UNDERGRADUATE PROGRAMS

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The College of Health Sciences undergraduate programs are committed to providing its students with a world-class education that helps them become strong and committed leaders, critical and analytical thinkers, and active and engaged citizens in a global community. Students are focused on applying the knowledge they gain in the classroom to leadership roles in health and clinical education, research, and service. Undergraduates in the College of Health Sciences are exposed to a rich array of classroom, laboratory, and experiential learning opportunities, including undergraduate research, study abroad, and service learning. All of these programs engage students in unique ways, offering them hands-on experience, exposing them to the needs of the larger society, connecting what they learn in the classroom to real-world conditions, and providing them with insights into cultures throughout the world.


 

School of Nursing
  • Three pathways to earn a B.S.N. in nursing: traditional, accelerated, and B.S.N. for the registered nurse; all programs focus on development of knowledge, understanding, and skills essential for the practice of nursing. Learn more
Department of Behavioral Health & Nutrition
  • Applied Nutrition: Study of nutrition that can be combined with another area of study.
  • Dietetics: Academic preparation to become a registered dietitian or dietetic technician, registered.
  • Nutritional Sciences: Strong science component, designed for students pursuing an advanced degree.
  • Health Behavior Science: Individual and community-based behavior change programming, health psychology, and fitness and recreation.

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Department of Kinesiology & Applied Physiology

  • Athletic Training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.
  • Exercise Science is primarily a pre-professional program, preparing students for graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistant, medical and dental schools.

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Department of Medical Laboratory Sciences
  • Applied Molecular Biology & Biotechnology: Biotechnology uses knowledge obtained about organisms at the molecular level to inform diagnostic and therapeutic decisions, create new treatments using stem- and gene-therapies, produce novel biopharmaceuticals and help address global problems such as world hunger through genetically modified plants.
  • Medical Laboratory Science: Related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease through the understanding, application, and performance of clinical laboratory analyses.
  • Medical Diagnostics:  Clinical-oriented science program that incorporates the basic science courses required for admission to medical school with medical-related courses that impact on the diagnosis and therapy of disease.

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Health Sciences - Occupational Therapy

This program is a cooperative agreement between University of Delaware and Jefferson College of Health Professions of Thomas Jefferson University (TJU). Students can earn both the Bachelor of Science (BS) and the Master of Science (MS) degrees in five years.