Health Sciences

Major: Health Sciences
Degree Awarded: Bachelor of Science (BS)
Calendar Type: Quarter
Total Credit Hours: 181.0
Co-op Options: One Co-op (Four years); No Co-op (Four years)
Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code: 51.1199
Standard Occupational Classification (SOC) code: 11-9111

About the Program

The Bachelor’s degree program in Health Sciences at Drexel University exposes students to a wide variety of careers in health care and related professions. Our emphasis on interdisciplinary study, coupled with expert faculty, gives students the opportunity to explore different facets of health-related professions before matriculating to specialized graduate programs or entering the workplace. Whether you are on the fast track to a career in health professions or still finding your path, our Health Sciences Program offers a multitude of options for completing your degree.

What you will learn

The Health Sciences Program offers a rigorous four-year curriculum for students interested in pursuing careers in health-related professions. Courses in health and clinical sciences, research methods, statistics, and healthcare ethics are combined with a core curriculum of mathematics, humanities, and social sciences to provide a fully integrated and comprehensive curriculum.

Career Opportunities

Health care professions are one of the fastest growing job sectors in the United States. There is tremendous demand for trained health care providers at all levels. In the Health Sciences Program, our multidisciplinary approach, flexible curriculum, and co-op experience provide students with a highly competitive edge in the market place and in the pursuit of graduate program admission. Some of the fields Health Sciences graduates can expect to pursue post-graduation include:

  • Rehabilitation Professions
    • Physical therapy
    • Occupational therapy
    • Speech and language pathology
    • Cardiac rehabilitation
  • Physician Assistant Studies
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Optometry
  • Audiology
  • Clinical Research
  • Public Health and Health Advocacy
  • Nursing
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Bioethics
  • Health Psychology

Co-op Experience

Drexel University has long been known for its cooperative education programs. As part of the Health Sciences curriculum, students incorporate a six-month co-op experience into their plan of study. This allows students to learn from healthcare leaders at renowned facilities nationwide. By building career-related employment into undergraduate study, students gain work experience, network with healthcare professionals, and hone their clinical and research skills. Some local co-op employers of Health Sciences students include Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Magee Rehabilitation Hospital, Bryn Mawr Rehabilitation Hospital, Hahnemann University Hospital, Good Shepherd Penn Partners, NovaCare, and many other health care facilities in the region.

Accelerated Options

The Health Sciences program offers accelerated academic tracks for high achieving students to pursue degrees in the Physician Assistant Studies program and the Doctor of Physical Therapy program within the College of Nursing and Health Professions. 

Articulation Agreement Options

Drexel’s Health Sciences Department and Salus University’s Occupational Therapy Department have partnered to offer a BS/MSOT sequential degree program. In the BS/MSOT Option, students first complete a Bachelor of Science (BS) degree in Health Sciences at Drexel University, then enroll into the 2-year Master of Science in Occupational Therapy (MSOT) program at Salus University.

Drexel Graduate Options in Biomedical Sciences

Graduates of the Health Sciences program may also continue their education in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences and Professional Studies which offers over 40 doctoral, master's and professional development programs. These academic programs emphasize real-world experience and help guide students to make career decisions that best fit their abilities and evolving needs.

For more information, visit the Health Sciences Program page at the College of Nursing and Health Professions web site.

Degree Requirements

General Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
English Sequence
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Biology Sequence
BIO 122Cells and Genetics4.5
BIO 124Evolution & Organismal Diversity4.5
BIO 126Physiology and Ecology4.5
BIO 226Microbiology for Health Professionals5.0
Chemistry Sequence
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CHEM 103General Chemistry III5.0
Mathematics Sequence
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
Communications
COM 320 [WI] Science Writing3.0
Health Systems
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
Complete 1 of the following courses:3.0
Advanced Health-Care Ethics
Introduction to Health-Systems Administration
Ethics in Health Care Management
Psychology
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
Two Psychology (PSY) courses (minimum 6.0 credits)6.0
Sociology
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
Two Sociology (SOC) courses (minimum 6.0 credits)8.0
Humanities
Three Humanities (HUM, HIST, ANTH, PHIL or language electives) (minimum 9.0 credits)9.0
Public Health
PBHL 101Public Health 1013.0
One Public Health (PBHL) course (minimum 3.0 credits)3.0
Anatomy & Physiology Courses
ANAT 101Anatomy & Physiology I5.0
ANAT 102Anatomy & Physiology II5.0
ANAT 103Anatomy & Physiology III5.0
Clinical Research Courses
HSCI 310Introduction to Clinical Research4.0
HSCI 313Clinical Trials Protocols4.0
Statistics and Assessment
HSCI 201Health Assessment through the Lifespan4.0
STS 345Statistics for the Health Sciences4.0
STS 350Advanced Statistics for Clinical Science4.0
Health Sciences electives (HSCI, PHGY, ANAT, NEUR, NFS) *28.0
Free electives19.0
Total Credits180.5
*

Health Sciences electives include any HSCI, ANAT, PHGY, NEUR or NFS course. Certain Health Services Administration (HSAD) and Behavioral & Addictions Counseling (BACS) courses may also be taken as Health Sciences electives; see your advisor for more information.

Optional Concentration in Exercise Science

The concentration in Exercise Science helps prepare students for graduate studies in Exercise Physiology. In addition, the concentration provides foundational knowledge and skills for a variety of fitness certifications from the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association, and others. These certifications are often required of graduates interested in seeking employment in the fitness industry.

Students wishing to complete the concentration in Exercise Science must complete the courses listed below as 17.0 of their elective credits.

Required courses:
HSCI 325Exercise Physiology4.0
HSCI 326Applied Anatomy and Kinesiology4.0
Complete 9.0 credits from the following list:
Musculoskeletal Pathophysiology
Senior Research Project
Special Topics in Health Sciences
Nutrition, Foods, and Health
and Introduction to Nutrition & Food
Nutrition & Exercise Physiology

Writing-Intensive Course Requirements

In order to graduate, all students must pass three writing-intensive courses after their freshman year. Two writing-intensive courses must be in a student's major. The third can be in any discipline. Students are advised to take one writing-intensive class each year, beginning with the sophomore year, and to avoid “clustering” these courses near the end of their matriculation. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.

A "WI" next to a course in this catalog may indicate that this course can fulfill a writing-intensive requirement. For the most up-to-date list of writing-intensive courses being offered, students should check the Writing Intensive Course List at the University Writing Center. Students scheduling their courses can also conduct a search for courses with the attribute "WI" to bring up a list of all writing-intensive courses available that term. Transfer students need to meet with an academic advisor to review the number of writing-intensive courses required to graduate.


Sample Plans of Study

For accelerated clinical track sample plans, students should visit the Health Sciences Professions Program page.

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE IN HEALTH SCIENCES - 12 TERMS

2 terms of COOP  occur after Term 7.

Term 1Credits
BIO 122Cells and Genetics4.5
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
BIO 124Evolution & Organismal Diversity4.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
BIO 126Physiology and Ecology4.5
CHEM 103General Chemistry III5.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
 Term Credits16.5
Term 4
ANAT 101Anatomy & Physiology I5.0
BIO 226Microbiology for Health Professionals5.0
STS 345Statistics for the Health Sciences4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ANAT 102Anatomy & Physiology II5.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
STS 350Advanced Statistics for Clinical Science4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 6
ANAT 103Anatomy & Physiology III5.0
COM 320 [WI] Science Writing3.0
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
HSCI 310Introduction to Clinical Research4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
One of the following:3.0
Advanced Health-Care Ethics 
Introduction to Health-Systems Administration 
Ethics in Health Care Management 
PSY elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 8
HSCI 313Clinical Trials Protocols4.0
PBHL 101Public Health 1013.0
Health Sciences electives*6.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 9
HSCI 201Health Assessment through the Lifespan4.0
Health Sciences electives*4.0
Sociology elective4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
Health Sciences electives*7.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
Health Sciences elective*3.0
Humanities/Social Science electives6.0
Sociology elective4.0
Free elective*3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 12
Health Sciences electives*6.0
Humanities/Social Science elective3.0
PBHL elective3.0
PSY elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 180.5
*

 See degree requirements.

Accelerated BS in Health Sciences - 10 terms

Term 1Credits
BIO 122Cells and Genetics4.5
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
Humanities elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 2
BIO 124Evolution & Organismal Diversity4.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
BIO 126Physiology and Ecology4.5
CHEM 103General Chemistry III5.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits19.5
Term 4
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
Health Science electives6.0
Humanities elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 5
ANAT 101Anatomy & Physiology I5.0
BIO 226Microbiology for Health Professionals5.0
STS 345Statistics for the Health Sciences4.0
Humanities elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits20.0
Term 6
ANAT 102Anatomy & Physiology II5.0
HSCI 310Introduction to Clinical Research4.0
STS 350Advanced Statistics for Clinical Science4.0
Psychology elective3.0
Health Sciences elective3.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 7
ANAT 103Anatomy & Physiology III5.0
COM 320 [WI] Science Writing3.0
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
Health Sciences elective4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 8
One of the following:3.0
Advanced Health-Care Ethics 
Introduction to Health-Systems Administration 
Ethics in Health Care Management 
PBHL 101Public Health 1013.0
Health Sciences elective3.0
Psychology elective3.0
Sociology elective4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 9
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
HSCI 313Clinical Trials Protocols4.0
Health Sciences elective4.0
Public Health elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
HSCI 201Health Assessment through the Lifespan4.0
Health Sciences electives6.0
Sociology elective4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Total Credit: 180.5

 

Term 1Credits
BIO 122Cells and Genetics4.5
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 2
BIO 124Evolution & Organismal Diversity4.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
BIO 126Physiology and Ecology4.5
CHEM 103General Chemistry III5.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
 Term Credits16.5
Term 4
ANAT 101Anatomy & Physiology I5.0
BIO 226Microbiology for Health Professionals5.0
STS 345Statistics for the Health Sciences4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 5
ANAT 102Anatomy & Physiology II5.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
STS 350Advanced Statistics for Clinical Science4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 6
ANAT 103Anatomy & Physiology III5.0
COM 320 [WI] Science Writing3.0
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
HSCI 310Introduction to Clinical Research4.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 7
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
One of the following:3.0
Advanced Health-Care Ethics 
Introduction to Health-Systems Administration 
Ethics in Health Care Management 
PSY elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits12.0
Term 8
HSCI 313Clinical Trials Protocols4.0
PBHL 101Public Health 1013.0
Health Sciences electives*6.0
 Term Credits13.0
Term 9
HSCI 201Health Assessment through the Lifespan4.0
Health Sciences electives*4.0
Sociology elective4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
Health Sciences electives*7.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits14.0
Term 11
Health Sciences elective*3.0
Humanities/Social Science electives6.0
Sociology elective4.0
Free elective*3.0
 Term Credits16.0
Term 12
Health Sciences electives*6.0
Humanities/Social Science elective3.0
PBHL elective3.0
PSY elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Total Credit: 180.5
*

 See degree requirements.

Accelerated BS in Health Sciences - 10 terms

Term 1Credits
BIO 122Cells and Genetics4.5
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
Humanities elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 2
BIO 124Evolution & Organismal Diversity4.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
 Term Credits17.0
Term 3
BIO 126Physiology and Ecology4.5
CHEM 103General Chemistry III5.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits19.5
Term 4
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
Health Science electives6.0
Humanities elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 5
ANAT 101Anatomy & Physiology I5.0
BIO 226Microbiology for Health Professionals5.0
STS 345Statistics for the Health Sciences4.0
Humanities elective3.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits20.0
Term 6
ANAT 102Anatomy & Physiology II5.0
HSCI 310Introduction to Clinical Research4.0
STS 350Advanced Statistics for Clinical Science4.0
Psychology elective3.0
Health Sciences elective3.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 7
ANAT 103Anatomy & Physiology III5.0
COM 320 [WI] Science Writing3.0
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
Health Sciences elective4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits18.0
Term 8
One of the following:3.0
Advanced Health-Care Ethics 
Introduction to Health-Systems Administration 
Ethics in Health Care Management 
PBHL 101Public Health 1013.0
Health Sciences elective3.0
Psychology elective3.0
Sociology elective4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits19.0
Term 9
ECON 240Economics of Health Care Systems4.0
HSCI 313Clinical Trials Protocols4.0
Health Sciences elective4.0
Public Health elective3.0
 Term Credits15.0
Term 10
HSCI 201Health Assessment through the Lifespan4.0
Health Sciences electives6.0
Sociology elective4.0
Free elective3.0
 Term Credits17.0
Total Credit: 180.5

Accelerated BS/DPT: Physical Therapy Option

About the Accelerated BS/DPT Option

Drexel’s undergraduate Health Sciences Program and graduate Physical Therapy (PT) Program have partnered to offer an Accelerated dual-degree BS/DPT option available to high-achieving students enrolled in the Health Sciences Program. The Accelerated BS/DPT Option is an accelerated academic track that enables students to complete their Bachelor of Sciences and Doctor of Physical Therapy degrees in 5.5 years as opposed to the traditional 6.5 years. Students pursue a BS degree in Health Sciences during their first three years of study, and a DPT degree during their final 2.5 years of study.  The bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences is awarded following completion of year four (first year of graduate study), and the doctoral degree is awarded following completion of the Physical Therapy program.

For additional information visit the Accelerated BS/DPT Option on Health Sciences page.

General Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
English Sequence
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Biology Sequence
BIO 122Cells and Genetics4.5
BIO 124Evolution & Organismal Diversity4.5
BIO 126Physiology and Ecology4.5
BIO 226Microbiology for Health Professionals5.0
Chemistry Sequence
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CHEM 103General Chemistry III5.0
Mathematics Sequence
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
Physics for Life Sciences
PHYS 152Introductory Physics I4.0
PHYS 153Introductory Physics II4.0
Communications
COM 320 [WI] Science Writing3.0
Health Systems
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Advanced Health-Care Ethics
Introduction to Health-Systems Administration
Ethics in Health Care Management
Psychology
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
One Psychology (PSY) course (minimum 3 credits)3.0
Sociology
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
One Sociology (SOC) course (minimum 3 credits)4.0
Public Health
PBHL 101Public Health 1013.0
One Public Health (PBHL) course (minimum 3 credits)3.0
Anatomy & Physiology Courses
ANAT 101Anatomy & Physiology I5.0
ANAT 102Anatomy & Physiology II5.0
ANAT 103Anatomy & Physiology III5.0
Clinical Research Courses
HSCI 310Introduction to Clinical Research4.0
HSCI 313Clinical Trials Protocols4.0
Statistics and Assessment
HSCI 201Health Assessment through the Lifespan4.0
STS 345Statistics for the Health Sciences4.0
STS 350Advanced Statistics for Clinical Science4.0
Free Electives4.0
Health Sciences electives (HSCI, PHGY, ANAT, NEUR, NFS) *15.0
1st-Year DPT Courses - see DPT curriculum **49.0
Total Credits189.5
*

Health Sciences electives include any HSCI, ANAT, PHGY, NEUR or NFS course. Certain Health Services Administration (HSAD) and Behavioral Health Counseling (BHC) courses may also be taken as Health Sciences electives; see your advisor for more information.

**

Students receive their BS degree in Health Sciences after successful completion of the Fall, Winter, and Spring term courses in the first year of the DPT curriculum.

Accelerated BS/MHS: Physician Assistant Option

About the Accelerated BS/MHS Option

Drexel’s undergraduate Health Sciences Program and graduate Physician Assistant (PA) Program have partnered to offer an accelerated dual-degree BS/MHS option available to high achieving students enrolled in the Health Sciences Program. The Accelerated BS/MHS PA Option is an accelerated academic track that enables students to complete their bachelor’s and master’s degrees in Health Sciences, including sitting for the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE), in 5.25 years as opposed to the traditional 6.25 years. Students pursue a Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences during their first three years of study, and a Master of Health Science degree during the final 2.25 years of study. The bachelor’s degree in Health Sciences is awarded following completion of year four (first year of graduate study), and the master’s degree is awarded following completion of the Physician Assistant Program.

For additional information visit the Accelerated BS/MHS Option on Health Sciences page.

General Requirements
CIVC 101Introduction to Civic Engagement1.0
COOP 101Career Management and Professional Development0.0
UNIV NH101The Drexel Experience1.0
English Sequence
ENGL 101Composition and Rhetoric I: Inquiry and Exploratory Research3.0
ENGL 102Composition and Rhetoric II: Advanced Research and Evidence-Based Writing3.0
ENGL 103Composition and Rhetoric III: Themes and Genres3.0
Biology Sequence
BIO 122Cells and Genetics4.5
BIO 124Evolution & Organismal Diversity4.5
BIO 126Physiology and Ecology4.5
BIO 226Microbiology for Health Professionals5.0
Chemistry Sequence
CHEM 101General Chemistry I3.5
CHEM 102General Chemistry II4.5
CHEM 103General Chemistry III5.0
Mathematics Sequence
MATH 101Introduction to Analysis I4.0
MATH 102Introduction to Analysis II4.0
Communications
COM 320 [WI] Science Writing3.0
Health Systems
HSCI 125Medical Terminology3.0
HSAD 210Health-Care Ethics I3.0
Select one of the following:3.0
Advanced Health-Care Ethics
Introduction to Health-Systems Administration
Ethics in Health Care Management
Psychology
PSY 101General Psychology I3.0
One Psychology (PSY) course (minimum 3.0 credits)3.0
Sociology
SOC 101Introduction to Sociology3.0
One Sociology (SOC) course (minimum 3.0 credits)4.0
Public Health
PBHL 101Public Health 1013.0
One Public Health (PBHL) course (minimum 3.0 credits)3.0
Anatomy & Physiology Courses
ANAT 101Anatomy & Physiology I5.0
ANAT 102Anatomy & Physiology II5.0
ANAT 103Anatomy & Physiology III5.0
Genetics
HSCI 337Genetics and Health3.0
Clinical Research Courses
HSCI 310Introduction to Clinical Research4.0
HSCI 313Clinical Trials Protocols4.0
Statistics and Assessment
HSCI 201Health Assessment through the Lifespan4.0
STS 345Statistics for the Health Sciences4.0
STS 350Advanced Statistics for Clinical Science4.0
Health Sciences electives (HSCI, PHGY, ANAT, NEUR, NFS) *15.0
Free electives6.0
1st Year PA Courses: see PA-MHS curriculum46.0
Total Credits186.5
*

Health Sciences electives include any HSCI, ANAT, PHGY, NEUR or NFS course. Certain Health Services Administration (HSAD) and Behavioral Health Counseling (BHC) courses may also be taken as Health Sciences electives; see your advisor for more information.

**

Students receive their BS degree in Health Sciences after successful completion of the Fall, Winter, and Spring term courses in the first year of the PA-MHS curriculum.

Facilities

The College of Nursing and Health Professions is located on Drexel University’s Center City Campus, adjacent to Hahnemann University Hospital. The proximity of this major medical center provides a rich environment for students to study and experience the health sciences.  Students have access to the Center for Interdisciplinary Clinical Simulation and Practice (CICSP) which utilizes patient actors and automated simulation manikins to mimic real-life human physiology. The CICSP provides undergraduate Health Sciences students the opportunity to learn assessment and communication skills in a controlled setting. The College of Nursing and Health Professions also maintains the Stephen and Sandra Sheller 11th Street Family Health Services of Drexel University, a comprehensive, community-based health center, where students have unique opportunities to observe and participate in health care delivery.

Health Sciences Faculty

William D'Andrea, MS, BS Pharm, CCP (MCP Hahnemann University). Assistant Clinical Professor. Pharmacology, anatomy & physiology, advanced pharmacology.
David Ebaugh, PT, PhD (Drexel University) Director, Human Anatomy Lab. Clinical Professor. Physical Therapy, identification and treatment of underlying neuromusculoskeletal factors associated with rotator cuff disease.
Mary Elizabeth Flynn, PhD (Temple University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Anatomy and physiology, developmental biology, genetics
Alan Haroian, PhD (St. Louis University). Associate Teaching Professor. Examination of the normal afferent and efferent connections of the mouse cerebella nuclei.
Michael L. Kirifides, PhD (Hahnemann University). Assistant Teaching Professor. Intracellular electrophysiology, ratiometric calcium imaging, flourescence microscopy and flow cytometry.
Margery A. Lockard, PT, PhD (Hahnemann University). Clinical Professor. Orthopedic/musculoskeletal physical therapy; management of patients using prosthetic and orthotic devices; and anatomy and physiology.
Robert J. Mele, DPM (Pennsylvania College of Podiatric Medicine). Assistant Teaching Professor. Physiology, pathophysiology.
Janell L. Mensinger, PhD (City University of New York). Associate Teaching Professor. Behavioral health promotion strategies, treating obesity, clinical research methods, statistics. Body perception, obesity and eating disorders.
R. Peter Meyer, PhD (Temple University). Associate Professor. Quantitative microscopy studies.
Krista L. Rompolski, PhD (University of Pittsburgh). Assistant Teaching Professor. Interventions to prevent and treat diabetes mellitus, obesity, cardiovascular disease, and complications during pregnancy.
Joseph A. Rubertone, MPT, PhD (West Virginia University). Associate Clinical Professor. Connectivity of vestibular nuclear complex, brain tumor imaging, and clinical studies pertaining to the effectiveness of stroke rehabilitation.
Sinclair A. Smith, MS, DSc (Boston University) Chair, Health Sciences. Professor. The use of magnetic resonance spectroscopy and near infrared spectroscopy to non-invasively study neuromuscular metabolism in humans; creatine supplementation on mitochondrial respiration; weight training studies.
Vincent J. Zarro, MD, PhD (Hahnemann Medical College). Clinical Associate Professor. Community and preventative medicine.
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