Health Science

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Type of Degree: Major

Health care, and all its branches, will continue to increase in importance and scope for our population. Join a field that combines the study of clinical, psycho-social, organizational, and societal aspects of health, disease, and health care.

Study the use of technology in health care, behavioral and organizational interventions, and use that knowledge to improve health and patient centered care and quality of life. You’ll learn how providers, allied healthcare professionals and medical support staff critically think, manage multiple tasks, conduct research, and apply practical skills in various healthcare settings.


Pre-Professional Option

If you are interested in graduate school, the department has developed a Pre-Professional Option which is designed to meet standard prerequisites for graduate studies in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, and Physician Assistant Studies.

Meet the Faculty

Our students say the best part of Heidelberg is working with their professors. Meet the faculty of this department. 


  • Public Health Officer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Emergency Medical Services Coordinator
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Physician’s Assistant
  • Health Educator


Kelly MuellerKelly Mueller ’08

Kelly is a sports medicine physical therapist at the Ohio State University Medical Center. She works with athletes through the rehabilitation process after injuries and surgeries. Her clinical specialty is the treatment of endurance athletes. 





Below is a sampling of courses offered in health science. For more information, see the major requirements.

Foundations of Professional Practice Community Health Medical Imaging Basics Research Methods in Health Sciences
Medical Terminology Applied Pharmacology and Pathology Bioethics Exercise Physiology
Acute Care of Injury and Illness Sport Psychology Human Anatomy and Physiology Healthcare Administration

For a more detailed academic schedule, or to ask questions about any of our majors, contact the Admission Office at or 419-448-2330.


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