Health Sciences

We are excited to hear you are interested in health sciences at UNLV. With an education in health sciences you can help promote good health in your community and foster evolutionary changes in health care at all levels of society.

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Majoring in health sciences will help you to be prepared to deliver top-notch health care and advance innovation and research throughout the industry. You can choose from a variety of disciplines, including: athletic training, comprehensive medical imaging, health care administration, kinesiology, medical physics, nuclear medicine, nutrition, public health, and radiography.

You Can Take Courses in Diverse Areas
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Epidemiology

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Athletic Training

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Nutrition

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Nuclear Medicine

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Graduates of these programs enter the workforce with multiple skills including critical thinking, analyzing and evaluating research data, understanding evidence-based practice concepts, knowing basic medical terminology, describing the nature of health care organizations, and explaining how culture affects population health.

Gain Real-World Experience and Apply What You Learn By Taking Advantage of Opportunities

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Receive access to employment, volunteer, and internship opportunities at local hospitals, care facilities, and schools
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Learn from faculty who are experienced in working with government agencies and professional associations

With a Degree in Health Sciences, Students Can Work in a Broad Array of Fields

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Dietician

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Physical Therapist

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Athletic Trainer

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CT/MRI Technician

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Epidemiologist

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Mental Health Counseling

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Now that you are interested, learn more about how health sciences can start you on a path within the health, medicine, and wellness fields.

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