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Trumbull, CT 06611
Current health care trends, the aging population, advances in medical technology combined with the new legislative mandates are creating more employment opportunities within the health care environment. The National Bureau of Labor Statistic projects ten of the 20 fastest growing occupations as health-care related.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Science is designed to meet this growing demand of health care professionals. The degree offers two distinct tracks, The Pre-Professional Track and The Leadership Track, to meet both the needs of the students entering the health care arena and those currently wishing to advance into management and leadership positions. We also offer a Health Science minor.
The Pre-Professional Track
This track is intended to support students aspiring to seek professional health care careers. Career opportunities vary from occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical, dental and many more allied health related fields. Learn more about our Plans for Study
for each program area.
Students in the Pre-Professional Track
will meet one-on-one with an academic advisor who will guide them in selecting courses appropriate for their specific individual graduate study needs.
Students will not only be prepared for careers within the allied health related field but will be provided an in-depth overview of critical issues related to the health care environment. At SHU we feel it is important to provide students with a variety of clinical and administrative practices, policies and procedures. Students will complete their degree with the foundational courses for graduate school and a keen understanding of the healthcare manager’s role in administration of healthcare facilities.
The Leadership Track
This track serves part-time and adult students who hold associate degrees within allied health related field or have worked in the health care field for two or more years. The curriculum provides insights into management and leadership issues related to the health care environment.
The Leadership Track
program is ideal for students in the allied health fields who desire to become leaders and managers within health care organizations. The curriculum will provide insight into administrative practices including supervision, strategic planning, change management, policy and fiscal responsibility. Health care ethics, patient rights and safety and regulatory compliance will be addressed within the curriculum.
All students will have a culminating research project designed to enhance their knowledge and skills in the role of research and its relation to health care delivery. Students will select a topic of their choice as it relates to the health science curriculum.