A Bachelor of Science degree in Integrated Health Sciences prepares students to pursue graduate and professional programs in Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Athletic Training. The program highlights an integrated approach featuring coursework across multiple disciplines including biology, psychology, sociology, health and human performance, and nursing. The Integrated Health Sciences major offers three concentrations (Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, or Athletic Training). After successful completion of the degree with respective concentration, graduates will be well positioned to enter and succeed at the graduate/professional program of their choice.
The mission of the Judge-McRae School of Nursing & Health Sciences Division is consistent with the Mars Hill University mission statement in it is grounded in a rigorous study of the liberal arts, prepares professionals for the world of work, and is committed to character development, health care service, and responsible citizenship. The Judge-McRae School of Nursing & Health Sciences Division embraces its rural, western North Carolina mountain identity and its collaborations with the communities, educational colleagues, and health care partners recognizing each person is a unique individual deserving of quality, culturally competent, and respectful care throughout their lifespan.
The vision of the Judge-McRae School of Nursing & Health Sciences Division is to educate future health care providers to become informed, courageous advocates, providing for a diverse population in western North Carolina and beyond; to positively influence the dynamic healthcare system through community engagement, service, collaboration; to demonstrate holistic care with cultural competence; to be informed, reflective, critical thinkers with adaptability and applicability of clinical judgment; to teach health promotion with dignity across the lifespan; and to hone self-awareness for utilization of best self in ethical servant leader roles.