Health Science


About the Program

Health care is an expanding field that needs capable researchers, analysts and diagnosticians in all disciplines. Olivet’s health science major provides education in biology, chemistry and psychology, which will prepare you to enter a variety of health-related fields.

Nursing Pathway

For students interested in nursing, Olivet offers a pathway program alongside Kellogg Community College (KCC). You’ll end up with a bachelor of science in nursing from Olivet as well as an associates of applied science in nursing degree from KCC. You’ll finish in The University of Olivet’s part-time RN-BSN program. This pathway is mapped over five years. The last two years is designed as a blended model to allow students to work full-time.


  • Nurse

    Nurses care for patients, communicate with doctors, administer medicine and check vital signs. They play a vital role in medical facilities and can work in a variety of healthcare settings.

  • Healthcare Administrator

    Healthcare administrators are responsible for ensuring the smooth operation of a hospital, hospital system or healthcare organization. They meet with governing boards, supervise assistant administrators, and improve overall efficiency and financial effectiveness.

  • Speech Language Pathologist

    Speech-language pathologists assess, diagnose, treat and help to prevent communication problems in children and adults regarding speech sounds, language, social communication, fluency, feeding and swallowing.

  • Physical Therapist

    Physical therapists help injured or ill people improve movement and manage pain. They are often an important part of preventive care, rehabilitation and treatment for patients with chronic conditions, illnesses or injuries.

Courses in the Program

BIO 211 - Human Anatomy
BIO 311 - Pathophysiology
HHP 250 - Nutrition
PSY 430 - Health Psychology
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