Welcome to the Health Science Program at Pace University’s College of Health Professions (CHP)! Located on both the Pleasantville and New York City campuses,
this 120-credit degree program was created in 2015 to meet the growing needs of students interested in pursuing a variety of health-related careers. Health Science is a relatively new discipline and among the fastest-growing academic disciplines in the country. Whether you are interested in a career the healthcare industry or plan to pursue an advanced practitioner degree, our program will provide you with the necessary skills and opportunities for success.
The Health Sciences program will prepare you for the variety of the growing health care professions by developing your science based knowledge with an understanding of how behavioral, contextual, and societal factors impact health. Whether you want to become a health care practitioner, administrator, advocate, educator or policy-maker, you will learn how to recognize health-related problems and how solutions are sought.
The undergraduate Health Science Major is unique in that it offers modern curricula that is aligned by the student’s course of study in one of the three tracks:
· Pre-Nursing Preparation
· Pre-Physician Assistant Preparation
In addition, you will have the opportunity to participate in in-depth learning in up to two areas of concentration: Global Health (GH) and/or Health Policy and Advocacy (HP&A). We offer small class sizes with inter-professional collaborations giving students to opportunity to work with other departments and programs apart of CHP. You will also have the opportunity to conduct research with faculty, gain field experience at a health care facility, school district or university, private corporations, public health agencies, global health agencies, or non-profit organization as part of our experiential learning component of the curriculum’s capstone project. To learn more about our faculty and research projects, please follow: http://www.pace.edu/college-health-professions/sections/research-initiatives.
We look forward to working with you and find it very gratifying to teach the future generation of health care leaders.