Our programs prepare you for some of the fastest growing fields in health care.
Students who are Health Science majors will learn to be an effective part of a health care team. The health science program includes biology, chemistry, psychology, and business coursework to serve as the foundation for further clinical training, which may result in certification or licensure as technicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists or technologists in specific areas of patient care.
This major prepares students to go directly into jobs in the allied health sector or to pursue further training in the areas of clinical laboratory services; health information, communication, and administration; mental and social health; technical instrumentation; and therapy and rehabilitation. Students selecting this major also complete the health care management certificate.
The Health Science major began at Cedar Crest College in the fall of 2014. Previous students have gone into programs that make use of similar preparation at Cedar Crest College, including:
- Master of Science in Occupational Health and Safety at the National University of Ireland
- Lehigh University Health and BioPharmaceutical Economics Master of Science Program
- Master of Business Administration at Drexel University
- Each health sciences major is based in the liberal arts, providing a well-rounded education that prepares students to think critically and analyze more effectively.
- Majors within the department of health sciences share a core set of classes, giving students a better opportunity to select the major that is right for them.
- Each program includes advising that will introduce students to multiple career opportunities within health care and the health sciences.
- Cedar Crest has an average 9:1 student to faculty ratio, allowing for more personalized attention.
- Each program requires at least one externship and encourages internships, giving students the practical experience they need to find success in their chosen field.
Dianne M. Babbitt, Ph.D.
Chair, Health Sciences
610-606-4666 ext. 3609