Health Science

Health science class
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.

Best Health Science Degree

Heidelberg's health science major was ranked No. 3 on the The 50 Best Health Science Degrees. by The rankings were based on academic and career resources, the quality of education, and faculty.


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.

Internship Placement

An internship is a required component of the health science major. Your faculty members will help you find placement in a place that fits your interests and goals. If done during the school year, students are generally placed at Tiffin Mercy Hospital or at local Physical Therapy and Chiropractic clinics. Students have the choice to complete their internship over the summer if they want to work at a hospital or clinic close to home. Heidelberg students have worked internships with Nationwide Children's Hospital, the Cleveland Clinic, and Akron's Children's hospital. 

Meet the Faculty

Our students say the best part of Heidelberg is working with their professors. Every professor in this department is a practicing clinician. 


  • 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.

  • Medical Terminology
  • Bioethics
  • Sport Psychology
  • Community Health
  • Human Anatomy and Physiology

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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