College of Health Sciences

Cleveland University-Kansas City (CUKC) is about more than chiropractic — just ask the students in our College of Health Sciences. 

For those pursuing bachelor’s or associate degrees, we offer courses in accelerated, eight-week intervals, on campus and online. Some undergraduate health science majors go directly into a profession upon graduation. Others go on to pursue advanced degrees on their way to careers in chiropractic, research, or traditional healthcare. 

For graduate students, our M.S. in Exercise Physiology and Sports Performance, and M.S. in Health Education and Promotion degrees allow graduates to take advantage of a growing job market. 

Connect with an advisor today to find the right College of Health Sciences degree for you.

No matter which career in health science you want to pursue, we likely have a health science major that will help you reach your goal.  

We offer educational paths at varying levels to meet students where they are: associate degrees in biological sciences and radiologic technology; bachelor’s degrees in human biology and exercise science; and graduate-level certificates in sports performance and workplace health promotion, plus a master’s degree in exercise physiology and sports performance. 

Benefits awaiting you in the College of Health Sciences include: 

Experience. Faculty members have advanced degrees AND experience in their fields. You will learn in the classroom AND apply knowledge and skills in labs, research, and field experiences. 

A thriving location. Overland Park, Kansas — a part of the Kansas City metro area — consistently ranks on “best places to live” lists. Career opportunities abound in Kansas City, with small-sized companies to Fortune 500 organizations. Entertainment is available with our professional sports teams. We also boast a strong healthcare industry.  

Personalized support. We have several support systems in place to ensure you find a rewarding and engaging experience at CUKC. Student support includes academic advisors, program directors/coordinators, free tutoring, free printing, a robust library, and assistance with time management, study, and test-taking skills.  

Small class sizes. Smaller classes mean more individualized attention in and out of class to provide the personalized academic support from faculty that you need to be successful. 

A seamless transfer experience. To minimize disruptions and foster a smoother pathway, CUKC has transfer agreements with many universities and colleges, including Kansas community colleges, and offers a real-time transfer equivalency system. 

Any of our health science majors prepare you for further study as well as careers in health science. Our exercise science degree could prepare you for a master’s degree in exercise physiology and sports performance. Our human biology degree could help you pave your way to chiropractic school

Possible Health Science Career Paths 

In addition to graduate study, our health science majors prepare you for careers, including: 

  • Fitness/personal trainer and group fitness instructor 
  • Health educator and community health worker 
  • Medical sales and medical technology 
  • Laboratory and research work 
  • Radiologic technologist 
  • Sports coach/strength and conditioning coach 

Specific admission requirements vary depending on the health science major or program you choose. Regardless of whether you’re pursuing an associate, bachelor’s, or graduate degree, the first step is applying. We can even help you decide which program will help you find your ideal career in the health sciences. 

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