Health Science

hsphoto2We prepare students for careers in a variety of disciplines with the application of science to health in either clinical or health promotion settings involving humans. We concentrate on the theoretical and practical constructs for maintaining and/or improving health conditions in all populations. Depending upon the chosen track of study, you will be prepared to successfully matriculate into careers in health education, health maintenance organizations, health agencies, health departments, secondary schools or graduate programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, exercise science, or dietetics and nutrition.

Mission of the Health Science Major

Empower communities to maintain and improve optimal health and advocate for social change in the general well-being of diverse populations.

The Health Science Program is easily the best program on campus, that is why many student are health Science Majors.  The advisors and professors are always there with a helping hand in any situation. The classes are challenging but fun. I have learned so much and gained so much interest throughout this program. It has easily bettered me as a student and a soon to be professional. I would not be where I am today without the classes and staff in the Health Science Program.

–Bryanna Moltz 2017

WHAT OUR STUDENTS DO

Finley finds calling in athletic training

Though just a few weeks old, 2016 has already proven to be a banner year for University of the Ozarks senior Grady Finley toward his goal of becoming an athletic trainer.

Professors Stone, LeRoy to present at state health, PE convention

University of the Ozarks Professors Dr. Brett Stone and Dr. Pete LeRoy will make a presentation on career opportunities in the health profession at the annual state convention of the Arkansas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance (ArkAHPERD).

Injury leads to career path for Andrews

A serious injury on the basketball court led to a career epiphany for Jordana Andrews.