Health Sciences 

A major is offered in Health Sciences.

The Franklin Pierce difference

Health SciencesThe Health Sciences major is a pre-professional program providing students with the curriculum, advising, internship and field experiences necessary for entry into graduate and professional programs including medicine, dentistry, veterinary medicine, public health, physical therapy, pharmacy and health care management. We offer conditional acceptance of highly qualified undergraduates into our Doctor of Physical Therapy Program. Our graduates may also pursue admission to our Master of Physician Assistant Studies program. The Pappas Health Sciences and Athletic Training Center provides  classroom and lab facilities for this program and for the care and treatment of our student athletes.

Program details

The curriculum encourages critical thinking skills, the ability to use medical and basic scientific literature, the acquisition of a broad biomedical knowledge base, and the development of a clear understanding of the requirements necessary to succeed in application to graduate schools in health care related fields. Members of the Health Sciences Advising Committee offer careful advisement in self assessment, development of career goals, and the construction of a plan for the student’s successful attainment of his or her goals. First year students will pursue coursework in biology, chemistry, mathematics and the liberal arts. Upper class students will choose from a wide variety of health related electives that include courses such as Human Health and Nutrition, Medical Anthropology, and Endocrinology.

Founders Scholarship

NEW - The Founders Scholarship is awarded to those students who are admitted to the Health Sciences/Doctor of Physical Therapy Direct Admit program. This scholarship provides full tuition for all four years of undergraduate study at Franklin Pierce in place of all previously awarded merit scholarships from Franklin Pierce. Some restrictions apply.

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