The mission of the Health Sciences program at Furman is to advance local, national, and global health, human performance, and fitness. We aim to provide a transformative and fulfilling educational experience for a diverse community of learners through general education and upper-level health and wellness courses, and by encouraging curiosity, creativity and critical thinking.
Our faculty and students bring a wide variety of interests, experiences and perspectives into our classrooms, and we use these as an opportunity to understand health and wellness in a more integrated and systematic way. In our classrooms, you’ll find professors and students teaching and learning in a variety of approaches such as active lectures, discussions, team based learning, and experiential learning. Examining features of organ systems and how they impact human body function, analyzing disease spread in a population, understanding the development and mechanics of movement, and discussing current organizations and policies that impact health are just a few of the topics students might encounter.
Our broad-based Health Sciences program includes a wide range of 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. Students frequently participate in internships that help them apply their education into practice and develop important professional skills before leaving Furman. Students can also participate in study away programs to Europe, Asia, or Latin America.