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Health Science, B.S.

College of Arts and Sciences

The pre-professional concentration of our Health Science degree will prepare you well for the continued education you will need for an array of in-demand allied health positions such as physician assistant and occupational therapist. As such, you can expect more science prerequisites when you pursue this concentration

Your education will be enriched through memorable hands-on activities in a modern, state-of-the-art laboratory that includes diverse anatomical dissections; unique physiological experiments that include work with clinical “case” unknowns; wet-lab genetic, chromosomal and DNA applications; and intensive bacterial and microbial plating and incubations. With coursework that includes anatomy, physiology, data analysis, psychology and biomedical research, you will learn medical terminology, protocols and practices. You will also be able to demonstrate critical thinking, inquiry and analysis in scientific, medical and clinical contexts. You will graduate with a sounds knowledge base that will serve you well as you pursue advanced education in this field.

Why Choose Indiana Tech?

  • Inquiry-based training, focusing on professional development and internship experience, in partnership with major health care, clinical and hospital networks.
  • We foster an active learning environment, enriched by instructors who possess years of experience in their respective fields.

Health Sciences Lab

Indiana Tech’s state-of-the-art health sciences lab gives students hands-on experience with equipment that is commonly used in the field. The result is a learning environment that helps students reinforce concepts and strengthen their understanding of what is learned in the classroom.

Torso Model

Human Body Tissue Microscopy

Animal Cell Model

Body System Models

Career Outlook

A B.S. in Health Science from Indiana Tech prepares you for a wide variety of in-demand careers. Below, you can explore career fields, salary information and employer demand from our partners at Lightcast, the leading labor market and career data provider in the U.S.

Job Outlook

Below are some of the potential career opportunities available to graduates with this degree. Additionally, you will find national statistics for average annual salaries and projected job growth, as identified by statistics. Salaries can vary based on the market in which you live and the prior experience you bring to the position.

  • Registered nurse $73,300/year

Job outlook through 2029: 7 percent increase

  • Physician assistant $112,260/year

Job outlook through 2029: 31 percent increase

  • Occupational therapist $84,950/year

Job outlook through 2029: 16 percent increase

  • Radiation technologist $62,280/year

Job outlook through 2029: 7 percent increase

  • Pharmacist $128,090/year

Job outlook through 2029: 2 percent decrease

  • Health educators and community health workers $46,910/year

Job outlook through 2029: 13 percent increase

Internship Opportunities

Indiana Tech strives to prepare career-ready graduates. Our university stresses the value of internships and pairs students with real-world learning opportunities that will put them in an advantageous position when it’s time to enter the job market. Students in this program have an opportunity to intern with organizations in the following fields:

  • Law enforcement laboratories, such as the Indiana State Police Laboratory Division and the Fort Wayne Police Department Laboratory
  • Government agencies, such as the Indiana Department of Toxicology
  • Hospital laboratories affiliated with Parkview Health system
  • Life science laboratories in academia, government and industry
Sydneya Seals

Sydneya Seals
B.S. Health Science, 2022

Success Story

Sidney’s experience in Indiana Tech’s health science degree program helped her identify a career path and gave her the confidence to pursue it. Originally, Sydney wanted to go into medical imaging, but as time went on, her focus shifted to nursing. “T…

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Dr. Sharon Drapala

Program Lead

Dr. Drapala is an experienced educator with a demonstrated history of working in clinical settins, ranging from academia to the private sector. Her focus is anatomy and physiology.

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