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
- Cardiac rehabilitation
- Physician Assistant Studies
- Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
- Athletic Training
- 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, 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.
- A BS/MHS Bridge Program for Physician Assistant with Drexel’s Physician PA program Physician Assistant
- A BS/DPT Bridge Program for Physical Therapy with Drexel’s Physical Therapy program Physical Therapy
- A Sequential Degree BS/MSOT Option with Salus University in Elkins Park, PA.
- A Sequential Degree BS/PharmD Option with University of the Sciences in Philadelphia
- A Sequential Degree BS/MS in Athletic Training Option with Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, Pa.
- Minor in Exercise Science Option
- Prepares students for graduate studies in Exercise Physiology, Kinesiology, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy and other health-related professions.
- A Drexel Doctor of Physical Therapy Program Admissions Interview. Qualified 4 year Drexel Health Science students who are interested in Physical Therapy and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.33, a minimum science GPA of 3.25 and earn a minimum of a "C" in all DPT Program prerequisite courses throughout their undergraduate studies will be offered an Admissions Interview with the Professional Doctor of Physical Therapy Program.
- 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.
For Entering Freshmen
To review admission prerequisites, visit the Admission Prerequisites page.
To find admissions deadlines, apply online, check out financial aid information, and find the current schedule for open houses, visit the Undergraduate Admissions site.
For Transferring Students
To review transfer instructions, visit the Transfer Instructions page.
For International Students
To review transfer instructions, visit the International Instructions page.
Tuition and Fee Rates:
Please visit the Tuition and Fee Rates page on Drexel Central
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.