Health Sciences Degrees & Programs
The Center for the Application of Substance Abuse Technologies provides training, technical assistance, evaluation, research and other services to support addiction prevention, treatment and recovery. Students can pursue undergraduate certificates and minors, as well as an advanced graduate certificate in addiction treatment services.
Cellular & Molecular Pharmacology & Physiology
Students in this program learn principles of physiology and pharmacology and are given opportunities to integrate this information in problem solving scenarios. The program offers numerous opportunities to present work at different platform levels, and graduates will gain effective oral communication skills.
The University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine trains future physicians to exercise compassion and commitment in the practice of medicine and do their part to improve health care worldwide. Students have the opportunity to partake in world-class basic, translational and clinical biomedical research studies.
Community Health Sciences
The essence of public health is prevention and includes organized interdisciplinary efforts that concentrate on the physical, mental, social and environmental health concerns of communities and populations. The School of Community Health Sciences offers two undergraduate specializations: public health and kinesiology.
Gerontology is vital to those choosing careers in health care, public administration, education, business, recreation, social work, nursing, nutrition, psychology, speech pathology, audiology, law and many other professions. Faculty mentoring relationships fostering student research, critical thinking and practical application of theory prepare student scholars to enter a variety of careers related to aging.
The Institute of Neuroscience is a highly collaborative, multidisciplinary group of researchers seeking to tackle big questions in neuroscience while preparing students for a career in this exciting field. Our faculty have expertise in molecular genetics, behavioral analysis, developmental biology, electrophysiology, optogenetics, human psychophysics, virtual reality and functional MRI and EEG.
Nurses provide a range of health care services in a variety of settings, such as public health agencies and hospitals and work as clinicians, researchers, and health care policy advocates. The Orvis School of Nursing is a top option for training tomorrow's nurse professionals.
Nursing: Nurse Practitioner
Students pursuing nurse practitioner training gain the skills necessary to provide primary care to individuals, families and communities; utilize the process and method of scientific inquiry in the study of nursing; contribute to the development of nursing science; and pursue opportunities for enhancement of advance practice.
A degree in nutrition/dietetics provides students with a strong science background, laboratory experiences and community and clinical opportunities related to human health and nutrition. The curriculum of the nutritional science program draws upon a variety of nutrition-related disciplines, including human nutrition, biology, physiology and chemistry.
Physician Assistant Studies
Physician assistants work with physicians and other members of a health care team to deliver many types of patient care. PAs routinely perform physical exams, order and review medical testing, diagnose and treat illnesses, assist in surgeries, counsel patients and families on preventive health care and handle numerous other high-level medical tasks.
Public health is a dynamic profession covering a broad spectrum of services. This program prepares graduates for employment in nearly any area of the public health industry. The comprehensive curriculum includes public health policy, finance and budget, health informatics, epidemiology and biostatistics.
Social work is a popular major among students who want to help others. Countless people today depend on aid and advice from social workers. The emotional rewards that come with helping clients can also be significant and keep social workers engaged in their field. We offer both undergraduate and graduate degree options, including a robust field experience training platform as well.
Speech pathology incorporates elements of audiology, speech, language and disorders to give students the complete knowledge of the field. The purpose of specializing in speech pathology is to evaluate and diagnose speech, language, cognitive-communication and swallowing disorders. The need for specialists is high due to more cases of neurological, speech, language and hearing disorders.