Health Science, Exercise Science and Athletic Training
The programs offered in the Department of Health Sciences offer unlimited horizons for graduate and professional school entry and for immediate employment. We have a strong record of placement in graduate and professional schools and employment. The US Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics states the 10 predicted fastest growing occupations are in the Health Science fields. Click here for more information on career opportunities. The biotechnology industry in New England is another large source of job growth. Our program is ideally positioned to feed students into graduate programs in these areas, in which graduate degrees are becoming the norm. Read about our articulation agreement with Simmons College.
Recent graduates have entered advanced degree programs in many fields and engage in clinical practice as physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, physical therapists, athletic trainers, public health professionals, clinical laboratory technologists/scientists. Many pursue research careers in clinical laboratories, in biotechnology and in biomedical and clinical research. Others are employed in education and in the health and fitness field.
Data collected from 2002-2007 for Health Sciences Department graduates with degrees in Health Science, Exercise Science and Athletic Training, whose career paths are known, indicate that:
- 47% entered clinical graduate programs (MD, DO, RN, NP, PA, PT, MPH, etc.)
- 31% entered graduate degree programs in science (MS, MA, Ph.D., Ed.D.)
- 21% directly entered the workforce in research and clinical laboratories and biotechnology
Our students have been accepted to many prestigious graduate and professional schools, including:
Barry University, Bryant College, Boston College, Boston University, California State University, Cornell University, Curry College, Drexel University, Fairfield University, Franklin Pierce University, Gardner-Webb University, George Washington University, Lesley University, Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Massachusetts General Hospital Institute of Health Professions, New England College of Optometry, New York Medical College, New York Institute of Technology, North Carolina State University, Northeastern University, Palmer College of Chiropractic Medicine, Regis College, Queen’s University, Quinnipiac University, Sacred Heart University, Salem State College, Seton Hall University, Simmons College School of Health Studies, Southern New Hampshire University, Springfield College, Stony Brook University-SUNY, Syracuse University, Tufts University, University of California at Pennsylvania, University of Florida, University of Massachusetts Medical School-Worcester, University of Massachusetts-Lowell, University of Medicine and Dentistry-NJ, University of New England, University of New Haven, University of Rhode Island, University of Tennessee, University of Utah, University of Vermont, University of Western Michigan, West Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
Our students have also been employed at several academic, clinical and industrial settings, including:
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Essex Orthopedics, Saints Memorial Medical Center, Southwest Vermont Health Care Center, University of Chicago Hospitals, Boston College, Bridgewater State College, Belmont High School, Lesley University, Merrimack College, North Andover Public Schools, Timberlane High School, Wilmington High School, Amgen Pharmaceutical Company, High Performance Training Center, Interleukin Genetics, Interpolymer Corporation, New England Revolution, Quest Diagnostics, Tufts Medical Center, United States Navy, Wyeth Bio Pharma.