Health Sciences, B.S.
The Bachelor of Health Sciences offers students an excellent foundation in health sciences as well as liberal arts and basic sciences. It is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level administrative positions in the private and public sectors of health care such as medical centers, clinics, government health departments, fitness and wellness centers, the pharmaceutical industry, community health initiatives, and the health insurance industry. In addition, coursework includes prerequisites to pursue graduate study in occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant studies, and other health-related professions or businesses.
According to U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, careers in exercise, wellness, and health promotion are projected to grow faster than average and job prospects are favorable. The rising cost of health care, an aging population, and concerns about childhood obesity have increased the need for individuals trained to address these societal issues.
Our faculty members are accomplished health professionals from many disciplines who have a passion for teaching. Their experiences, participation in professional organizations, and cutting-edge research at local, national, and international venues impact how their students think about health. Pre-health career advisement is ongoing and designed to assure alignment of students' strengths, interests, and academic performance with appropriate professional paths.
Students are introduced to the health professions through our course in Community Health Implications. Exposure to myriad health professions is given in Professional and Cultural Issues in Health Care, in which representatives from several health disciplines visit the class and answer questions posed by students. Introduction to Clinical Nutrition Practice gives our majors a firm foundation in an increasingly important subject area. Our more advanced courses include study of Medical Terminology, Medical Ethics, Health Information Management, and Health Care Payment Systems. Electives include courses in Lifestyle and Weight Management, Health and Aging, Exercise Physiology, and Complementary and Alternative Medicine. During senior year, students take a two-semester practicum where they work at least 60 hours throughout each semester in a health care setting with support from a course leader and oversight and guidance from NYIT's Office of Career Services. This capstone course ensures that students develop professional skills in writing résumés, seeking appropriate positions, interviewing, and learning good workplace behavior.
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This program follows our general admission requirements.
- Completed application
- $50 nonrefundable application fee
- Copies of transcripts of all high school work, including college-level courses. Your midyear and final grades will be required. All final, official transcripts must be received prior to the start of your first semester.
Official SAT (critical reading and math only) or ACT test scores. You have the option of submitting results from the previous or redesigned SAT. If you have fewer than 24 credits of previous college work completed, you will need to submit official SAT or ACT scores.
- NYIT SAT Code: 2561, NYIT ACT Code: 2832
- Two letters of recommendation
300–350 word essay on one of the following topics:
- Tell us about your career goals and why attending NYIT would further these goals.
- Describe the achievement of which you are most proud and why.