Bachelor of Sciences in Health Sciences - Behavior & Occupation Studies

For students interested in: pre-occupational therapy 

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The Health Sciences - Behavior & Occupation Studies program is the pre-occupational therapy major at the University of Cincinnati. Completion of this concentration includes earning a minor in psychology and has the opportunity to gain a minor in nutrition as well. It meets the requirements for application to many graduate programs in allied health, public health, or community health. The combination of training in the natural sciences and behavioral sciences, combined with education in applied human studies such as exercise physiology, biomechanics, kinesiology, nutrition and health and wellness puts most graduates in a position to be very competitive graduate school candidates.

Admissions Information for....

High School Students

Please visit UC Admissions for information about applying to the university as a high school student (also applies to students who have yet to attend a college or university). 

Transfer Students

Students who have earned a high school diploma or GED and have attended a college or university other than the University of Cincinnati since earning their high school credentials are consdiered transfer students.

Please visit UC Admissions for information about applying to the university as a transfer student. 

Transition Students

Students who are currently enrolled in undergraduate programs in other University of Cincinnati colleges (including UC Blue Ash and UC Clermont), but want to change their program (transition) to the College of Allied Health Sciences (CAHS) are considered transition students.

Please visit Academic Advising for more information on applying to one of our programs as a transition student

Graduates are likely to enroll in graduate programs in occupational therapy, public health, health promotion, or community health education. Employment opportunities in fitness or health related occupations are also possible. 

Graduate Education Opportunities

  • Occupational Therapy school (OT)
  • Health Promotion or Public Health programs (MA, MS, or PhD)

Being a student at the University of Cincinnati means that you get to enjoy the perks of a top research university with a unique urban campus with a diverse and vibrant student life experience.

The student life experience is enriched by the University of Cincinnati’s over 600 student organizations. There is truly something for everyone here.

In the College of Allied Health Sciences, each major has at least one academic student organization. These organization’s allow students to get more engaged with the profession, attend conferences and get involved in the community.

Health Sciences majors are able to join the following academic student organizations.  

The University of Cincinnati has a vareity of scholarship opportunitites: 

You can also visit UC's Financial Aid Office for additional questions about tuititon, loans, and other opportunities. 

Review the program outline to access program curriculum(s) and more.

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Kelsey Huelse

Admissions Counselor, College of Allied Health Sciences