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Where Science and Training Shape the Future of Healthcare

The School of Integrated Health Sciences utilizes impactful research and transformative education to create future healthcare professionals who will deliver quality patient care.

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Study Integrated Health at UNLV

Our curriculum prepares students for careers in the health care and research fields. Our four departments, consisting of Brain Health, Physical Therapy, Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences, and Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences, offer students the unique opportunity to gain critical, hands-on experience while working with renowned experts in their field.

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Brain Health, Including Occupational Therapy

The Department of Brain Health offers a quality education for multiple professions, including in neuroscience and occupational therapy. Whether you become a neurodegenerative disease researcher or work directly with patients in clinical settings, you’ll be contributing to a field that strives to improve the quality of life for all.

Career Prospects
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Academia
  • Research
  • Consultant
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Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences

Students in the Department of Health Physics and Diagnostic Sciences are trained for careers in the areas of health physics, medical physics, and comprehensive medical imaging, which encompasses MRI, CT, ultrasound and X-rays.

Career Prospects
  • Health Physicist
  • Medical Physicist
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Sonographer
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Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences

The Department of Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences trains students for careers in injury prevention and rehabilitation; maintenance and improvement of physical fitness; wellness and performance; and factors governing human movement. Our graduates apply their knowledge of recovery, health, and wellness to significantly impact lives through a wide range of careers.

Career Prospects
  • Registered Dietician
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
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Physical Therapy

Physical therapists are movement experts who improve quality of life through prescribed exercise, hands-on care, and patient education. Our physical therapy programs prepare students to step into this rewarding profession so they can craft plans to improve or restore function and independence.

Career Prospects
  • Physical Therapist
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Case Manager
  • Clinic Director
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Interdisciplinary Programs

The School of Integrated Health Sciences offers two Ph.D. programs: the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences Ph.D. and the Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Ph.D.

Career Prospects
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Health Educator
  • Performance and Development Scientist
  • Sports Scientist
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Applied Health Sciences

Undergraduate students in the Applied Health Sciences program receive a well-rounded, quality education that prepares them for application to an accredited undergraduate or graduate healthcare program and entry-level healthcare and wellness careers.

Career Prospects
  • Doctor of Medicine
  • Dentist or Pharmacist
  • Medical Imaging Professional
  • Physical or Occupational Therapist
  • Physician Assistant

*According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

“I’m impressed by how UNLV’s Department of Physical Therapy has adapted to the needs of the field and the diverse, ever-changing community. So much of this aligned with my own values. UNLV has been respected for its health science programs for a very long time, and this was something I wanted to be part of.”
Nanea Lagasca, Class of 2024, Department of Physical Therapy

The UNLV Difference

Classified as "Very High Research," the highest status for research institutions
Top 10
Diverse Campuses in the Nation*
Top 25%
Physical Therapy Programs in the Nation*
Degrees Awarded by the School of Integrated Health Sciences since 2013
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UNLV Food Pantry

Managed by the School of Integrated Health Sciences, the UNLV Food Pantry provides perishable and non-perishable food items to students, faculty, and staff in need of additional support.

Integrated Health Highlights

Whether they are working on campus with state-of-the-art technology or developing integral relationships with community partners, our students and faculty are making endless strides to revolutionize the healthcare field.



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“I was well prepared through the School of Integrated Health Sciences by learning from the many experts in their respective field and alongside other future professionals in training. My time at UNLV helped create the foundation for my career development in my post-graduate life.”
Cordero Roche; Sports Scientist for the New York Mets; Ph.D. in Interdisciplinary Sciences, Class of 2021