A career in the health science field is within reach through the Department of Health Science at Minnesota State, Mankato. From undergraduate degrees in alcohol and drug studies to public health or public health education, school health education, occupational therapy, pre-athletic training, or health administration preparation, you'll graduate prepared to make an immediate impact in the health science field through one of these rewarding careers.

Bachelor's Programs

Minor and Master's Programs

Real World Experiences

Students involved in the majors within Health Science can gain practical experience that can benefit them as they search for employment or apply to further their education in the future. Experiences are built in to coursework, internships, and can be sought out through organizations.

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Alcohol and Drug Studies, BS

This major provides students with the academic coursework necessary to launch their professional careers and make an immediate impact in the lives of those affected by addiction.

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This graduate certificate program provides the professional who already holds licensure in physical education with additional knowledge to further their abilities as a current teacher and expand on their education.

Health and Physical Education

The Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education major prepares future educators for teaching students in Health (grades 5-12) and Physical Education (grades K-12) about how to live a physically active and health enhancing lifestyle.

Applied Health Science, MS

Students in the online Applied Health Science, MS program are prepared for evolving and challenging professional positions in a variety of settings.

Alcohol and Drug Studies, Minor

The Alcohol and Drug Studies minor is for students seeking to support their current major with coursework related to a wide variety of topics in Alcohol and Drug Studies.

Applied Health Science, Minor

The Applied Health Science Minor is for students interested in the field of health and seeking to support their current major.

About the Department

The Department of Health Science is committed to promoting health, preventing disease and improving quality of life through education, scholarships and service to the local, national and international community.

Eta Sigma Gamma

Eta Sigma Gamma (ESG), Beta Kappa Chapter at Minnesota State University, Mankato works to find and initiate service projects within and around the MNSU community to promote healthy living and lifestyle choices.


SADE is a pre–professional academic student organization sponsored by the Alcohol and Drug Studies program.