Health Sciences

Jump in and Make a Difference That Lasts with a Degree in Health Sciences

As a student in our health sciences bachelor of science program, you will have incredible hands-on opportunities through internships and research. You’ll develop the real-world skills employers expect by working with multiple ages in diverse settings. When you graduate, you’ll be ready to excel in an exploding health education field.

With so many career choices in the health, medicine, and physical education fields for our graduates, we help you find and follow your direction by offering three concentrations for you to choose from:

  • Health and exercise science — Prepare for a career in a clinical or medical setting in personal training, strength, and conditioning; health/wellness education; and more — or pursue graduate studies in kinesiology, exercise science, public health, athletic training, or a related area
  • Pre-physical therapy — You’ll be on the fast track for admission into a graduate program in physical therapy, chiropractic medicine, physician assistance, and related areas
  • Physical education — [Please note: Physical education will no longer be offered at NVU starting in fall 2019.]

North sees straight to the problem and gets straight to fixing it

Whichever path you decide on, you’ll gain valuable hands-on experience by working with supportive, collaborative faculty in our state-of-the-art exercise physiology and behavioral medicine labs. Students expand their skills in the labs by helping with nationally recognized research on pulmonary function and other issues. You’ll master the relevant sciences, explore health and disease, and use cutting-edge equipment and technology to gain an edge in the job market or graduate school.

Secondary Licensure

Students who earn a bachelor of science degree in health sciences are eligible to pursue endorsement for secondary education teacher licensure. Learn more about licensure requirements here. 

View Degree Requirements - Health and Exercise Science

View Degree Requirements - Pre-physical Therapy