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Program Overview

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 that 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.

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Health sciences graduates have a wealth of opportunities after they graduate.

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Health Sciences

The Health Sciences Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Health Sciences.

Public Health Majors

The Health Sciences Department offers Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees in Public Health.

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Are you interested in research experiences during your undergraduate education? Look no further, as Furman provides multiple avenues for research experience no matter your major. Our department offers a number of opportunities for exposure to...

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At Furman, we consider internships to be an essential element of the learning process of our students. The health science department offers both structured internships  and those with fewer guidelines. Structured internships are developed with...

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What Can I Do With a Degree in Health Sciences?

With a health science degree at Furman, graduates can successfully pursue and grow in a variety of career options. Our department holds both Furman's Health Sciences and Public Health majors, granting both macro and micro...

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