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Health Sciences & Related Professions

The field of health sciences takes the knowledge of science and applies it to maintain and improve the health of human beings.

Health Sciences at Scranton

The University of Scranton offers four programs in the health sciences, including kinesiology (BS), nursing (BSN), occupational therapy (MS) and physical therapy (DPT). By embracing your "call to care" for others, you will combine an excellent liberal arts education with the practical clinical experiences you need for a successful life and career. You will also have opportunities to prepare for your career while helping others through community based learning. 

Related Professions

Within the health sciences disciplines, there are both public-health and business-related fields of study.

Through community health education (BS), students study public health to learn how to use behavior change theories, communication strategies and advocacy efforts to improve the health status of individuals, communities, states and the nation.

Health administration (AS, BS) is another related health sciences major, which integrates courses from the health and business administration programs and is designed to develop the skills needed for management positions in a variety of fields. 

 "I chose Scranton because I instantly felt at home here. I could feel the energy from the people and I felt a great sense of community." - Nicole Papapietro, Nursing '19

High Demand Skills

Employment of health care occupations is projected to grow 18 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Health care occupations are projected to add more jobs than any of the other occupational groups. This projected growth is mainly due to an aging population, leading to greater demand for health care services. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics

Edward R. Leahy Jr. Hall

Leahy Hall, the new $47.5 million, eight story home for the undergraduate and graduate departments of exercise science, occupational therapy and physical therapy, has 25 state-of-the-art laboratories, nine traditional and active-learning classrooms, nine group study rooms, more than 50 faculty offices and multiple simulation environments.

The adjoining and renovated McGurrin Hall provides advanced facilities for our nursing and education departments that match the exceptional reputations of our programs.

"This facility personifies an atmosphere that is going to enrich people's lives." - Dr. Debra A. Pellegrino, Dean of the Panuska College of Professional Studies

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