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A variety of majors can put pre-health students on track to attend medical, dental, physical therapy, chiropractic, or other professional health programs upon graduation. These programs include: diet and exercise, kinesiology (pre-health professions option), and nutritional science (pre-health professional and research option.)
A Child, Adult, and Family Services bachelor’s degree can serve as the foundation for a professional degree in family law, pediatrics, and gerontology.
National concern for the condition and well-being of our population has health-related careers as one of the fastest growing job sectors. College of Human Sciences programs such as Diet and Exercise, Kinesiology and Health, and Nutritional Science prepare students for pre-professional programs in dentistry, medicine, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic care, and veterinary medicine.
For current and recent class syllabus examples go to the Class Websites page for the appropriate department:
College of Human Sciences scholarships: Students complete one online form to apply for all college-level and department-level scholarships. The online form is generally available from November through February.
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