The School of Health Sciences prepares students for healthcare careers by engaging students in the classroom and providing hands-on experience in real world settings.

We emphasize excellence in teaching and exceptional clinical practice. We accomplish this by incorporating unique programmatic and educational diversity to the Baccalaureate of Science programs in Medical Laboratory Science or Exercise Science and the Master of Athletic Training program.

Our mission is to create sophisticated, critically thinking professionals who are capable of competing in the diverse, interdependent, and rapidly changing healthcare environment. Emphasis on the importance of leadership, community/professional service and engagement, and lifelong learning will be achieved through a multitude of educational experiences such as online coursework, clinical education, internships, and/or technology-enhanced instruction.

Health Sciences Programs

For more information on the programs in the School of Health Sciences go to the individual program’s site.

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Athletic Training

Learn to be highly qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians.

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Exercise Science

Preparing future health professionals in kinesiology, health promotion, physical activity, disease management, and professional healthcare programs.

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Medical Laboratory Science

Learn how to be a behind-the-scenes medical investigator in the health care industry.

"Allied Health Professions are a distinct group of health professionals who apply their expertise to prevent disease transmission, diagnose, treat and rehabilitate people of all ages and all specialties. Together with a range of technical and support staff they may deliver direct patient care, rehabilitation, treatment, diagnostics and health improvement interventions to restore and maintain optimal physical, sensory, psychological, cognitive and social functions."

2012 International Chief Health Professions Officers

Choose Your Career

If you are interested in becoming a Physician’s Assistant, you have the choice between two baccalaureate programs in the School of Health Sciences.

If you are interested becoming a Physician’s Assistant in sports medicine, orthopedics, family medicine (with a wellness or fitness emphasis) or you want to work with a physically active population, you should explore completing your baccalaureate degree in Exercise Science – PT Track.

360 Virtual Campus Tour

Get a first-hand look at our Health and Sciences building by taking a tour of the UIS Campus virtually! Learn more about the many exciting and fulfilling opportunities we offer our Prairie Stars.


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