Major in Health Studies

You Belong Here

You’re interested in health and how to live well. You’re patient, compassionate, and motivated. You want a career that involves helping others lead happier, more fulfilling lives.  Health studies may be the major for you.


state-of-the-art teaching laboratories on campus

Why UC?

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 and occupational therapy.

Taught by an accomplished faculty, the major in health studies offers 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.

Learn more about UC health studies faculty.

What You’ll Learn

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. Majors include students planning graduate work in a health or health- related field, students who plan to seek employment in the health care field upon graduation, and students interested in exploring health issues in the context of a liberal arts background.

Learn more:

Health Studies is the undergraduate major for students who plan to enter the graduate physical therapy (D.P.T.) and occupational therapy (M.S.O.T.) programs.


A Degree that Works

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 health administration, exercise physiology, athletic training, occupational therapy, physical therapy, 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
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