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Our Health Sciences major is designed to help driven, compassionate students like you pursue meaningful careers in what we call the “allied health professions.” We offer several personalized tracks within Health Sciences that will help you prepare for a variety of these positions.

Each graduate and professional program will have its own unique prerequisite coursework and testing requirements. Therefore, Health Sciences majors are encouraged to identify schools of interest early in their academic career, as additional coursework outside the major may be necessary.

McDaniel students have gone on to graduate and professional programs for physician assistant studies, physical therapy, occupational therapy, chiropractic, clinical exercise physiology, applied health physiology, athletic training, orthotics & prosthetics, nursing, and medicine among others. Since 2011, the acceptance rate of our graduates going into these fields has averaged 75-80%.

Advising can begin as early as the first semester on campus or whenever a student first decides to pursue a health-related career.

Health Sciences Advising

For additional information regarding the tracks in athletic training, chiropractic, occupational therapy, and/or physical therapy, please contact Dr. Steve McCole or Dr. Jennifer McKenzie in the Kinesiology department.

For additional information regarding the tracks in nursing, pharmacy, and physician assistant, please contact Dr. Dana Ferraris in the Chemistry department.