Program Overview Health Sciences Furman University

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.

Major requirements

Furman offers a Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences. Major in Health Sciences.

Course descriptions

The Health Sciences curriculum provides in-depth explorations of wellness, public health, and exercise science. The broad array of courses provides the foundation for graduate study in health-related careers. Find your courses.

Global experience

Furman makes sure you have the chance to take your studies on the road, either in the United States or overseas. Study away with us.

May Experience

Our special three-week session following May commencement lets students explore specific topics in greater detail. These courses offer two credits and can count as electives in a major. Find out more.

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