The Applied Health Science major is the only one of its kind in the Minnesota State University System. Students choose a path to support careers and/or seek further training in health education and promotion or another allied health profession. All students completing the major will be health educators and eligible for the Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES®) credential. This major offers five career track options: Health Education and Promotion, Public Health, Occupational Therapy Preparation, Athletic Training Preparation and Healthcare Administration Preparation.

About the Program

Learn about requirements for admission to the Applied Health Science, BS program.

Health Education and Promotion Track Applied Health Science BS Major

The Health Education and Promotion emphasis in Applied Health Science is for students interested in pursuing a career in health promotion and disease prevention.

Public Health Track Applied Health Science BS Major

The Public Health emphasis in Applied Health Science is for students interested in pursuing a career and/or a graduate degree in public health.

Occupational Therapy Prep Track Applied Health Science BS Major

The Occupational Therapy Preparation emphasis in Applied Health Science is for students seeking to pursue a graduate degree in Occupational Therapy.

Pre-Athletic Training Prep Track Applied Health Science BS Major

The Pre-Athletic Training Prep emphasis in Applied Health Science is for students seeking to pursue a graduate degree in Athletic Training.

Healthcare Administration Prep Track Applied Health Science BS Major

The Healthcare Administration Preparation emphasis in Applied Health Science is for students seeking to pursue a graduate degree in Healthcare Administration.

Health Science, Minor

Students in other majors that are interested in learning more about courses and opportunities outside of the Bachelor's degree can learn more about our minor.