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Health Studies, B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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As a major in the Health Studies program of Siena College, you choose between one of three tracks: health science, health administration and health policy. An 18-credit minor is also offered.

Health Science

Health science is a pre-professional health degree program that will give you a solid foundation for a variety of healthcare and allied health careers including athletic training, public health, and more.  The program is specifically designed to prepare you for the required post-graduate programs in advanced areas such as physical therapy (pt), occupational therapy (ot), physician assistantship (pa), nutrition, speech and language pathology. Coursework includes microbiology, anatomy and physiology and healthcare informatics. 

Health Administration

Students in the health administration track can pursue careers in the management of healthcare facilities, wellness centers, and clinics; human resources; home care case management, and more. Courses include healthcare management, healthcare informatics, project management and public policy.

Health Policy

Students in the health policy track can prepare for careers in public policy or law-related to healthcare. They take courses like healthcare in the developed world, healthcare in the developing world, public policy and healthcare informatics.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Roots of Medical Terminology
  • Gateway to Health Studies
  • Global Health
  • Nutrition and Public Health
  • Seminar in Health Studies
  • Health Care Communication Skills

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • Complete an online application
  • Send all transcripts and school results from each secondary school and post-secondary school that you have attended
  • Submit a personal essay of 1-2 pages describing your interest in Siena College and your goals for studying in the United States
  • Submit one letter of recommendation
  • The SAT and ACT are optional
  • Non-native English speakers are required to submit an English proficiency score from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) examination or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39200 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19600 USD per semester and a duration of 48 months.
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