Embark on a Career in Caring
A Health Sciences major will give you a strong foundation for many different professional positions in health care.
Our undergraduate Health Sciences program includes courses to develop a strong science foundation, coupled with coursework that encompasses communication components of health care professions.
Best of all, this is the perfect program for students who enter college unsure of a career path but know they want to do something in a health field. With 36 elective credits within the major, students can select courses to tailor their preparation for their health career of choice.
Faculty in the Health Sciences program have diverse backgrounds in exercise science, sports medicine, biology, nutrition and anthropology. These backgrounds allow them to provide excellent instruction to support the learning of foundational science knowledge and vital communication skills that contribute to patient care.
A Health Sciences major gives you many options to pursue areas of interest. In introductory courses, practitioners from different health-related fields will come in to give you an inside look at different Health Sciences career paths. There is also a strong connection to the Office of Career Planning within this major, and you’ll also have access to faculty advisors for all four years of your undergraduate degree.
There are several different program tracks within the Health Sciences degree, including:
- Health Sciences & Exercise Science
- Health Sciences with physical therapy (3+3)
- Health Sciences with an un-accelerated track leading to physical therapy (4+3)
- Health Sciences with an accelerated track leading to occupational therapy (3+2)
- Health Sciences with an un-accelerated track leading to occupational therapy (4+2)
Accelerated tracks are available for the Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy programs. Students in these programs first complete the undergraduate Health Sciences degree before moving on to physical or occupational therapy coursework.
“Sage is an excellent environment for students that want to pursue something in the Health Sciences.”
Kathleen Kelly, Ph.D.
Dean, School of Health Sciences
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Health Sciences students have completed internships in physical and occupational therapy settings, personal training, college athletic departments and more.
Health Sciences students go on to have careers as physical therapists, occupational therapists and more.
Russell Sage College has an articulation agreement with Hudson Valley Community College for exercise science. 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.
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