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Erskine’s Health Science Major

Erskine’s Health Science program prepares you to pursue an advanced degree in a number of areas, including:

  • Physical therapy
  • Athletic training
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physician’s assistant program

You will acquire fundamental knowledge about the healthcare industry, learn research methods, and gain practical experience through our partnerships with healthcare professionals.

If you’re interested in a career in fields that require scientific research, or if want to pursue advanced allied healthcare studies, this program is right for you!

Noel Brownlee, Professor of Biology and Health Science

The sciences are important at a Christian college because they prepare students to thoughtfully question, investigate and discuss God’s general revelation, our natural world, and apply this learning to better understand the important and sometimes controversial topics in today’s modern culture.

– Dr. Noel Brownlee, Professor of Health Science 

Degree Details: B.S. or B.A. in Health Science

Within the major, you can choose to earn either a Bachelor of Science or a Bachelor of Arts.

  • The B.S. prepares you for careers involving scientific research or for advanced studies in allied healthcare. Candidates for the B.S. degree take 17 hours of Health Science courses, 16 hours of Biology, and four hours of Chemistry.
  • The B.A. is ideal if you plan to enter a health profession that does not require a doctoral degree, or if you intend to enter healthcare fields such as teaching, management, or administration.

Erskine’s program is intensely practical. During your sophomore and junior years, you will complete a total of 100 hours supervised field experience, paired with professionals in your area of career interest. In addition to field work, the program allows you to explore research methods in your future profession and gives you practical experience in writing for the health science field. At Erskine, you will receive mentoring from your professors and from professionals in the field, equipping you for further studies and for your future career.

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Erskine College Admissions

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“What Can You Do with a Health Science Degree,” U.S. News and World Report.

Healthcare Job Data

“Healthcare Occupations,” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Christianna Novakovic

Instructor of Health Science
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Dr. Noel Brownlee, Professor Of Biology And Health Science

Noel Brownlee

Professor of Biology and Health Science | Distinguished Professor of Medical Ethics (Seminary)
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