Prepare for a career in one of the fastest growing and changing U.S. industries—health and wellness.
In the Applied Health Science program, you will take a
selection of courses that successfully prepare you for
a career in a related field. Hands-on experiences and
classroom learning within the framework of Christian
faith will give you the skills and knowledge to
achieve your goals. Our programs offer a wide variety
of courses that will not only help you excel in your
future career, but challenge you to develop a deeper
understanding of your field of study.
Course options for Applied Health Science:
Hands-on and practical experience
You will gain hands-on experience in Messiah's state-of-the-art Human Performance Lab. The laboratory houses sessions for exercise physiology, kinesiology and research methods. In addition, this lab serves as a focal point for the undergraduate research initiative, where you can conduct original research presented and published on a regional, national or international level. You will learn to calibrate, use and modify the equipment for your specific needs through various classes or research projects.
Through internships, research and clinical courses, you’ll receive valuable hands-on experience in applying concepts presented to you in class by caring faculty, who are also respected scholars.
Messiah's unique approach to hands-on learning
Learning in the classroom is important but
actually applying that knowledge in a hands-on
way can make all the difference. At Messiah
University, the Experiential Learning Initiative
(ELI) allows Messiah to take this hands-on
learning to a new level by giving students
the opportunity to apply what they have
learned to various real world contexts--such
as an internship/practica, service learning,
off-campus program, holding a student
leadership position, or participating in
Graduates of the Applied Health Science program
work in positions of leadership in their places
of employment, using the tools and knowledge
a Messiah University education prepared them
with. Each year, eager employers and some of
the nation's best graduate schools welcome
Messiah graduates into their organizations.
100% of the Class of 2019 respondents were employed or in graduate school within 6-9 months of graduation.
Regional and national employers seek out
Messiah graduates for their academic
preparation, work ethic and personal
character. The transformation you experience
at Messiah readies you to transform the
lives of others through your chosen career