About Health Science

If you are committed to improving quality of life on the macro level, consider our Health Science major. Our students develop the knowledge and practical skills necessary to successfully plan, implement, and evaluate health programs in schools, community organizations, healthcare organizations, and worksites.

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Health science jobs are expected to grow 11% between 2012 and 2022—much more growth than the national average


GC Health Science graduates have been admitted to Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, and Physician’s Assistant Programs, as well as other programs in the field of allied health.

KHS Club

The KHS (Kinesiology and Health Studies) Club provides opportunities for leadership, experiential learning, career education, and networking while promoting a healthy lifestyle on campus and in the community.

Program Requirements

44-46 hours for major; no minor available

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Potential Careers

"Combined with a rigorous science curriculum, the KHS department emphasizes service, evidence-based research, and a holistic approach to wellness. I felt exceptionally well prepared -- both academically and in character -- for graduate school and my future career as a physician assistant." 

 - Kaitlin Fahey, '16

“The KHS department prepares you for the career that you want and for life in the professional world. I’m forever thankful for the wonderful professors in this department.” 

 - Steven Whisler, '17

"Aside from the foundation of my career, the kinesiology department at GC provided me with lifelong colleagues and friends in my field, professors and students alike."

 - Brittany Conner, '12, DPT

“Georgetown's Health Science department helped pave the way for my career in medicine. It taught me the importance of cultivating healthy lifestyle choices early in life and is something I share with my patients on a daily basis.” 

 - Haley Hart, '13

“Georgetown's health science department gave me the perfect foundation for my career in occupational therapy. I could not do my job as a pediatric OT without the background knowledge I received in kinesiology.”

 - Rebecca Smith, '10

Health Science Contact

Want to know more about this academic program? Contact the department chair for more information.

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