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 which 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.
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.