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Human Health Science

Why Human Health Science?  HHSC allows us to draw together human-centered science resources to deliver degrees that prepare graduates for contributing to human health and wellness.  These contributions could come in health research, medical fields, allied health fields, and other health and wellness careers.

The Department of Human Health Science is composed of faculty from the Biomedical Science and Exercise Science and Human Performance programs.  These outstanding programs have collaborated in the design of the B.S. in Human Health Science to meet the needs of McMurry students for focused, intentional preparation for careers in healthcare and wellness.

Track #1:  Medical and Research.  Heavy Chemistry, Physics and Biology, with emphasis on human genetics, molecular biology, and research experience.  Aimed at careers in health research, Medicine, Dentistry, Physician Assistant, Pharmacy, and other professions requiring similar preparation.  Students will be well prepared to continue their education in graduate and professional schools.

Track #2:  Allied Health Professions Preparation.  Modest amount of Chemistry and Physics required, balanced with intense preparation in the biology of human anatomy and physiology.  Aimed at careers in as Physical Therapy, Chiropractic, and other professions requiring similar levels of science preparation.  Courses will prepare students to continue their education in professional schools.

Track #3:  Public Health & Wellness.  Least amount of Chemistry, least amount of Biology.  Emphasis is on a solid understanding of wellness, health leadership, and human anatomy and physiology.  Aimed at careers in wellness and preparation for Master in Public Health program.


 


For More Information On Human Health Contact

Dr. Gary Wilson, Department Chair
Department of Human Health Science
McMurry University
Abilene, Texas 79697-0368

wilsong@mcm.edu