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Department of Health Science Professions

Our department is designed to help you find your interests within the healthcare industry.

You can choose from several different degree specializations that will prepare you to start your career in a variety of health science professions, or advance to graduate studies in healthcare or public health. You will also gain valuable communication, problem-solving and analytical-thinking skills that will give you a head start when you graduate.

Degrees

Bachelor of Science in Health Science Professions (B.S.H.S.P)

Master of Athletic Training (M.A.T.)
This degree will prepare you for a career in athletic training and ensure that you have the knowledge and skills needed for professional practice. Offered as a traditional masters degree and a joint degree program that allows you to earn both your B.S. and M.A.T. degrees in as little as five years.

Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)
This degree will prepare you to become a health practitioner, researcher and/or educator, and to carry out public health functions in local, state, national and international settings. Choose to specialize in either
Behavioral Sciences and Health Education or Epidemiology and Biostatistics.

Health science and public health are dynamic and diverse industries. There are just so many ways for you to help people. Whether you want to treat clients in athletic, rehab or public health settings, or you are more interested in the administrative side of healthcare, your ASU degree is your ticket to a wide range of exciting health science and public health career fields.

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Around the Department

Take a look at some other aspects of our department that make ASU an outstanding place to study health science.

Nursing sim lab

High-Tech Facilities

Our state-of-the-art Health and Human Services Building is the newest academic facility on campus. It features modern labs, advanced software applications and smart classrooms. This is where you will gain the practical hands-on experience you need to enhance your career opportunities.

Student nursing giving patient a shot

Outside the Classroom

Gain valuable experience as you conduct research projects with your professors, shadow local healthcare professionals and participate in community service. There will also be future chances for summer study abroad. These activities help fulfill requirements for graduate or medical school and will enhance your résumé.

Student nurses taking blood pressure

Health Science Society

Join our student organization that has been named the best new organization on campus. Participate in professional development, networking and social activities while you really get to know your fellow students and professors.