B.S. Health Sciences

One major, many possible paths

A degree in health sciences allows you to explore a number of fields related to clinical health and prepares you for a wide variety of career options.

You’ll learn how the aging process affects people physically and psychologically—and how society can better serve them—from expert practitioners and nationally renowned scholars, explore the ins and outs of clinical health care—both in the United States and across the globe, and discover how disabilities impact society.

You’ll explore how rehabilitation is a vital part of care delivery, how proper nutrition and health care promotion initiatives can improve overall wellness, how research improves patient outcomes in a variety of ways, and much more!

As your studies progress, you can choose to keep your interests broad or focus on a specific area. You tailor the program to best prepare for your specific career or graduate school program. It’s all up to you!

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What jobs can you land after graduating?

  • Activities director
  • Assistant athletic director
  • Behavioral health coordinator
  • Clinical research technician
  • Community health worker
  • ER technician
  • Fellowship coordinator
  • Health program coordinator
  • Health-care administrator
  • Home health aide
  • Insurance claims examiner
  • Medical research coordinator
  • Medical device sales representative
  • Medical scribe
  • Nursing technician
  • Patient access specialist
  • Patient care representative
  • Patient service representative
  • Registered behavior technician (ABA Therapist)
  • Rehabilitation support specialist
  • Wellness coach
Hannah Romero De Gante

By studying health sciences at IU Indianapolis, I have been presented with valuable learning opportunities that have allowed me to immerse myself in different experiences related to my aspired occupational therapy career. With the help of the health science faculty and program, I was able to have the wonderful opportunity to assist in research on musculoskeletal health and physical function at University Hospital.

Hannah Romero De Gante, Health Sciences Student

$45,760median annual entry-level clinical health wage

13%growth in health care jobs anticipated by 2031

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 You want a degree with options, a degree that focuses on understanding how human bodies function and heal, how individual behaviors influence health, and how the health industry operates, knowledge that is essential for understanding and working in the health care field. With a health sciences major from IUPUI's School of Health and Human Sciences, You will gain an in depth understanding of healthcare and a strong foundation of the scientific, behavioral, and rehabilitative side of the industry.


It's a program that prepares you for a wide variety of health related careers or to continue your schooling in programs like occupational therapy, physical therapy, medical school, and many other graduate and professional programs in health. You'll learn how the aging process affects people. The ins and outs of health care systems in the United States and abroad, discover how disabilities impact society, and how proper nutrition and health care promotion initiatives can improve overall wellness.


And, you'll have numerous options on where to take your career. You could work in government relations or as a health care liaison, advocate for people who are aging or have disabilities, work in medical device sales, or pursue a professional degree in many more rewarding paths. And with Indy as your classroom, you can participate in an internship program to hone your classroom skills and help our citizens get more out of life.


This is a degree that moves and inspires others to live well.