Furman Health Sciences has three goals: preparing the next generation of health
professionals, promoting campus wellness activities, and helping the wider
Greenville community learn the benefits of eating right and engaging in healthy
physical activity. Our program flows from our Wellness Concepts course, a
general education course which leads students to understand the consequences of
lifestyle habits on their well-being. The course focuses on a study of wellness
concepts—physical, social, mental, emotional, and spiritual—that include an
examination of the fundamental knowledge of physical fitness, chronic diseases,
nutrition, stress, substance use and abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases.
Our broad-based Health Sciences program includes a wide range of fitness
facilities to enable you to apply real-world examples to everything you learn
in the classroom. At the Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training
(FIRST), you can help faculty researchers make new discoveries to help runners
and other athletes improve their performances. Whether you’re looking to become
a medical doctor, physical therapist, strength coach, or nutritionist, you’ll
get a solid, thorough grounding in Health Sciences at Furman.
Majors and degrees
Furman offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in both Health Sciences and Public Health.
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The Health Sciences curriculum provides in-depth explorations of wellness,
public health, and exercise science. The broad array of courses provides the
foundation for graduate study in health-related careers. Find your
Furman makes sure you have the chance to take your studies on the road,
either in the United States or overseas. Study away with us.
Our special three-week session following May commencement lets students
explore specific topics in greater detail. These courses offer two credits and
can count as electives in a major. Find out more.