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General Health Sciences Option

The General Health Sciences Option to the Health Sciences degree is designed for those who wish to work in a medical science capacity, but not necessarily in a defined undergraduate field of study such as Radiological Technician or Medical Technician. This area of study provides a fall back area for students who have decided not to pursue professional programs such as medical school or physical therapy school. Students who have shifted their focus to graduate study in exercise physiology, athletic training or chiropractic would find this to be a suitable field of study.

In basic terms the General Health Sciences option opens up a broad array of professional fields for students upon graduation. The curriculum is designed to provide students with a base of knowledge which will allow them to pursue varied interests, including medical sales.

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Pre-Physical and Occupational Therapy Option

The Pre-Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy Option to the Health Sciences degree is tailored to those students planning on applying to graduate program in one of these disciplines. While students graduating with this degree are not limited to this one option, the focus of the program is to satisfy the common prerequisites for physical therapy and occupational graduate programs. In addition to meeting pre-requisites and providing a scientific background for a graduate program, the students are introduced to assessment techniques and therapeutic techniques which will be a part of their professional education.

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