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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4985
Fax: 660.543.4668


"What Can I Do With a Major in...Health Studies?"

Why Major in Health Studies?

Bachelor of Science Degree Option 1: Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy
Bachelor of Science Degree Option 2: Community Health

The graduate with a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Studies will use the knowledge and skills obtained in the program to:

  • Conduct research on processes and diseases
  • Analyze issues pertaining to the person and quality of life
  • Plan, administer and evaluate services and service delivery
  • Provide for and ensure oversight of public health and public services
  • Protect the health and safety of workers
  • Conduct campaigns and educational programs to reduce morbidity and mortality
  • Gain training and expertise needed for successful transition into professional education programs.

Occupational Outlook Handbook: "Medical and Health Services Managers"

Related Career Titles

Option 1: Pre-Physical Therapy/Pre-Occupational Therapy
Personal TrainerWellness Coordinator
Emergency Medical TechnicianMedical Officer
Emergency Response SpecialistMedical Transcriptionist
Occupational TherapistNutritionist
ParamedicPhysical Therapy
Option 2: Community Health
Healthcare ManagerAging and Lifespan Specialist
Environmental Health SpecialistPharmaceutical Sales
Health Administrator Community Health Spokesperson
Health EducatorPolicy Analyst
Health Informatics Specialist Public Affairs Specialist
Health InspectorPublic Health Program Specialist
Laboratory TechnicianPublic Health Scientist/Analyst
Health Services OfficerQuality Improvement Specialist
Disease Investigator Emergency Services Coordinator/Director

Related Job Listings/Job Search Websites

Agency for Health Care Research and Quality
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry
Assisted Living Directory
Center for Disease Control and Prevention
Directory of Missouri Local Health Agencies
Federal Employment
Food and Drug Administration
Health Resources and Services Administration
Indian Health Service
National Institutes of Health
Public Health Jobs
Public Health Jobs Worldwide
Science Jobs
State Health Agencies
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

Affiliated Organizations

American Academy of Environmental Engineers
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
American College of Healthcare Executives
American Public Health Association
Association for Public Health Laboratories
National Association of County and City Health Officials
National Environmental Health Association
National Institutes of Health

Four-Year Academic Plan

Health Studies: Social Science
Health Studies: Pre PT/OT
Health Studies: Community Health


The career paths listed are those which are commonly associated with this area of study and in no way does this site attempt to suggest that these are all of the career paths possible. Some of the career paths listed may require additional education, training, development, licenses and/or certifications. Listings of resources such as job listings, web links, professional organizations, library publications, and other information found on this page are believed to be accurate and true at the time published. The "What Can I Do With A Major In..." database is reviewed and updated every year in July. While no list is truly exhaustive, if you feel something should be added, deleted, changed or updated on this page, please contact the Career Services Center by e-mail at and an out-of-cycle change will be completed.

Who Can Help Me?

Kathy Tierney
Career Development Coordinator