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Health Sciences, B.Sc.

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In the Health Sciences program from Stetson University, you will explore the anatomy and physiology of the human body as well as medicine and disease prevention. With the integration of biology, chemistry, physics, physiology and nutrition, you will gain the knowledge and skills needed for a future career in healthcare.


With so many avenues in the medical field to explore, take the next step toward your distinctive career by joining our Health Sciences program. Here, you will study health specializations through hands-on laboratories and informative lectures.

Program Overview

  • Bachelor of Science
  • Major, Minor

You will take a distinctive approach to learning health science with a hands-on experience. Our courses include practical application of concepts through laboratory, clinical and field experiences for a unique style of learning.

Our Mission

Stetson University's Department of Health Sciences provides a rigorous curriculum grounded in the natural sciences with a focus on human health and disease and the psychological, social and physical aspects of wellness.

The mission of the Health Sciences program from Stetson University is to prepare students to become scientists and/or health practitioners who apply their knowledge of the scientific basis of disease and factors that contribute wellness to their professional work.

As a graduate of our program, you will be able to

  • integrate knowledge of psychological, social, environmental, spiritual, and physical factors, explain their impact on health and wellness, and apply this knowledge to health promotion and/or disease prevention.
  • use concepts of anatomy and physiology to explain the unity of form and function in the human body and apply this knowledge to disease prevention in humans.
  • be able to explain macronutrients and metabolic processes used by the human body for energy production and apply this knowledge to disease prevention.
  • design an appropriate research study using the scientific method.
  • execute an appropriate scientific research study and write an effective scientific research paper according to the canons of the discipline.
  • effectively present a scientific research study.
  • explain disparities in health and health behaviors and apply this knowledge to health promotion and/or disease prevention.
  • be accepted into highly ranked pre-professional and graduate programs.

Career Significance

Our program allows you as the student to choose a course plan to identify with a specific field for your future career in health science.

The following advising course plans are available for you as a Health Science major who wishes to pursue graduate and professional studies:

  • Chiropractic Medicine
  • Dental Medicine
  • Dietician
  • Kinesiology-Exercise Science
  • Medicine (MD/DO)
  • Nursing
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapy
  • Veterinary Medicine

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
  • Credits
    32 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Anatomy & Physiology 
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health and Medical Statistics
  • Biostatistics
  • Behavioral Statistics
  • Introduction to Mathematical and Statistical Modeling

English Language Requirements

You only need to take one of these language tests:

  • 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. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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  • 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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Academic Requirements

Official Transcripts
  • Official transcripts from your secondary/high school are required. Transfer students are required to submit transcripts from all colleges and/or universities attended as well as a listing of courses in progress that includes course names, course numbers and numbers of credit hours.
Letters of Recommendation
  • First-year applicants are required to submit at least one letter of recommendation.
Writing Sample
  • All applicants are required to submit a writing sample. 
Essay Topics
  • Discuss an issue of state, national or global concern to you.
  • If you could live your life fighting for one cause, what would it be and why?

Tuition Fee

  • International

    47270 USD/year
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  • National

    47270 USD/year
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Living costs for DeLand

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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