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Professional Health Science concentration

The most flexible of the health science concentrations, the professional concentration explores healthcare from a perspective of competence and compassion. We care about the human side of medicine with a servant’s heart. In addition to a strong science foundation and hands-on experiences, you’ll develop the soft skills of compassion, hospitality and care that are critical for success. Health science can also be pursued as a minor to support interested students in other fields. 

Why study health sciences at Gordon?

We’ll be with you every step of the way. We are located just outside of Boston, a city the houses some of the country’s top hospitals and facilities for treatment, research and education. Study and take part in hands-on dissection in our advanced anatomy lab, a rare opportunity for undergraduates. Gain real clinical experiences through Gordon’s internship program at Duke University and the Gordon Medical Observership program. You can also pursue an internship at the on-campus Center for Balance, Mobility and Wellness.

What can I pursue with a health science degree?

Beyond pursuing a graduate school track, a concentration in public health offers many career options, including: 

  • Cardiovascular technician  
  • Anesthesia technician
  • Dental hygienist 
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Physical therapy assistant
  • Respiratory therapist 
  • Surgical technician
  • Registered health information technician 
  • Biomedical equipment technician
  • Medical lab technician
  • Cancer registrar 
  • EKG technologist 
  • Audiology technician
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Paramedic
  • Veterinary technician 
  • Radiation therapist
  • Medical assistant 


For more information, contact:

Dr. Greg Keller
Professor of Biology

P 978 867 4852

Department Chair of Life, Health and Physical Sciences

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