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.
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.Check out the institute
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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.