Department: Health Sciences, School of
For information, please contact Mark Minelli, Director;2219 Health Professions Building; (989) 774-3541
Why Study Health Sciences?
There is mounting evidence that our lifestyles dramatically affect our health, well-being and longevity, as well as the dollar cost of health care. The realization that prevention is paramount to healthy living and to health care cost containment has created an interest in health education and health promotion in various public and private health settings, such as clinics, fitness centers, agencies and schools. Professionals in the health sciences are trained to help individuals improve the quality of their life by practicing healthy lifestyles.
Health Sciences at CMU
Undergraduate majors and minors offered through the School of Health Sciences focus on preparing professionals to:
1. become fitness and exercise specialists in preventative and rehabilitative programs;
2. function in the public setting as health educators and health promotion specialists;
3. work as educators and programs specialists in the field of substance abuse prevention, substance abuse intervention, and treatment;
4. work in an administrative capacity in various health settings; and
5. be teachers of health education in school settings.
Individuals with education in nursing or other health professionals may be eligible to transfer credits and satisfy the requirements for a nursing minor or an allied health minor, which are described in the Bulletin.
The school offers the following Master's degree programs:
1. Health Promotion and Program Management;
2. Health Service Administration concentration on a Master of Science in Administration degree.
Further information is available in the College of Graduate Studies Bulletin.
Note: All students wishing to graduate with a major or minor in the School of Health Sciences must achieve a minimum grade of C (2.0) in each HSC designated course that counts toward a major or minor, with the exception of those courses offered for CR/NC only.
Please select a program to view the degree requirements.
Health Administration Major
Health Fitness In Preventive and Rehabilitative Programs Major
Public Health Education & Health Promotion Major
School Health Education Major
Associated Minors / Pre-Professional Studies Course Description Key (for courses shown in expanded view)
Allied Health Minor
Exercise Science Minor
Industrial Safety Minor
Personal And Community Health Minor
School Health Education Minor, Teaching
Substance Abuse Education:Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Minor