BSHS Healthcare Studies

Earn your Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences and open the door to a world of possibilities in the exciting field of healthcare. With a degree in health sciences, you’ll have the flexibility to explore a diverse range of career options, making it one of the most versatile choices in healthcare.

The Kettering College Difference:

As a healthcare college, our teaching revolves around the art of caring for people. Our mission is to help you translate your passion for people into a meaningful and rewarding profession. We don’t just equip you with knowledge and skills; we walk with you every step of the way, transforming your dreams into a tangible reality.

We offer a personalized, student-centric approach, with mentorship, a supportive learning environment, and tailored guidance. Our commitment extends to embracing the diversity within healthcare, allowing you to explore your unique interests.

At Kettering College, we’re here to help you follow your passion for helping people and choose a great career, whether you want to be a dentist or a physical therapist. We’ve got your back and will support your dreams.

*Please refer to the Interactive road map on the Health Sciences main page for frequently asked questions including tuition and curriculum details.

Pre-Physician Assistant (Pre-PA)

Why Pursue a Physician Assistant Program?

The growing demand for physician assistants is increasingly high, due to the need for healthcare providers with the ability to diagnose and treat patients. Physician assistants have the flexibility to work in various medical specialties and have fulfilling careers. In collaboration with physicians, physician assistants can pair their compassionate care with their knowledge to serve their communities.

Our program offers a path to becoming a Physician Assistant, equipping you with the skills and knowledge needed to start your career quickly. With shorter education timelines compared to medical school, you can enter the workforce faster, with less debt.

The healthcare studies major with a concentration in pre-physician assistant prepares students for applying to a physician assistant graduate program.

This course of study is for students seeking admission to a Physician Assistant program and meets the prerequisites for admission to Kettering College’s PA program and many other PA graduate programs.

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Pre-Physical Therapy (Pre-PT)

Becoming a physical therapist is not just a career choice; it’s a calling. Your dedication will directly impact the well-being of individuals, making a profound difference in their lives. Are you ready to take the first step toward this incredibly rewarding profession?

Why Pursue a Physical Therapy Program?

Pursuing a career in physical therapy (PT) is an attractive choice for individuals with a deep-seated interest in helping people recover from injuries, improve their mobility, and enhance their overall quality of life. PTs are healthcare professionals who play a crucial role in rehabilitation and preventive care.

The path to becoming a physical therapist begins with a solid educational foundation. Enroll in our Pre-Physical Therapy program and take the crucial first step toward realizing your dream of helping others and achieving personal and professional fulfillment.

The healthcare studies major with a concentration in pre-physical therapy prepares students for applying to a physical therapy doctoral program.

This concentration is designed for students who aspire to become Physical Therapists and meets the admission standards at many PT programs.

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Pre-Pharmacy (Pre-Pharm)

Are you ready to embark on a journey towards a fulfilling career in pharmacy? Our Pre-Pharmacy program is your gateway to success.

Why Pursue a Pharmacy Program? 

A pharmacist dispenses medication and provides information to physicians and patients, but the career can also include a variety of jobs including sales, research, law, marketing, and general business. Pharmacists are an integral part of the healthcare team, enjoying secure, successful careers while serving others.

Take your first step toward a rewarding career in the pharmaceutical industry. By earning your Bachelor of Science in Health Science degree at Kettering College, you will be prepared to apply to a pharmacy program.

The healthcare studies major with a concentration in pre-pharmacy prepares students for applying to a pharmacy program.

This concentration is designed for students who aspire to become pharmacists and meet the admission standards at many pharmacy programs.

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Pre-Medicine (Pre-Med)

Obtaining a pre-medical degree or pursuing coursework in pre-med serves as the initial stepping stone towards a career in medicine.

Why Pursue a Pre-Med Program?

This path is chosen by individuals who aspire to become doctors and are driven by a genuine desire to serve in the healthcare field. Pursuing a degree in pre-medicine includes a rigorous curriculum that often emphasizes critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills. Pre-medical studies can be deeply fulfilling for those with a passion for medicine and a strong desire to make a meaningful impact on the lives of others.

The healthcare studies major with a concentration in pre-med or pre-pharm prepares students for applying to a medical school.

This concentration is designed for students who aspire to become medical physicians and meet the admission standards at many medical programs.

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Pre-Dentistry (Pre-Dent)

Dentistry is a lucrative and rewarding profession, and by earning your degree in Health Sciences with a concentration in Pre-Dentistry at Kettering College, you will be fully equipped to transition into the world of dentistry. Our Pre-Dentistry program is designed to serve as your stepping stone to a respected career in dentistry.

Why Pursue a Dental Degree?

People choose dentistry for a variety of reasons. One of the most common motivations is a desire to help others. Dentists are dedicated to helping people maintain healthy teeth and gums, making a direct impact on people’s well-being. Dentists play a pivotal role in alleviating pain, restoring smiles, and improving overall health, forging strong patient relationships along the way. Additionally, job stability is a significant perk, as there will always be a demand for dental care.

Don’t miss this opportunity to pave your way to a successful career in healthcare and dentistry. Enroll in our Pre-Dentistry program today and start your path to a brighter, more fulfilling future.

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