Mary Siniscarco, MS, OTR/L
Assistant Professor of Health Studies
Chair of Health Studies

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Bachelor of Science Degree • School of Health Professions
and Education

Health Studies: The UC Advantage

The health studies major at Utica College provides foundational learning for students who desire to enter any of a number of different health and health-related professions. It is a strong undergraduate prelude to graduate study in physical therapy and occupational therapy.   

Utica College studentWhile it does not lead directly to licensure or a professional credential, the major in health studies does offer a solid grounding for professional accomplishment and more specialized study, following a highly interdisciplinary approach to human health that encompasses everything from anatomy to anthropology to statistics and more.  


Students work with a variety of health sciences-related learning resources across campus, including the state-of-the-art laboratories in F. Eugene Romano Hall. They also engage in a very broad selection of community-based real-world learning experiences.

For specific program details, see academic requirements >

Program Student Learning Goals

Career Outcomes

Health studies majors develop the foundational knowledge that will enable them to succeed, with more specialized professional training, in a range of health-related professions, including: ...and other fields. UC health studies alumni have taken leadership positions at:
  • The Heckscher Foundation for Children
  • CI Investments
  • New York Downtown Hospital
  • Faxton-St Luke's Healthcare
  • New England Rehabilitation Hospital