Improve Patient Lives. Care Quality. Even Public Policy.

Your Nova Southeastern University Health Sciences degree opens more career doors than you can imagine, offering rewarding clinical and non-clinical opportunities:

  • You can enhance patient health, care standards and how that care is delivered
  • Build effective community health programs
  • Shape health care policy at state and national levels

Bigger Impact. Better Outcomes.

Whether you’re seeking a higher-level role in your current profession or you’re ready for a new challenge, NSU Health Sciences degrees teach you to think more strategically about the science and system of health care:

  • Hone your research analysis skills
  • Solve organizational problems effectively
  • Strengthen your interprofessional collaboration skills
  • Accomplish more of your professional goals
  • Become an effective health care leader

NSU Health Sciences students arrive with many different backgrounds, experiences and strengths, but all share a similar mission: to make a bigger impact in health care.

See how NSU’s Health Sciences programs can help you do the same.

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NSU Health Sciences: Master the Science and System of Health Care

Bachelor of Science: Health Science

Expand your health care foundation and leadership, all online - transfer up to 87 credits towards your degree. Tracks: Generalist, Administration, Pre-Master, Doctor of O.T. and latest: Inter-Professional Collaboration.

Master of Science: Health Science

Build research analysis, epidemiology, health care finance and leadership skills with online convenience. Choose specialized health care tracks: Risk Management, Administration, Telehealth, Higher Education, Sports Medicine or Law.

Doctor of Health Science

Choose concentrations like Telehealth, Global Health, Higher Education and more: evidence-based program blends professor-driven online study with internship, practicum, doctoral analysis and onsite institutes.

M.H.S./D.H.S. Dual Degree Program

Targeting a graduate teaching or senior leadership role? Take the most direct path with this accelerated dual-degree program. Mostly online classes with local internship, capstone and two, 1-week institutes.

Ph.D. in Health Science

Elevate your health care research mastery through professor-driven online courses, research practicum, two 1-week on-campus institutes, comprehensive exam and dissertation with oral defense.

M.H.S./Ph.D. Dual Degree Program

Accomplished bachelor’s graduates desiring a core research focus can progress through both master and doctoral-level curriculums in this research-focused accelerated program.

Emergency Medicine Certificate

The Certificate in Emergency Medicine is for advanced practitioners who are interested in obtaining specialized education in emergency medicine to prepare them for a position in a high-acuity emergency department.

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Strengthen your Interprofessional Collaboration

The future of health care demands stronger collaboration across high-functioning, interdisciplinary care teams to improve experiences, outcomes and costs. That interdisciplinary approach is an important element within the NSU Health Science curriculum.

  • Our Bachelor of Science Health Science program offers a specialized Interprofessional Collaboration track.
  • Our Master of Science in Health Science program students are all health care professionals from different allied health disciplines. We leverage that diversity of experience by embedding collaborative learning into your core program.

NSU Health Science Sharks Make Big Waves.

NSU Health Science alumni work for the Centers for Disease Control. They hold high level executive positions in state governments, large foundations and non-governmental organizations. Others are university professors and deans, including those earning prestigious post-doctoral positions at major universities like Columbia and Harvard.

  • Your health science bachelor’s degree is a strong health care professional related degree designed to advance careers, academic knowledge and opportunities. It can help you earn a supervisory or manager promotion from your current role or change professional focus.
  • Your health science master’s degree can lead to roles like teaching, clinical practice, program development or to specialize in sectors like health informatics.
  • Your health science doctoral degree elevates you to the highest level: lead research programs, hospitals, large health systems, public agencies or to pursue university professor or dean roles.
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Where Do Health Science Graduates Work?

Health science career paths are extraordinarily varied. There are opportunities to fit every personality, talent and interest. Here’s just a small sampling of where graduates work:

  • Hospitals
  • Government agencies
  • Research & development at public or private institutions
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • K-12 school systems
  • Colleges and universities
  • Medical product manufacturers/sales
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Community and public health agencies
  • Large health care organizations
  • Physicians’ or dentists’ practices
  • Assisted living and skilled nursing facilities
  • Medical or dental laboratories
  • Insurance companies

Health Science Faculty: Interdisciplinary Focus

NSU’s emphasis on an effective interdisciplinary educational experience extends to our faculty. You’ll have direct access to professors reflecting many diverse health professions. Our doctoral program professors, in particular, reach far beyond health science, and have varied specific research interests. Collaborate with leaders in medicine, psychology, anthropology, public health, education, computer science, nursing, conflict resolution, physical therapy, occupational therapy and other allied health disciplines.

Many of our professors are widely published on a variety of health issues: policy, practice and research. They also serve as peer reviewers for health-related journals and sit on peer review journal editorial boards.

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