Undergraduate Programs

Interested in a health or healthcare related career? The University of Toledo Health Sciences Program introduces you to a variety of health professions through a diverse curriculum of sciences and interdisciplinary coursework. With the Bachelor of Science degree, you’ll develop the foundational healthcare knowledge you need to begin clinical careers in healthcare or advance to medical school, athletic training or physical therapy school, physician associate school and dental school.  

As healthcare systems evolve, dive into a program that prepares you to meet today’s unique healthcare challenges head-on.

Specialize Your Education

Within the B.S. in Health Sciences, you’ll pursue one of four concentrations depending on your career interests and goals.

  • The Human Performance and Fitness Promotion concentration is designed to give students an in-depth understanding of how the human body responds and adapts to exercise and how exercise can be used to promote health and wellness.
  • The Pre-Athletic Training and Pre-Physical Therapy concentration prepares students for admission to graduate-level programs in athletic training or physical therapy.
  • The Pre-Physician Associate concentration prepares students for admission to graduate-level programs in Physician Associate.
  • The Pre-Medical Professions concentration prepares students for admission into graduate-level programs for medicine and other health professions including dentistry, optometry, transplantation and donation sciences, and veterinary science.

Top Reasons to Study Health Sciences B.S. at UToledo

  1. A contemporary approach to healthcare education.
    Understand how healthcare systems are shifting from treating only disease and illness to whole people and communities.
  2. Understand how social determinants of health impact health outcomes for all.
    Social determinants of health (SDOH) are the conditions in the environment where people are born, live, learn, work, play, worship, and age that affect a wide range of health, functioning, and quality of life outcomes and risks.  Develop the skills to address social determinants of health to advance health equity and improve the health of whole communities.
  3. Gain a foundation of knowledge for graduate school, healthcare careers and beyond.
    UToledo’s B.S. in Health Sciences positions you to apply for graduate-level programs in medicine, athletic training, physical therapy, physician assistant as well as in many health and healthcare related careers.
  4. Experiential Learning.

    Health Sciences students will have the opportunity to explore a variety of health and healthcare-related professions, gaining insights into the significance of adopting an interprofessional approach to enhance health equity.

What jobs can I get with a Health sciences b.s. degree?

Health Sciences B.S. majors use the foundational knowledge they develop through their studies to apply a contemporary perspective to healthcare professions as healthcare systems evolve. In addition, B.S. majors will gain a background in prerequisite courses for medical, veterinary, physician associate and dental school. Health Sciences B.S. students go on to careers in diverse clinical or health-related roles, including:

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Dentist
  • Physician
  • Physician Associate or Physician Assistant
  • Physician Therapist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coaching
  • Veterinarian

Hands-On Learning Opportunities

At UToledo, we take you beyond the textbooks and the four walls of a classroom. These real-world experiences are what help our graduates gain professional skills and land jobs.


Finding an internship is easy thanks to UToledo’s robust community partnerships with companies and organizations around the region. Dive into unique opportunities that prepare you to launch your career.

Internships help you:

  • Gain practical experience
  • Build your resume
  • Refine your skills
  • Cultivate contacts

Internships often lead to full-time jobs after graduation!

Career Services can help you track down job opportunities. You also might be able to receive academic credit for your internship or job.


UToledo is known for its undergraduate research opportunities. Start as early as your freshman year. Work with faculty who enjoy collaborating with students.

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Our Office of Undergraduate Research can:

  • Connect you to faculty mentors and projects
  • Help you find funding
  • Help you present your research at conferences and other events

Study Abroad

Travel, experience new cultures and meet new people — all while earning college credit.

UToledo's Education Abroad Office can help you find the perfect opportunity. You can apply for grants, scholarships and financial aid to help fund study abroad.

  • Semester at Sea
  • Short-term, summer and faculty-led trips
  • Direct exchange programs with other universities
  • Teach English abroad
  • Global health program (med student clerkships)
  • Rocket Kids (work with youth around the world)

Rocket Kids Semester

The Rocket Kids program offers University students a fall, spring or summer semester internship providing recreational programming to U.S. military youth while experiencing the world in locations such as Germany, Italy, Belgium and The Netherlands.

Rocket Kids interns will gain practical experience in programming, leadership, health and wellness, creative arts, performing arts, cultural and literary arts, team and individual sports, adventure and outdoor recreation and STEM education.

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On-campus and Part-time Jobs

  • Learn skills that prepare you for a career after graduation.
  • Build your resume.
  • Earn money.

If you want to work, there are plenty of opportunities on campus and at businesses near campus. If you demonstrate financial need, you may qualify for the federal work-study program.

Student Organizations

Our most successful students get involved.

UToledo has 400+ student organizations that will help you:

  • Make friends.
  • Build your resume.
  • Network.
  • Be a leader.
  • Serve your community.
  • Have fun!

Tuition and Scholarships

Most new students don't pay full price. 94% of new UToledo students receive scholarships or other state and federal aid.

Keep in mind: Your cost will vary by college, program and a host of other options. This is the average amount full-time students pay per year.

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Choose Ohio First scholarship

Ohio residents who have been accepted into this STEM program are eligible for the Choose Ohio First scholarship — a four-year, renewable scholarship.

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Honors College

The Jesup Scott Honors College at The University of Toledo offer our best and brightest the resources and opportunities needed to unlock your fullest potential. Whether you aspire following graduation to cure disease, innovate technology, advance statecraft, redefine markets, or express creatively, together we can fuel vibrant and promising tomorrows.

Honors students come from a variety of countries, backgrounds and cultures. While we may bond over a tough class, our differences make us blossom.

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Benefits of Honors

The Honors College is a community of academically gifted students from all majors on campus. Students take unique Honors classes taught by dedicated Honors faculty and complete an Honors thesis or capstone project in their major, earning the Honors medallion at graduation within their normal program of study. Honors students are challenged to think more deeply and broadly about what they learn. With special academic, cultural, and professional development opportunities, their education extends beyond the classroom.

Honors students can also choose exclusive housing in the Honors Academic Village or the historic McKinnon, Scott and Tucker Halls.

Explore more about what the Honors College can offer you as a budding professional, inquisitive scholar, and engaged person.






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Last Updated: 4/24/24