Overview

This program prepares students for diverse careers within in-demand healthcare settings, or for pursuing graduate study in specific healthcare majors.  Students will develop the knowledge and skill necessary for careers in the ever-changing medical/healthcare field. 

  • Simulation Labs

     that mimic real situations

  • Personalized Plan

     for grad school or career

  • Clinical-Focused

    research learning

Requirements

Program Description

The Department of Health Science offers degree programs at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the undergraduate level, the department offers a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences, including three concentrations in Clinical, Community Health and Gerontology. This program prepares students for diverse careers within in-demand healthcare settings working in community health departments, medical settings, long-term care facilities, wellness environments, or health care management. The undergraduate Health Science major can also prepare a student for graduate study in specific healthcare majors such as PA, OT, PT, Prosthetics, or Public Health. The curriculum includes a core course of health science study, then a personalized program of study to focus on the student's career path. Students will develop the knowledge and skill necessary for careers in the ever-changing medical/healthcare field.

At the graduate level, the Health Science Department offers a Master of Science in Physician Assistant Studies. The PA program provides students with superior knowledge and skills for the evaluation, monitoring, diagnosis, treatment, and counseling of patients across their lifespan, and successful completion of the NCCPA PANCE exam. For additional information, see the Graduate Catalog or the Physician Assistant web page at westfield.ma.edu/PAstudies.

For program and course availability, please contact the Health Science Department directly.

Requirements of the Health Sciences Major - 58 credits
Additional Graduation Requirements

All students must meet the University Graduation Requirements and complete a common core of studies, distributed among the different academic areas as detailed in the Common Core.