Health Sciences

What is the Health Sciences Program?

The Health Sciences Program is offered by the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. Because health care is rapidly changing, there is a need for broadly educated graduates with extensive knowledge of health care and service-related topics.

At The Ohio State University at Lima, students can complete the Health Sciences Program and earn a Bachelor of Science in Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. The Health Sciences curriculum consists of core Health Sciences courses, major electives, a minor of the student’s choice, as well as supporting courses and pre-requisites.The opportunity for an internship also gives students a way to gain experience, further self-development and apply learning toward achievement of practical goals and skills.

Graduates are prepared for entry-level career opportunities in health care and health-related services. It can also be the starting point for other academic careers. By choosing the higher levels of math and science, this major is designed to provide a strong undergraduate preparation for those students who want to pursue further education in professional programs and graduate school, such as physical and occupational therapy, medicine, public health, etc. The program also offers the opportunity for students to complete their bachelor's degree after achieving an associate's degree in a related health care field.

Career Opportunities

The Health Sciences Program prepares graduates for many career opportunities, beginning in a variety of entry-level positions in all sectors of the health care industry. These may include managed care organizations, hospitals, clinics, sub-acute and ambulatory care facilities, physician group practices, non-profit agencies, and insurance or commercial companies. Students who take the higher levels of math and chemistry will be prepared for entry into graduate and professional programs, although other prerequisites may be required for their specific program. For student who have an associate degree in a related health field, completion of a bachelor's degree program may provide opportunities to advance in their careers and/or expand their career options.

Faculty and Staff

The Health Sciences Program draws upon the resources of the faculty and staff of the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences, as well as those here at Ohio State Lima and in the community.


Admission to the Health Sciences Program is a selective process. Students need a 2.5 GPA to apply and must have completed the following prerequisites with a C- or better.

Program PrerequisitesOSU Course Equivalents
College Level MathMath 1148 or 1149 or 1150
Three Sciences (one with lab)Bio 1101 or Bio 1113 or Chem 1110 or Chem 1210
or Chem 1220 or Physics 1200 or Hum Nutr 2210 or Micro Bio 4000
Human AnatomyAnatomy 2300 or 3300 or EEOB 2510
Human PhysiologyEEOB 2520 or Physio 3200
The coursework provided does not include all available options. Students should speak to the program coordinator or academic advisor to determine what courses or transfer credits may be accepted.

Application Information

Students interested in applying must complete the online application used by all the undergraduate programs in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences. Application forms are available from the OSU Professional Admissions website at

For more information:

Ohio State Lima Contact

Wendy Hedrick, MS Ed
Academic Advisor
164 Student Services Center

For Columbus campus program information:

For additional information on a major in Health Sciences or other majors at Ohio State Lima:
The Ohio State University at Lima Admissions Office
Student Services Center
4240 Campus Drive
Lima, OH 45804

Phone: 567-242-7500
FAX: 567-242-7506