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Boise State College of Health Sciences prepares future medical professionals

College of Health Sciences Prepares Your Future Health Care Providers

The growth of Boise State College of Health Sciences demonstrates the anticipated job growth for health related careers. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that jobs in the health care and social assistance sector will make up nearly one third of the total projected job growth between 2012 and 2022.

The College of Health Sciences is rapidly evolving into the place on campus for health related programs and services. Two academic units and one service unit have joined the college in the past six months. The college’s administration, faculty and staff are excited to develop new partnerships to further enhance the existing teaching, research and service that takes place in and by the college.

University Health Services joined the college in February and the Department of Kinesiology and the School of Social Work are joining the college in July.

The Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act is transforming the health care industry and the College of Health Sciences is strategically adapting initiatives to help students succeed at the highest level as health care becomes more patient focused. With an emphasis on interprofessional education, the college aims to educate future quality health care workers and inventive leaders in a variety of disciplines.

The College of Health Sciences offers bachelor of science degrees in: Athletic Training; Environmental and Occupational Health; Health Education and Promotion; Health Science Studies (with emphases ranging from Science to Gerontology, from Health Informatics and Information Management to Health Policy and Leadership, from Prevention and Addiction Studies to Public Health); K-12 Physical Education; Kinesiology (with emphases in Biomechanics, Exercise Science, and Pre-Allied Health); Nursing; Pre-Dental Studies; Pre-Medical Studies; Pre-Veterinary Medicine; Radiologic Sciences – with emphases in Computed Tomography, Diagnostic Medical Sonography, Diagnostic Radiology, Magnetic Resonance Imaging and General Studies; and Respiratory Care.

Additionally, the college offers a bachelor of arts in social work, a variety of masters degrees in social work, nursing, health science, and kinesiology, a doctor of nursing practice and two degree completion programs for registered nurses and registered respiratory therapists.

Faculty and staff continually develop innovative ways to teach, involve students at both undergraduate and graduate levels in research projects, and give back to the local, state and global community through Service Learning courses, student organizations, and personal volunteering.

If you are interested in a health related career, consider enrolling in HLTHST 100 Introduction to Health Professions or contact the College of Health Sciences Student Services and Academic Advising office at or 208-426-1678. To take advantage of the medical, counseling and wellness services offered by University Health Services, visit or call 208-426-1459.