Philadelphia University prepares graduates to be innovators in the ever-expanding healthcare industry through the B.S. in Health Sciences program. With early exposure to faculty who are also health professionals, our students gain immediate insight into the field. Through a wide array of electives including psychology, genetics and public health, students can both fulfill prerequisites for graduate programs and explore a variety of academic interests.
Health sciences students incorporate 200 hours of direct patient contact into their curriculum, giving them the necessary hands-on experience for graduate studies or professional health sciences work. Our graduates are valued for their global point of view; as an extracurricular activity, they have the opportunity to embark on a week-long medical mission trip in Central America, where they perform patient intake and triage, dispense medications under the supervision of a pharmacist, and assist medical providers.
We also offer two combined degree programs: the B.S. in Health Sciences/M.S. in Physician Assistant Studies and the B.S. in Health Sciences/M.S. in Occupational Therapy. For more information, please visit our Combined Degree Program page.