The Health Sciences department’s primary mission is to fulfill an integral and important role in helping the institution achieve its purpose of developing the whole person. ​​

Furman’s Health Sciences program prepares students for health-related careers and gives them the foundation required to be accepted at top graduate schools, medical schools and physical and occupational therapy programs. Small classes, enthusiastic professors, well-equipped research facilities and Furman’s commitment to a liberal-arts approach to learning are the linchpins for the program. Students work with faculty in excellent human performance laboratories, secure internships with local health care providers, and promote wellness and healthy lifestyles for the campus and the wider Greenville community.

Program Overview

Program Overview

Get the facts on what it takes to earn a Health Sciences degree.

Student Experiences

Student Experiences

At Furman, laboratories, classes, and faculty create an optimum experience.

Furman Institute of Running and Scientific Training (FIRST)

Health Science students can 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. Additionally, FIRST has developed training programs to help runners improve their race finish times.

Faculty

Faculty

Get to know the people who make our department what it is.

Facilities & Resources

Facilities & Resources

Undergraduates at Furman enjoy Health Sciences resources that are unparalleled for a college of our size. We have a large, well-equipped fitness center and two laboratories devoted to research into human performance.

  • 75%
    Majors participating in research or internships
  • 23
    Average class size for upper level courses
  • 60%
    Majors pursuing graduate or professional degrees
Contact

Contact

If you have a question about our department, be sure to contact us.