Bachelor of Science in Health Science Overview

Interested in a health degree that offers a comprehensive curriculum? Look no further than our Bachelor of Science in health sciences program. Our curriculum includes courses in leadership, health communications, nutrition, global health and ethics.

To complete the program, you’ll take:

  • 15 credit hours within our core health science curriculum
  • 12 credit hours within your chosen track
  • 1 experiential learning credit

Degree Tracks

Choose from two customizable tracks, ensuring your learning experience at RU equips you for success in the health sciences field or in graduate school.

Community Health Management Track

For students pursuing non-clinical pathways after graduation in settings such as non-profits, health and wellness facilities, corporate health and wellness companies, community health centers or government offices.

Health and Disability Track

For students who plan to advance into a rehabilitation-based graduate program, pursue health promotion or wellness programming, or school-based services.

Degree Tracks

Choose from two customizable tracks, ensuring your learning experience at RU


Health science is a fast-growing major, offering challenging and rewarding careers in the health industry. If you’re interested in a health-related career, or plan to continue your education into graduate school, then RU’s Bachelor of Science in health science is a great fit for you.

You’ll gain knowledge about health fields by studying health-related topics across the broad liberal arts curriculum.

Graduates of our program go into exciting careers such as:

  • Corporate wellness coordinators
  • Health system specialists
  • Health inspectors
  • Wellness educators and more

Looking to prepare for grad school? The health science degree equips students for further study in the areas of:

  • Communication science and disorders
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Social work
  • Public health
  • Art therapy and more

Experiential Learning

At Rockhurst, you’ll be encouraged to take your learning and service beyond the classroom and into the community to make a positive difference in the world. The experiential learning component of our health sciences bachelor’s degree is designed around each student’s intended career plan. You’ll collaborate with your adviser to choose a health science focused experience meeting your individual goals.