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Science and Health


"I love that the nursing professors are not only knowledgeable, but also passionate about the field of nursing."
Adrian Perricone, UCM Nursing major

Option 2 Community Health, Bachelor of Science Degree

UCM's Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology develops successful professionals by instilling an appreciation for helping all people lead a healthy and physically active lifestyle.

Why Choose Health Studies at UCM?

  • UCM's has a human performance laboratory, which serves as a student-centered research and learning center.
  • The performance lab offers hands-on learning; students have the opportunity to train on more than 25 state-of-the-art pieces of equipment in a newly renovated lab facility.

What will I study?
If you have a passion for health care, but are not interested in clinicals or careers at the nursing or physician level, health studies may be a good option for you. This area will prepare professionals who specialize in the prevention of disease and promote appropriate wellness lifestyles to foster community health.

Courses include:

  • Community Health Education
  • Drugs and Youth
  • Life-Span Development
  • Medical Sociology

Related areas of concentration:

  • Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy

What can I do with a degree in Health Studies?

  • Public Health Program Specialist
  • Quality Improvement Specialist
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Health Educator

How can I get involved outside the classroom?
At UCM, we value engaging learning experiences that include student involvement and service-learning projects.

In Health Studies, there is the opportunity to get involved in:

  • Athletic Training Student Association
  • The Physical Education Club
  • Student Dietetic Association

About our Faculty:
The student to faculty ratio is 17 to 1, which allows professors to get to know you and provide personalized attention.

The faculty in the Health Studies program is committed to student success. They bring practical, real world, hands-on experiences to the classroom, preparing students for their future careers.

Learn more about Health Studies at UCM:
Department of Nutrition and Kinesiology 
660-543-4256

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