About This Program
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 Sciences may be the major for you.
Why Utica University
The Health Sciences major at Utica University provides foundational learning for students who desire to enter any of a number of different health and health-related professions. Offered both on ground and online, this program is a strong undergraduate prelude to graduate study in physical and occupational therapy.
Taught by an accomplished faculty, the major in Health Sciences 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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Health Sciences at Utica
I discovered how to really believe in myself and the abilities that I have.
- Health Administration
- Exercise Physiology
- Athletic Training
- Occupational Therapy
- Physical Therapy
- And more!
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.
Health Sciences Faculty and Staff
A Degree That Works
Health Sciences 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. Utica University Health Sciences 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
The Interprofessional Education (IPE) program at Utica University helps you develop a deeper understanding of a broad range of roles in the health professions so that you can effectively team up with practitioners in other disciplines to deliver outstanding patient care.Learn More
Student Voices: Melanie Carlson
Utica University's 2017 Valedictorian Melanie Carlson talks about her experience in Utica University's 3+2 Occupational Therapy masters program.
Tools of the Trade
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.
Student Voices: Samuel Bonk
A brief visit with Health Sciences major Samuel Bonk about how he discovered Utica University, what he likes about his program, and where he plans to take his career after graduation.
Health Sciences 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.
Student Voices: LaShanna Saunders
A brief conversation with Health Sciences major LaShanna Saunders about her professors, her program, and her plans for the future.
Utica's Health Sciences department offers students a variety of volunteer community experiential learning opportunities that they can begin taking advantage of in their freshman year, and can partake in throughout their tenure at Utica University.
Student Voices: Christine Carpenter
A conversation with Health Sciences / Physical Therapy student Christine Carpenter about her experience at Utica University.
Student Voices: Cassandra Dychton
Occupational therapy major Cassandra Dychton discusses what she feels makes the Utica faculty outstanding and how her field work in the Dominican Republic helped solidified her career choices and her confidence in herself.
Student Voices: Tessa Lamper
Occupational Therapy major Tessa Lamper discusses how she found Utica University to have something for everyone and, though reserved in high school, found the warm environment and people of Utica helped bring her out of her shell.
Student Voices: Dan Kemp
Physical therapy major Dan Kemp briefly talks about how the 3+3 program allowed him to study Health Sciences in three years as an undergrad and concentrate on Physical Therapy for three years of graduate work.
Assisting students and potential students in identifying and focusing on achievable career options within each major of Health Professions and Education.LEARN MORE
Need help with your English Language skills?
Utica University offers an English for Healthcare program for those looking to improve English fluency, accuracy, vocabulary, communication skills, and confidence in order to take the next step in your healthcare career.Learn More