MajorHealth Science

Wichita State’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in health science is a pre-professional degree program that prepares you for admission to a variety of clinical programs, such as Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Occupational Therapy, and medical school. Departmental courses provide you an important and competitive advantage bringing health care systems knowledge into your professional training as a clinical health provider.

Learn how health science is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Health Professions, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU’s admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Student group works to improve public health during the pandemic

Public health science students collaborated with campus organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior capstone students worked with Student Health Services during the fall semester on mitigation strategies. In the spring, students created a WSU Partner Point of Delivery (POD) plan for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to students and faculty, and  developed peer-to-peer multilingual vaccine information videos.

Students celebrate National Public Health Week annually by volunteering in the community and displaying health educational materials around campus.


Students complete a health science core curriculum that provides a foundation in health services delivery, population health assessment and leadership. You'll also get an introduction to public health,  health services management, aging studies and ethics. This professional degree program requires a mix of science and mathematics courses that prepare graduates for admission to a variety of clinical education programs. Graduates often seek further education in clinical programs such as physician assistant, physical therapy, nursing, medical laboratory sciences and dental hygiene.

A departmental honors track is also available for this major.


A degree in health science from Wichita State will give you a broad range of health-related knowledge—preparing you for a variety of graduate programs and high-paying careers in settings such as acute-care medicine, community health, long-term care and others.

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