The 60-credit degree includes focused coursework in the health sciences along with a range of well-paired general education courses. The program provides a solid foundation of health and science courses that will be required of students seeking a career in the medical field; moreover, it acts as a springboard to more specialized healthcare and/or science careers.
After completion of the program (or partial completion), graduates may choose to transfer to another institution and pursue a more focused area of healthcare or science to study and earn additional certificates, diplomas, or degrees in a specialized area. For example, other institutions and programs such as Winona State University, which offers bachelor degrees in exercise and rehabilitative sciences, biology, and nursing; Bemidji State University, which offers exercise health, community health and nursing; Metropolitan State University offers nursing; MN State University, Mankato offers nursing, psychology, social work and several more options, MN State University, Moorhead offers exercise science and health teacher education, St. Cloud State University offers athletic training, community health and social work; and Southwest MN State University offers exercise science. Health Science - Broad Field students should plan to build upon their degree(s) with additional, focused education and training in a specific medical arena.