Health Sciences

One major, many possible paths

A degree in health sciences allows you to explore a number of clinical health-related disciplines and prepares you for a wide variety of career options.

You’ll learn how the aging process affects people physically and psychologically—and how society can better serve them—from expert practitioners and nationally renowned scholars.

You’ll explore the ins and outs of clinical health care—both in the United States and across the globe.

You’ll also discover how disabilities impact society; how rehabilitation is a vital part of care delivery; how proper nutrition and health-care promotion initiatives can improve overall wellness; how research improves patient outcomes in a variety of ways; and much, much more!

As your studies progress, you can choose to keep your interests broad or focus on a specific area. You tailor the program to best prepare for your specific career or graduate school program. It’s all up to you!

Explore the health sciences curriculum

What jobs can you land after graduating?

  • Activities director
  • Assistant athletic director
  • Behavioral health coordinator
  • Clinical research technician
  • Community health worker
  • ER technician
  • Fellowship coordinator
  • Health program coordinator
  • Home health aide
  • Insurance claims examiner
  • Medical research coordinator
  • Medical device sales representative
  • Medical devices sales representative
  • Medical scribe
  • Nursing technician
  • Patient access specialist
  • Patient care representative
  • Patient service representative
  • Registered behavior technician (ABA Therapist)
  • Rehabilitation support specialist
  • Wellness coach

What advanced-degree programs would you be able to enter?

Our health sciences graduates have applied their training in a variety of ways, proving to be valuable players in integrated health-care teams. 

Many students advance into graduate or professional schools, on their way to becoming clinical health professionals at higher levels. 

Surveys of former health science program alumni indicate recent graduates have matriculated successfully into the following programs:

Occupational Therapy

  • Breanu University (master's)
  • IU Indianapolis (OTD)
  • University of Indianapolis (master's)

Physician Assistant Studies Programs

  • Alderson Broaddus
  • Butler University
  • IU Indianapolis
  • University of Toledo

Other Graduate/Professional Studies:

  • Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD)
  • Epidemiology: University of Puerto Rico (MPH)
  • Health Administration: University of Cincinnati (master's)
  • Health Informatics: IU Indianapolis (master's)
  • Molecular and Cell Biology: Indiana University (Ph.D.)
  • Pharmacy: Creighton University (PharmD)
  • Public Health (master's)
    • IU Indianapolis
    • Tufts University
    • University of Indianapolis
  • Social Work (master's)
    • IU Indianapolis 
    • IU Bloomington 

Experience deep and broad learning on and off campus

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Learn in the community

You’ll hone your classroom skills and create connections with health organizations—many that call Indianapolis home—when you participate in community engagement programs and internships as part of your studies.

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Take more classes you want

Enjoy more flexibility in course selection than other programs. You'll have more than 20 hours available in this major to take additional electives or to complete prerequisites for professional programs, second majors, and minors or certificates.

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Accommodate your lifestyle

We offer a variety of classes guaranteed to fit your schedule and the option to complete this degree almost entirely online. If you’re interested in traditional classroom experiences, online courses, or mixing the two, you are covered.

A five-year track to a bachelor’s and master’s degree

It's never too early to start planning for your next academic pursuit. 

If you’re planning to earn a master’s degree, consider doing it faster by completing an accelerated five-year plan to earn your B.S. and M.S. degrees.

91%of graduates reported positive career outcomes, finding jobs related to their field of study, in 2018.

20%growth in health-care jobs during the last decade according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.