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.
This is our clarion call, which urges us all to never be complacent, to always keep moving forward, to lead with confidence and reach high. It embodies our commitment to the future, to innovation and discovery, and to dancing in-step with an ever-changing world.
"When I came here, and when I started to work harder and harder, I discovered how to really believe in myself and the abilities that I have. Sometimes I question myself about how I got this far, but in the end I know the answer. I do have the capabilities inside of me. That's something that really shocked me."
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.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
Health Studies majors engage in a very broad selection of community-based real-world learning experiences.