The Accelerated BS in Health Sciences program is an accelerated academic track that enables students to complete their bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences in 3 years as opposed to the traditional 4 years.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program at Drexel University exposes students to a wide variety of careers in health care and related professions. Our emphasis on interdisciplinary study, coupled with expert faculty, gives students the opportunity to explore different facets of health-related professions before matriculating to specialized graduate programs or entering the workplace. Whether you are on the fast track to a career in health professions or still finding your path, our Health Sciences program offers a multitude of options for completing your degree.
Here are some of the fields Health Sciences graduates can expect to pursue post-graduation:
- Rehabilitation Professions
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Speech and language pathology
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Physician Assistant Studies
- Medicine and Dentistry
- Clinical Research
- Public Health and Health Advocacy
- Exercise Physiology
- Nutrition Sciences
- Health Psychology
What you'll learn
The Health Sciences program offers a rigorous four-year curriculum for students interested in pursuing careers in health-related professions.
Courses in health and clinical sciences, research methods, statistics, and healthcare ethics are combined with a core curriculum of mathematics, humanities, and social sciences to provide a fully integrated and comprehensive curriculum. Our multidisciplinary approach enables students to develop clinical, research, and interpersonal skills that provide a highly competitive edge in the marketplace and admission to post-graduate studies.
As part of the Health Sciences curriculum, students can incorporate a six-month co-operative education experience into their plan of study. This allows them to learn from healthcare leaders at renowned facilities nationwide. By building career-related employment into undergraduate study students gain work experience, network with healthcare professionals and hone their clinical and research skills. Some local co-op employers of Health Sciences students include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, Good Shepherd Penn Partners, NovaCare, and many other health care facilities in the region.
What makes the Health Sciences program unique?
- Dedicated, experienced faculty that teach in undergraduate and graduate programs.
- Accelerated degree options through Drexel's Physician Assistant and Physical Therapy programs.
- The Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP) which enhances students’ education through supervised instruction in controlled settings. Simulation labs utilize Standardized Patient (SP) actors to mimic real life human physiology, giving undergraduate students the opportunity to learn and improve physical assessment and communication skills.
- Exclusive access to sites where College of Nursing and Health Professions faculty practice or do research.
To be successful in the Accelerated BS in Health Sciences program, it is recommended that students meet the following criteria:
- Enroll in the Health Science program as a freshman with a minimum of 10 approved transfer or Advanced Placement credits.
- Have a minimum high school grade point average (GPA) of 3.4 on a 4.0 scale, and a minimum combined math and critical reading SAT score of 1200 or equivalent ACT scores.
- Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 for the fall and winter terms of freshman year.
For Entering Freshmen
To review admission prerequisites please visit the Admission Prerequisites page.
To apply, review application deadlines, visit campus, and learn about financial aid please visit the Undergraduate Admissions site.
For Transfer Students
To review transfer instructions please visit the Transfer Student Instruction page.
For International Students
To review transfer instructions please visit the International Instructions page.
The College of Nursing and Health Professions has a compliance process that may be required for every student. Some of these steps may take significant time to complete. Please plan accordingly.
Visit the Compliance pages for more information.
Program Level Outcomes
At Drexel University we believe that a well-formulated set of Program Level Outcomes [PLO] that support and are consistent with the institutional mission and goals are the building blocks of an effective assessment program.
to view the College of Nursing and Health Professions Department of Health Sciences Program Level Outcomes.