The Applied Health Science program is part of the Department of Public & Allied Health in the BGSU College of Health and Human Services

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Applied Health Science, Health Science Specialization

Graduates of the health science specialization are qualified to enter master’s programs in almost any allied health profession, such as physical or occupational therapy or physician assistant, and can also meet the admissions requirements for medical, dental and veterinary schools.


Quality classroom experiences

A strong foundation in the natural sciences prepares students for graduate entrance exams, program admission requirements, and further study. Additional coursework in public health, aging, wellness, and administration provides students with the education they need to understand the complexities of working within the health care system.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology
  • Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Public Health

Curriculum

The health science curriculum is somewhat flexible to meet the needs of each student based on the graduate program each wishes to pursue. Students are encouraged to take an active role in planning for their future and to develop a strong working relationship with an academic advisor who will assist in identifying intended graduate programs and crafting a graduation plan that will include specific prerequisites.

Students in the health science specialization are eligible to apply for entry into physical therapy, occupational therapy and physician assistant programs at the University of Toledo Health Science Campus, which offers a select number of admissions seats to BGSU graduates each year.

Internships and Careers

While not required for the degree, students are encouraged to pursue experiential learning opportunities, such as participation in internships, community service, and career-related student organizations. Many graduate programs require shadowing or volunteer experiences in order to be considered for admission. Students looking to go into graduate medical programs are supported by the Office of Pre-Professional Programs to help understand expectations and gain connections to these experiences.

GO FAR in your career

  • Hospitals
  • Community Health Agencies
  • Private medical offices
  • Assisted living/long-term care facilities

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The Applied Health Science program is part of the Department of Public & Allied Health in the BGSU College of Health and Human Services