At Furman, Health Sciences undergraduates do the kind of research typically
delegated to graduate students at larger universities. That means our
students dive deep into research from their freshman year all the way through
graduation. Our professors invite students to participate in research that
helps people in Greenville stay healthy year-round, and these opportunities
are available to all students. Here’s a look at what we offer:
Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST)
Students join the institute’s researchers in studying the mechanics of
running and the physiology of endurance. FIRST inspired the publication of the
best-selling Runner’s World book, Run Less, Run Faster. Check out the
Molnar Human Performance Laboratory
With all the research tools of a major university, our department allows
students to study the intricacies of athletic performance and build a base of
knowledge for graduate studies. Go to the lab’s wiki.
You need a declared major in Health Sciences to enroll in these internships,
which our professors typically develop at approved sites. Students, teachers,
and supervisors develop a set of goals, and students write a report, read
related professional literature, and offer a written and oral summary of their
activities at the internship’s end. See a professor for more information.
Health Sciences covers fitness, nutrition, public health, physical
education, and more, so there are often ample internship opportunities for
students interested in these careers. Our students have completed internships
in local hospitals, fitness facilities, and physical therapy clinics. The
Internship office can help you track down these opportunities. Find an internship.
summer research & Internship Fellows
Furman offers one of the few programs in the United States that
directly funds student internships each summer, providing competitive
fellowships for students who would otherwise receive little or no
payment. Apply for summer funding.