Health Sciences & Related Professions
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
Within the health sciences disciplines, there are both public-health and business-related fields of study.
Through community health education / health promotion (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
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
Learn More About Our Health Sciences & Related Programs:
Community Health Education / Health Promotionplus or minus
*Note: This is just one of our education majors. The others are listed here.
Exercise Science and Sportplus or minus
Health Administrationplus or minus
Nursing plus or minus
Occupational Therapy (MS)plus or minus
Physical Therapy (DPT)plus or minus