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Health Science (BSHS)

The Health Science degree program at the University of Dayton is the start of your path towards a career related to health and medicine.

Choose one of three concentrations to help tailor your education experience to you career goals:

  • Integrative Physiology (formerly the Exercise Physiology program): For students interested in professional schools, such as Physician Assistant, Medical or other graduate programs in Biosciences and Health Sciences.
  • Exercise & Movement Science (formerly the Pre-Physical Therapy program): For students interested in Physical Therapy, Orthotic and Prosthetic, Athletic Training programs, or other related fields of study.
  • Occupational & Behavioral Studies: For students interested in Occupational Therapy, Behavior Therapy, or accelerated Nursing programs.

Not sure what your future career plans are? With the flexibility of our major, you don't need to choose a concentration until your second year. All three concentrations typically require additional schooling — either at the graduate or doctoral level — after earning your bachelor's degree. Want to take some time before earning advanced degrees? You’ll also be prepared to enter the workforce.

Why choose UD Health Science?


Concentrations to choose from


Human-focused health labs for teaching & research


UD acceptance rate to Physical Therapy programs

Student experience

You'll receive innovative, hands-on experience through community physical education programs, student-led organizations, and research with faculty & peers. You're also be exposed to a variety of health professions to assist in the discernment process. Advising and support you'll receive includes a course to prepare for the grad school/professional program interview and application process.


Department of Health and Sport Science

Fitz Hall
300 College Park
Dayton, Ohio 45469 - 2968