If you have an interest in personal fitness and nutrition or promoting the health and well-being of patients/clients through education, exercise, rehabilitation or sports medicine then a degree in Health Science is perfect for you! A degree in Health Science allows you to earn specialized certifications and complete coursework that prepares you for a career in fitness or human performance or entrance into professional healthcare and graduate programs such as athletic training, dietetics, exercise physiology, physical therapy and public health.

The C-SC Difference

At Culver-Stockton, you can earn nationally recognized certifications embedded in your coursework, and can apply your knowledge and skills with clients through internships and work study opportunities in the recreation and athletic departments on-campus. Your career will take off through an accelerated track for the Master of Athletic Training (MAT). Earn a BS in HSC and MAT in just five years. Learn more about our Master of Athletic Training program. Our agreement with Logan University allows our HSC students to have priority entrance into their MS in Dietetics program.

Specialized Tracks

  • Health Promotion (Fitness & Wellness)
  • Community & Public Health
  • Rehabilitation Science (pre-PT)
  • Sports Medicine & Performance (pre-AT/Strength & Conditioning)
  • Nutrition & Performance (pre-Dietetics)

What I really loved about my experience at Culver-Stockton was the personal attention I received from all my professors in the Athletic Training program. I felt they truly wanted me to succeed and led me to the right path. I will forever be grateful for their dedication, guidance and passion for teaching.

– Jose Salas ’12

Jose came to us from Venezuela and now is a Philadelphia Phillies Sport Performance & Player Development Coach.

What can I do with a Health Sciences Degree?

Athletic Training
Physical Therapy
Health Promotion
Personal Training
Strength & Conditioning
Medical Sales
Durable Medical Equipment Sales
Public Health
Chiropractic Medicine
Pharmaceutical Sales
Physician Assistant

3+2 MAT Program

Begin your Master of Athletic Training as early as your junior year.

Beyond the Classroom

  • Student Experiences
    • Travel Study course to the Olympic Training Center and National Strength & Conditioning Association Headquarters in Colorado Springs
    • Hands-on practicums with NAIA teams on campus
  • Professional Experiences
    • Exploratory and Professional Internships at such places as Advance PT, Blessing, QMG, and Xcel Performance
    • Earn professional certifications from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM)
    • Work as a Student Wellness Director, personal trainer/group exercise instructors in our wellness center
    • Intern or assist as the strength coach or team coach in the athletics department