Devoted to a healthier future.
Interested in a career where your skills could increase the health and wellbeing of your community, where you could make a difference in someone’s life? Bluffton’s health science programs offer avenues for you to do just that.
Studies leading to careers in health sciences come from a variety of academic departments.
Medical laboratory science
Prepare for a career as a scientist who conducts and reads medical tests in hematology,
microbiology, immunology, pathology and blood/urine/body fluid chemistry.
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The Bachelor's of Science in Nursing (BSN) degree provides the opportunity for students
to develop leadership skills that prepare nurses to collaborate professionally with
physicians and other members of the healthcare team.
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Nutrition and dietetics
A registered dietitian nutritionist (RDN) is an allied health professional who puts
into practice the science and art of food and nutrition in the service of people,
individuals, families and communities.
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Bluffton's pre-med major, a combination of biology, chemistry, math and physics courses,
provides a firm foundation for advanced study leading to careers in medicine, including
chiropractic, dentistry, optomestristy, etc.
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Physical therapists (PTs) are health care professionals who diagnose and treat individuals
of all ages who have health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move
and perform functional activities in their daily lives.
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Speech-language pathology and audiology
Bluffton offers a major in speech-language pathology and audiology (SLPA) to those
preparing for a career in communication sciences and disorders.
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Reid Whitney, a nursing major, was initially drawn to Bluffton based on his desire to continue his athletics career.
Jake Latkofsky was recently accepted into the Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) program at Mount Saint Joseph University.