Program overview

Rider’s health sciences major provides a foundation in the life sciences and other coursework, preparing you to join the workforce or to attend professional or graduate schools in health-related fields. *Source: and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics


leading employment sector in the U.S.


projected industry job growth by 2028


median annual wage for health care practitioners

Find your niche in the industry

Rider’s health sciences program provides the academic foundation needed for clinical and non-clinical roles in hospitals, community agencies, and the insurance and pharmaceutical industries.

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Program requirements

Our program features interdisciplinary coursework in the biological sciences, social sciences and humanities. 

MS in Athletic Training (MSAT)

Thinking about graduate school? Explore Rider’s 4+2 program with Thomas Jefferson University that offers interested students guaranteed admission into the MSAT program at TJU following graduation from Rider.

Your pathway to a rewarding career

Rider health science students learn by doing. They take part in the intensive, internship opportunities offered through our program with the Capital Health System and fellow partnering health care professionals, benefit from field trips to area medical schools and enjoy related opportunities for applied learning.

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Financial aid resources

Learn more about financial aid, tuition and the various options we offer to make your college education affordable.


Health Sciences (B.S.)

Drue Stapleton

Associate Professor

Department of Biology, Behavioral Neuroscience and Health Sciences

Mike and Patti Hennessy Science and Technology Center

dstapleton [at]

(609) 895-5426

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