses as described in the course catalog.

Additional Program Information

Potential Careers

  • Athletic Training

  • Osteopathic Medicine

  • Physical Therapy

  • Chiropractic

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Physician Assistant

  • Nursing

  • Healthcare Administration


Foundational knowledge: Summarize scientific principles that underpin human health.


Scientific and research literacy: Evaluate research to examine and devise solutions to problems in the field.


Scientific communication: Communicate foundational knowledge and research to a variety of communities using written and oral modalities.


Ethical decision-making: Assess relevant and important ethical issues in research and healthcare.


Leadership: Organize, reflect, and lead within an inter-professional team on a variety of health care initiatives.


Collaboration: Collaborate with internal and/or external stakeholders to integrate foundational knowledge, scientific literacy, and ethical decision-making in a hands-on learning environment.