College of Natural and Social Sciences
HEALTH SCIENCE PROGRAMS
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Peggy Abels, Director
Elizabeth Stout, Assistant Director
Faculty at associated professional schools and clinical specialty programs.
- To give guidance and counseling regarding requirements for UNK Health Science Degrees and for
admission to health-related professional schools and clinical specialty programs.
Health Science Pre-Professional Programs
The University of Nebraska at Kearney offers pre-professional training in a variety of
fields. Some of the career interests for which UNK offers undergraduate preparation are listed below. The Office of Health Science
Programs will assist in the planning of the student's schedule in accordance with the requirements of the professional school
selected by the student. The student should secure a copy of the catalog of the college or university to which he/she wishes to
apply in order that effective selection of elective courses may be made while at UNK. Satisfactory completion of the recommended
programs of study in pre-professional areas does not automatically guarantee a student admission to a professional program. Factors
generally considered for admission by professional schools include: grade point average of at least a "B," personal
recommendations, scores on entrance or nationwide examinations, shadowing and volunteer experience, and a personal interview.
Pre-Health Science Programs are available in:
Although many UNK students are admitted to these professional and clinical programs, competition for the limited number of
openings is intense, and admission is not automatically assured by successful completion of the pre-clinical or pre-professional
courses. Therefore, students should also plan to pursue an academic major and work towards a baccalaureate degree. For additional
information, contact the Office of Health Science Programs, Bruner Hall of Science.
Masters Degree in Public Health
For UNK students who would like to pursue a Masters Degree in Public Health, the University of Nebraska at
Omaha and the University of Nebraska Medical Center offer an MPH degree in one of two concentration areas: Community Health
Education or Public Health Administration. Bachelor's degree is required for entrance. For additional information contact the
Health Programs Office.
HEALTH SCIENCE MAJOR
Four options are available in this major:
- Radiography Comprehensive - Bachelor of Science Degree
- Respiratory Therapy Comprehensive - Bachelor of Science Degree
- Health Science - Bachelor of Science Degree
For further information on this degree option contact the Office of Health Science Programs.
A minor in Health Science or Public Health is also
Courses with the prefix HSCI are offered by Health Science Programs.