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Health Sciences Major

Explore interdisciplinary health studies that will help you contribute in the healthcare space.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Sciences

Are you interested in health care and want to make a difference in the world?

With a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences major, the opportunities are endless. The BSHS program at MVNU is designed for the individual who desires a career in a healthcare-related service area.

For a student still determining the healthcare field they want to pursue, MVNU’s interdisciplinary major provides diverse opportunities to explore many different healthcare arenas. Students planning to pursue a particular healthcare profession requiring graduate school can gain a solid foundation for their graduate program and complete prerequisite coursework required for graduate school applications.

Areas of concentration for all BSHC majors include natural sciences, social sciences, health sciences, and business. Advisors work with individual students to customize remaining coursework for their major, based on healthcare areas in which they are most interested. Senior BSHS students participate in a hands-on practicum experience with community partners.


Health Sciences is a very versatile major, leaving majors with multiple options for additional areas of study. Students are required to complete a minor or a pre-professional health pathway, unless they choose to pursue a double major. The following lists demonstrate additional fields students have chosen to add to their Health Sciences major:

Double Majors:

Health Sciences + Psychology

Health Sciences + Exercise Sciences

Health Sciences + Math

Health Sciences + Business Administration

Health Sciences + Environmental Science

Health Sciences + Marketing




Business Administration

Business Management

Sports Management

Criminal Justice

Christian Ministries

Exercise Science



Pre-Occupational Therapy

Pre-Physician Assistant

Pre-Physical Therapy


Faith & learning at MVNU

As an intentionally Christian University, we integrate our faith into everything we do at MVNU. From prayer before class to exploring real-world moral and ethical dilemmas, we’ll teach you what it means to shine forth.


MVNU offers a number of fantastic travel and study afar programs designed to broaden your perspective, introduce you to new and exciting domestic and international cultures, and enhance your resume.

Service Learning:
  • Belize
  • Swaziland
  • Haiti
  • Croatia, Austria & Hungary
  • Italy
  • Spain, Portugal & France
  • Greater Columbus Area
  • Orlando
  • San Francisco
  • New Orleans
  • Washington, D.C.
  • Guyana
  • Guatemala


Need a little help with finances? We’ve got you covered. Explore scholarships, grants, and other resources to help you pay for your education.

MVNU has many endowed scholarships available for students of a wide variety of backgrounds and majors.


MVNU students with a BSHS receive preparation for careers in many areas, such as:


Become a community health worker, a community organizer, or a non-profit leader


Get into health informatics or other health care technical occupations.


Become a patient care advocate, research associate, long-term care specialist, or health educator in a healthcare environment.


Serve in health insurance companies, healthcare management, pharmaceutical, or medical sales capacities.


Inform public health policy with accurate facts, data, and research.

Professional graduate programs BSHS graduates have pursued Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, Physician Assistant, Healthcare Administration, Athletic Training, and more. Graduates of the BSHS program will find widespread local, national, and global opportunities.

Health research
Public healthcare

Meet the Faculty

Learn from faculty members who know how to balance theory and practical application for a relevant, empowering, Christ-centered learning experience.

Hunter Hall

Hunter Hall, home of MVNU's School of Nursing and Health Sciences. It is located in downtown Mount Vernon, just minutes away from campus.

Nursing lab in Hunter Hall

Our state-of-the-art 32,000 square-foot Nursing Skills Lab, including three simulation-observation rooms, high-fidelity human patient simulators, and two large skills laboratories, provides students with the high-end technology they need to learn about their field in minute detail

Throughout your time in our program, you will participate in over 620 hours of clinicals. We are devoted to making sure you have ample experience that will allow you to enter into your career with ease and confidence in your abilities.

MVNU is one of few private colleges in Ohio with its own speech, language, and hearing clinic: Hunter Hall Clinic for Communication Sciences and Disorders. This means you'll get the kind of rare, hands-on experience that can give you a major advantage when applying to graduate school. As a third- and fourth-year student in our CSD program, you will have the opportunity to work with clients across the lifespan in the on-site Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology (CSD) clinic, as well as in the community.

Happy Bean is located right inside Hunter Hall. This charming little shop is the perfect place to study or hang out with friends over a cup of exquisite coffee and a delectable local-made pastry. There is also a Happy Bean location on campus in Thorne Library!

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