Rehabilitation Health Sciences Degree

Health Professions Bachelor’s Degree Programs

Learn from biology and exercise science faculty who will help prepare you for careers in physical therapy, occupational therapy, or athletic training. The rehabilitation health sciences degree program will help you take your first steps toward entering these growing fields and prepare you for science-heavy professional schools. If you're interested in rehabilitation and helping others within the healthcare field, this may be the program for you.

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Why should I earn a rehabilitation health sciences degree?

A People-Centered, Sought-After Job with a High Salary

Physical Therapists

The median annual wage for physical therapists was $86,850 in May 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Occupational Therapists

The median annual wage for occupational therapists was $83,200 in May 2017, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

In Demand

Employment of athletic trainers is projected to grow 23 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

What Can I Do With a Rehabilitation Health Sciences Degree

  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational therapist
  • Professional sports team employee
  • Athletic trainer

On Campus

On Campus

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Why study rehabilitation health sciences at BVU?


Housed in the state-of-the-art Estelle Siebens Science Center, boasting high-tech labs.


A biology internship and rehab health sciences capstone provide hands-on experience.

Grad School

Prepare for professional and graduate school in this pre-professional program.

Top-Notch Equipment

Kinesiology students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and equipment including the new Human Performance Laboratory, which includes a Metabolic Cart to measure oxygen uptake. 

The department also utilizes the Fritcher Fitness Center, a 6,000-square-foot facility that houses weight and cardio training equipment.

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DEVON VAN HOUTEN, Class of 2022

During Devon’s time at BVU, he experienced first-hand the importance of rehabilitation, especially after a sports injury. The left-handed relief pitcher for Beaver Baseball underwent surgery and rehab for his shoulder. After some patience and hard work, he made it back on the field. Devon used that same dedication in the classroom, and he credits his professors for directing him and ultimately helping him get accepted into the Cleveland University Doctor of Chiropractic program in Kansas City, Mo.

Rehabilitation Health Sciences Courses

  • Major in Rehabilitation Health Sciences (58 Credit Hours)

Financial Aid & Scholarships

We’ll help you figure out your options for financial assistance and possible scholarships.

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Rehabilitation Health Sciences Faculty

Our instructors are committed to helping you build the future of Iowa and beyond.

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Transfer Your Credits

Do you have previously earned credits or an associate degree? BVU accepts most — if not all — of your credits so you don’t have to retake courses.

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Earn a Master’s Degree Faster with Our Accelerated Program

With BVU's Plus One program, you can earn your  teaching English as a second language or organizational leadership master's within one year of graduating with your bachelor’s degree. 

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