Health Sciences

As a Health Science student at Augustana you will have a strong foundation in the sciences, observing and practicing what you learn. Health Sciences students gain clinical experience at local hospitals, private practice clinics, rehabilitation centers and/or geriatric care facilities.

You’ll also have opportunities outside, even far outside the Quad Cities, such as volunteering health care at remote clinics in Central America.

Beyond science curriculum requirements, graduate and professional schools can look more closely at applicants with a broader, well-rounded education. Taking courses in other areas of interest, you’ll learn more about the complexities of being human — developing greater empathy, cultural awareness and communication skills.

Health Science students may study a variety of disciplines including Biology, Biochemistry, Chemistry, Communication Sciences and Disorders, Kinesiology, Neuroscience, Psychology, Public Health among others.


Navigating the Final Stretch: A Guide to Managing Finals Week Stress

As the end of the semester approaches, college students everywhere brace themselves for one of the most challenging periods of the academic year: finals week. With multiple exams, papers, and projects looming on the horizon, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed …

By Sangamitra Shakya
Sangamitra Shakya
Read more

ScribeAmerica Virtual Information Sessions

Meet ScribeAmerica during their information sessions to learn more about healthcare work opportunities! 🏥💼

May 15th -11:00am PST (1:00 pm CST)

May 23rd – 1:00pm PST (3:00 pm CST)

May 31st – 12:30pm PST (2:30 pm CST)

June 5th – 12:00pm …

By Minh Nguyen
Minh Nguyen
Read more

Launch into the Future: Conquering Post-Graduation Uncertainty

Graduation is upon us, Vikings! It’s a thrilling launchpad, but also normal to feel a mix of “what’s next?” and nervous excitement. Don’t worry, you’re not lost at sea. Here’s your personal treasure map to navigate post-graduation uncertainty with confidence …

By Sangamitra Shakya
Sangamitra Shakya
Read more

Beyond the Cap and Gown! Maximizing Finals Week and Graduation for Career Success

As finals week approaches and the excitement of graduation builds, it’s easy to get caught up in the whirlwind of last-minute assignments and celebratory plans. However, amidst the chaos, it’s essential to recognize that these moments offer unique opportunities to …

By Sangamitra Shakya
Sangamitra Shakya
Read more

Innovation In The Alps!

In the spring of 2025, Augustana College will offer a Study Away program focused on innovation in music and science and ethical consideration in Germany and Switzerland (Alps). Students will take two courses on campus (ENGR 315 and MUSC 306) in Spring. After …

By Lisa Slater
Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
Read more

Career Resources

Decoding Your Future

To further support your exploration and decision-making process, here are some valuable resources:

An integrated baccalaureate in Kinesiology from Augustana College and a master’s degree in sports management from Western Illinois University would …

 Academic/Application Requirements:

Our mission statement is to provide health awareness and promote outreach to both students of Augustana College and its surrounding …

The following courses should be completed by the end of the first year:

The following courses should be completed by …

Employment Tips for International Students

In addition to the tailored resources and advice below, international students should also refer to …

Labor Market InsightsIn partnership withLightcast logo

Explore occupations by career categories and pathways and use real time labor market data to power your decision making.

First, choose an industry of interest, then filter for occupation. (If you'd like to see data for a specific location only, filter by state.)

Viking Connections

Teresa Anguiano

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Greater Chicago Area, IL
  • Field Application Scientist Nemocell
Meet Teresa >

Zubair Ansari

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Washington DC Baltimore Area
  • Executive Director Cancer Support Community - Washington, D.C.
Meet Zubair >
Meet Alison >

Brittany Burk

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Champaign, Illinois
  • Speech-Language Pathologist Carle Foundation Hospital
Meet Brittany >

Bryce Dibadj

Alumni, Community Experts
  • MD
  • Associate Veterinarian Pet+ER
Meet Bryce >

John Dreixler

Alumni, Community Experts
  • IL
  • biomedical researcher and studies biomarkers Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrom (ARDS) and University of Chicago
Meet John >

John Feehan

Alumni, Community Experts
  • East Moline, IL
  • dentist Illini Dental Associates in East Moline
Meet John >

Shannon Greenlee

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Cedar Rapids, Iowa
  • Speech Language Pathologist Grant Wood Area Education Agency
Meet Shannon >

Natalie Hogan

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Creve Coeur, MO
  • Physical Therapist Barnes-Jewish West County Hospital
Meet Natalie >

Matthew Koch

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Healthcare Consultant Huron
Meet Matthew >

Ryan Landi

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Assistant Medical Center Director (GS-14); Jesse Brown VA Medical Center U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Meet Ryan >

Megan Mummert

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Talent Acquisition Professional Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Meet Megan >

Skill Building Courses

Contact & Location


Olin Center
639 38th Street
Rock Island, IL 61201

Career Service Hours

Day of the week
Office is Open Drop-Ins
Monday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Tuesday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Wednesday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Thursday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.
Friday 8:00 am- 4:30 pm 2:00 p.m.-4:00 p.m.

Drop-in topics include:

  • Resume & Cover Letter Review
  • Resume & Cover Letter Writing
  • Viking Score Overview
  • LinkedIn Headshot Photo
  • Career Resources Overview