- Applied Health Science
Applied Health Science
Areas of Study:
- Applied Health Science-Exercise Science Concentration
- Applied Health Science-Pre-Physical Therapy Concentration
- Applied Health Science-Pre Professional Concentration
- Pre-Health Professions
Excellent faculty provide students with a multi-dimensional approach to health, with course work in anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, chronic disease, health promotion, exercise psychology, sport sociology, and nutrition. Students graduate with the knowledge and skills to promote wellness among diverse population groups, and with a personal appreciation for being good stewards of one of God's great masterpieces, the human body. Through labs, internships, work assignments in the fitness center, research studies, and class projects, students receive valuable hands-on experience in applying concepts presented in class. An upper-level human anatomy class exposes students to cadaver dissection-a lab experience that many students only receive in graduate school.
Messiah students with a degree in Health and Exercise Science are well-prepared to enter graduate school or jobs related to a variety of health and exercise science areas such as personal training, corporate fitness, retirement home wellness, collegiate/professional sport strength and conditioning, community wellness, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, sport nutrition, biomechanics research, or clinical exercise physiology.