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Health Sciences


When you pursue a degree in health sciences at NIU, you’ll develop the knowledge and skills needed for health careers and graduate programs. You’ll discover the connections between health occupations and outcomes, as well as gain cultural competence and critical thinking skills – all necessary to be competitive in global health science fields. Individualized course selection prepares you to meet the requirements for professional program applications to programs such as nursing and medical laboratory sciences.

This major includes a pre-physical therapy emphasis preparing you for a variety of entry-level healthcare careers, as well as pursing your Doctor of Physical Therapy. This program also includes the Health Sciences degree completion option, an online degree program ideal if you already have an applied associate degree in certain healthcare fields.