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.



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CORE | Career Development & Vocation is open all summer! Don’t forget to go online to make and appointment on

By Lisa Slater
Lisa Slater Marketing & Events Coordinator
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This week’s Viking Connectors: District Manager of Advocacy Centers & Academic Advisor

Perhaps the most useful way to learn what a career is all about is to find someone doing that career and connect with them.  Augustana Colleges has more than 10,000 alumni active on LinkedIn and 96 of them have signed …

By Nicole Grafon
Nicole Grafon
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Topics in Genetic Counseling Webinar Series – Summer 2023

Iowa Institute of Human Genetics

The purpose of this series is to provide you with exposure to hot topics in the field and to assist in preparing you for a successful career in genetic counseling. Hosted over 8-weeks in …

By Beth Ford
Beth Ford Career Coach for the Health Sciences & First Year Student Advisor
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So You’re Looking For An Internship…

It is never too early to start your internship search! Check this out to see what your next steps are

Need help?!? Make an appointment with one of our Career Coaches TODAY!

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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How To Stay Motivated During Finals Week

Finals Week is here!! Check out these great study/ well-being tips to help you get through this stressful week!!

Tip #1: Make sure that you recharge. In between all those long study sessions, make sure that you are taking breaks …

By Claire Martino
Claire Martino
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Career Resources

Augustana’s Pre-Health Club

Augustana’s Pre-Health Club is thriving this year thanks to new leadership guided by junior student and president of the club, …

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Viking Connections

Zubair Ansari

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Annapolis, Maryland
  • Hospital Executive Luminis Health

Brittany Burk

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

Bryce Dibadj

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Champaign, Illinois
  • Veterinary Student University of Illinois

John Dreixler

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Biomedical Researcher University of Chicago

Shannon Greenlee

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

Natalie Hogan

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

Matthew Koch

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Waukegan, Illinois
  • Patient Access Manager R1 RCM

Ryan Landi

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Chicago, Illinois
  • Health Administrator Veteran Affairs Hospital- Chicago

Megan Mummert

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

Kimberly Painter

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Champaign, Illinois
  • Physical Therapist Mettler Center

Eric Pease

Alumni, Community Experts
  • Rochester, Minnesota
  • Physician sub-specializing in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Mayo Clinic

Skill Building Courses

NEW COURSE: Career and Life Design: Strategies for Career Success

Laura Kestner-Ricketts & Shelby Olson
New J-Term Course designed for juniors and seniors focused on Career Success! Develop short- and long-term career strategies Dive into…

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W 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
TH 8:00 am- 4:30 pm
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