The Health Science Program consists of two primary tracks, an Integrated Health Track and a Pre-Health Track. These tracks are designed for students to pursue specific career paths, complete a general health science education, and/or to meet graduate professional degree requirements. Both tracks will afford students the flexibility to expand and customize their education to align with areas of professional interest and to meet trending healthcare demands. In fact, our Health Science major is one that will allow students to create an integrated and interdisciplinary pathway to graduation, unlike what typically occurs in the discipline-specific, professional degree programs.
The Integrated Health Track is designed for students that desire to enter the healthcare workforce upon graduation. In addition to the foundational training that students receive in the areas of kinesiology, exercise physiology, exercise prescription, nutrition, and wellness, the array of courses offered at Duquesne will enable students to customize their education in the areas of Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Global Health, Assistive Technology, and Healthcare Ethics in order to meet national and international healthcare trends.
The Pre-Health Track is designed for students that are already committed to a professional degree program at Duquesne or that have aspirations of pursuing a professional degree elsewhere following graduation. Although this track will be more prescriptive due to professional degree program requirements, students will have some opportunities to expand their education in the areas of Public Health, Healthcare Administration, Global Health, Assistive Technology, and Healthcare Ethics.
Through our agile curricular frameworks, our Health Science majors will become evidence-based, patient and client-centered healthcare professionals who are equipped with the knowledge and skills to shape and actively contribute to the dynamic healthcare system.