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.
The Pre-Professional Healthcare concentration is designed for those students who have an interest in attending Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Nursing, Physician Assistant and other allied healthcare programs after graduation. A majority of the pre-requisite courses that you will need for acceptance into any of the previously mentioned careers are contained within this concentration.
In cooperation with the Breen School of Nursing of Ursuline College, Heidelberg offers a pre-professional program in nursing leading to a Bachelor’s degree from Heidelberg and a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) from Ursuline. The 3 + 1 program requires 3 years of study at Heidelberg and 15 months at Ursuline. Image courtesy Ursuline College.
Eligible applicants must currently be enrolled at Heidelberg with successful completion of at least 101 undergraduate credit hours; the Masters of Athletic Training program prerequisite courses; admission requirements and, successful completion of course requirements with a major in Health Science or Exercise Science before being admitted to the program. Accepted 3+2 year applicants will begin the Masters of Athletic Training Program in August, prior to the semester start. A Bachelor of Science degree is intended to be awarded at the end of year one in the Masters of Athletic Training program. Students with prior college coursework are also eligible for this pathway.
Heidelberg students who have a strong background in health sciences, anatomy & physiology and psychology are eligible for the Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) at Wilmington College. Wilmington is offering guaranteed early admission to up to three Heidelberg graduates who meet the prerequisite criteria for the MSOT program. Students from any undergraduate major are eligible as long as they have completed the seven prerequisite courses and have maintained a minimum 3.0 GPA. The program runs for 24 months, with the first two semesters on campus and the third and fourth semesters in the field.