Bachelor in Health Studies

University of Central Missouri

Program Description

Bachelor in Health Studies

University of Central Missouri

UCM's Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology develops successful professionals by instilling an appreciation for helping all people lead a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

Why Choose Health Studies at UCM?

Employment of physical therapists is expected to grow by 25 percent from 2009 to 2016, much faster than the average for all occupations. UCM's has a human performance laboratory, which serves as a student-centered research and learning center. The performance lab offers hands-on learning; students have the opportunity to train on more than 25 state-of-the-art pieces of equipment in a newly renovated lab facility. UOCM101A

What will I study?

If you have a passion for healthcare but are not interested in clinical or careers at the nursing or physician level, health studies may be a good option for you. An increased public awareness about the personal and social impact of health-related issues has influenced an increase in health studies positions. Pre-Physical/Occupational Therapy students will be prepared to meet prerequisites for professional schooling in Physical Therapy or Occupational Therapy.

Courses include:

  • Foundations of Physiology
  • Human Diseases
  • Physical Activity and Special Populations
  • Therapeutic Modalities

Related areas of concentration:

Community Health

What can I do with a degree in Health Studies?

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Chiropractic Medicine


How can I get involved outside the classroom?

At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and service-learning projects. In Health Studies, there is the opportunity to get involved in:

  • Athletic Training Student Association
  • The Physical Education Club
  • Student Dietetic Association
This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated November 16, 2017
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Sept. 2018
4 years
Full time
USA - Warrensburg, Missouri
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USA - Warrensburg, Missouri
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