Embark on a Career in Caring

A Health Sciences degree will give you a strong foundation for many different professional positions in health care.

What Classes Do Health Sciences Majors Take?

Our Health Sciences degree starts with foundational coursework, with the final two years focusing on the practical application and communication-centered components of Health Sciences.

Foundational courses are paired with courses centered around building the necessary communication skills to interact with patients. Classes such as psychology, medical ethics and culture and health will allow you to broaden your skill set and more effectively prepare you to treat patients.

Health Sciences majors are also encouraged to pursue a minor, and many minor in Spanish or Psychology.

A Health Sciences degree is perfect for students who enter college unsure of a specific career path, but know they want to do something in a health field. In introductory courses, practitioners from different health-related fields will come in to give you an inside look at different career paths.

With 36 elective credits within the program, students can select courses to tailor their preparation for their health career of choice.

 

 

Program Tracks

There are several different program tracks within the Health Sciences degree, including:

Accelerated tracks are available for the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs. Students in these programs complete their undergraduate and graduate degree in less time than it would take to pursue the degrees separately.

Opportunities for Transfer Students

There is a pathway from the Exercise Science, A.S. degree at Hudson Valley to the Health Sciences, B.S. degree at Sage with an Exercise Science track.

 

“Sage is an excellent environment for students that want to pursue a Health Sciences major.”

Kathleen Kelly, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Health Sciences
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Careers with a Health Sciences Degree

Recent graduates of Russell Sage College’s Health Sciences program are working as physical therapists, in medical device sales and in a prosthetics and orthotics lab.

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Graduate Studies with a Health Sciences Degree

Our Health Sciences majors may receive assured acceptance or early admittance to:

Health Sciences majors are also accepted to competitive medical schools including the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.

Internships

Health Sciences majors have completed internships in physical and occupational therapy settings, personal training, college athletic departments and more.

Health Sciences Program Objectives

Build your skills in the areas of:

  • Human health and wellness
  • Critical thinking
  • Written and oral communication
  • Professional collaboration
  • Ethical responsibility
  • Cultural competence
  • Human behavior
  • Scientific inquiry
  • Knowledge of the human body

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Associate Professor and Chair, Biology & Health Sciences
Assistant Professor
Assistant Professor of Biology and Health Sciences