The healthcare field is rapidly changing, and there is a need for broadly educated graduates with an extensive knowledge of healthcare and service-related topics. These individuals are sought after for positions in hospitals, care facilities, public and private agencies, non-profit and for-profit companies, and health-related organizations.
Simpson’s Clinical Health Science program offers a strong foundation in human anatomy and human health sciences, and involves the study of the human body with a specific focus on prevention, diagnosis, rehabilitation, and current healthcare topics. The program prepares undergraduate students for career opportunities in healthcare fields.
THE BUREAU OF LABOR STATISTICS STATE THAT CAREERS IN HEALTHCARE ARE EXPECTED TO GROW ALMOST 20% IN THE NEXT 10 YEARS, OUTPACING THE AVERAGE FOR ALL OCCUPATIONS
In addition, students interested in pursuing graduate degrees in Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, or other health-related programs are encouraged to explore the Clinical Health Science major as it can provide the hands-on skills and knowledge necessary for admission to a variety of graduate programs.
Entry-Level Health Fields:
Surgical and Medical Sales Rep
Physical Therapy Assistant
Extended Care Facilities
Medical and Health Services Manager (with Health Services Leadership major/minor)
Public Health Educator
Health Communications Specialist (with communications major/minor)
Learn more about this field by visiting the Bureau of Labor Statistics
Very few majors exist with such a diverse preparation in the topics facing healthcare specialists. Graduate schools and employers are driving the need for a hands on, solution-based education combined with a working knowledge of the leading concepts in healthcare. Simpson College is one of the few colleges adapting to these needs.”
-Mike Hadden, Professor, Department of Sports Science & Health Education
“The Clinical Health Science major at Simpson will offer students a unique advantage of being able to receive direct hands-on learning experiences in a variety of healthcare settings from day one. Students will continue to hone those skills throughout their time at Simpson to build a solid foundation of patient centered healthcare knowledge and skills that can serve them in a variety of healthcare related fields.”
-Cal Busby’09, Instructor, Department of Sports Science & Health Education