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Health Sciences

Also available as a UofM Global fully online degree

Promoting Healthy Lifestyles. Building Healthy Communities.

Students who enjoy focusing on the health and well-being of others may want to complete a concentration in Health Sciences. This program provides students with the foundation, knowledge and skills needed to develop, manage, lead and evaluate health initiatives aimed at promoting the adoption and maintenance of healthy behaviors. The program also offers elective hours that provide an opportunity for students to individualize the curriculum to meet specific career goals and requirements.   

Major

Health Studies

The Health Sciences concentration allows you to pursue your interests among the various health professions. It is grounded in health promotion theory and practice strategies, and offers elective hours to allow you to individualize your program to align with your own professional goals. With outstanding teaching and an emphasis on practical application, the program will prepare you to enter the job market or to pursue a graduate education in a variety of health fields such as:

  • Health Promotion
  • Community Health
  • Public Health
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Physical Therapy
  • Dentistry
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Physician Assistant
  • Medicine
  • Optometry
  • Pharmacy
  • Sonography

and more…

You will extend your knowledge and skills beyond the classroom through an internship taking what was learned in the classroom and applying it in professional settings. Internship settings are selected and secured by students and may include health departments, rehabilitation centers, community centers, hospitals, schools, corporate settings and a variety of other sites. 

Careers

Our graduates begin their careers or continue their education in a variety of areas such as:

Health Promotion
Health Education
Health Counseling/Coaching
Community Wellness
Corporate Wellness
Public Health
Fitness and Wellness

Pre-Professional Focus
Dental/Dental Hygiene
Occupational/Physical Therapy
Optometry
Pharmacy
Medicine/ Physicians Assistant
Other Allied Health Sciences

 

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Student Testimonials

"The University of Memphis Health Sciences program offers information around several different health and fitness organizations, courses on leadership, counseling, fitness instruction, and health habits and ways to apply each of these topics into real life scenarios. I feel as if this program is helping me gain the confidence I need to begin a successful career in the field of health and fitness." -Evan Gerrard

"The Health Sciences program has presented a way to narrow the many career and research opportunities that interested me. My research interests now involve holistic health, motivation and psychological health. Additionally, my background in psychology and counseling was easily integrated within this program and many of its courses." -Michael Gratton

"The classes included in the health sciences curriculum have been the most valuable learning experiences for me. Classes such as marketing, program development, counseling, aerobic and resistance training, and exercise physiology have all really helped. Actually, all of my Health Sciences classes have been influential in my new career!" -Misty Rackham

"The Health Sciences program offers a variety of classes that advanced my skills not just in making healthier lifestyle choices, but also in marketing, leadership, and program implementation and evaluation. These are skills that I will need to take with me to my next career or graduate school." -Stephanie Rozar

Research

Health Sciences faculty pursue research devoted to the applied study of health including personal health and wellness, behavior change, and community programming and design. Faculty members secure external funding to support their research, and their work is published in both national and international peer-reviewed journals.