Health Sciences Major (BS)

The purpose of the Health Sciences program, specifically through an identified area of concentration, will help students recognize and meet specific entrance requirements for health-related degree programs at the master’s or doctoral level as they complete a Christ-centered curriculum that is intentionally written and integrated to create servant leaders in their respective callings.

** Check individual degree requirements for specific total credit hours.  

DBU alumni have graduated or are currently enrolled at the following institutions, pursuing professional degrees in physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, or chiropractic care:

  • Hardin Simmons University (Physical Therapy)*
  • Parker Chiropractic (Chiropractic Care)
  • Texas State University (Physical Therapy)
  • Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (Physical Therapy, Athletic Training)
  • Texas Woman’s University (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy)
  • University of Mary Hardin-Baylor (Physical Therapy)
  • University of St. Augustine (Physical Therapy)
  • University of Texas at Arlington (Athletic Training)
  • University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy)
  • UT Southwestern Medical Center (Physical Therapy)

*A current articulation agreement exists between Dallas Baptist University and Hardin Simmons University Department of Physical Therapy.

Additional Details

Career Opportunities

Why should I consider pursuing a bachelor's degree in Health Sciences?

Careers in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, athletic training, and chiropractic care are marked by service. Future doctors and practitioners in these areas are involved with the delivery of services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, prevention, and/or treatment of certain injuries, ailments, and disorders. The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Sciences at Dallas Baptist University will provide students with the knowledge and skills to feel confident in their preparation as the next steps are taken toward service in their respective professional context.

What career paths are available with a Health Sciences degree?

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts employment in the healthcare industry will grow much faster than the average for all occupations.

Expected Job Growth Rates through 2026

Median Annual Salary

*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Retrieved from:

Why should I study Health Sciences in the DFW area?

The Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex is one of the fastest-growing and most dynamic metropolitan areas in the United States. This population growth brings a great need in many career fields, one of which is careers in health science related disciplines. Studying Health Sciences in the DFW area creates an excellent opportunity for experiential learning through volunteering, scheduled observation hours, or structured internship programming. All of these are critical to the Dallas Baptist University Health Sciences degree programming and your successful application to terminal degree programs as you seek to serve in the areas of Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, and Athletic Training, among many other possibilities. The BS in Health Sciences has an intentional approach to experiential learning as we have practical experience built into your course requirements. In your pursuit of this degree, you will find yourself living, learning, and serving in one of the most dynamic areas in the United States as you prepare to act out God’s call for your life.

Designed to Meet Your Needs

Course Convenience

DBU offers classes in a variety of formats, including:

  • In-Person
  • Hybrid (Classroom and Online)*
  • Online*

*Selected courses are available in the formats listed. View the current Schedule of Classes for specific courses.

Classes Start

Generally, classes begin four times a year:

  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Fall
  • Winter

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Credit Hours Overview

As required for all Bachelor’s degrees, students must complete the following:

  • General Studies Courses (i.e., English, History, Mathematics)
  • Designated Courses in the Chosen Major
  • Electives*
    • Lower-Level Electives (1000-2000 level courses)
    • Upper-Level Electives (3000-4000 level courses)
  • 42 Hours of Upper-Level Courses must be completed as part of all bachelor’s degrees
  • Minimum Total Credit Hours Required: 120 Credit Hours**

*Courses chosen by the student that will count toward a bachelor's degree, but may not be directly related to the degree program being pursued.
**Check individual degree requirements for specific total credit hours.

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Pre-Professional Preparation Program

For students majoring in health sciences and seeking additional course work for preparing for graduate work in specific career fields should look into the Pre-Professional Preparation Program opportunities.

View Pre-Professional Preparation Program

Travel Opportunities

In addition to mission trips, DBU periodically offers students travel opportunities to earn course credit.

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Meet the Program Director

"I look forward to walking along side you as you pursue your BS in Health Sciences at Dallas Baptist University. Through your academic preparations and your call to serve I am hopeful that DBU can be a place of transformation and affirmation as you pursue a truly life-changing field of study!"

- Dr. Adam Ross, Program Director
(214) 333-5937 |

Adam Ross