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School of Health Sciences (DHA, HSC, HSL, MHA, MPH)

For information, please contact the chairperson 989-774-3541, 2219 Health Professions Building;

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 program specialists in the field of substance abuse prevention, substance abuse intervention, and treatment; and 4) work in an administrative capacity in various health settings. The school offers the following graduate degree programs: Health Service Administration concentration on a Master of Science in Administration degree, Master of Science in Exercise Physiology, Master of Public Health, Master of Health Administration, and the Doctor of Health Administration. Further information is available in the Graduate Studies Bulletin.

The Faculty

Tunde Akinmoladun, Steven Berkshire, Jeffery Betts, Jodi Brookins-Fisher, Mark Cwiek, Nailya DeLellis, Jeffrey Edwards, Adam George, Salma Haidar, Roger Hammer, Jeff Inungu, Lana Ivanitskaya, Shayesteh Jahanfar, Roop Jayaraman, James Johnson, Bernard Kerr, Andrew Kim, Tina Kopka, Thomas Kozal, Marty Malcolm, Mark Minelli, Rachael Nelson, Su Nottingham, Al Nowak, Paul O’Connor, Leah Rutkowski, William Saltarelli, Naveen Sharma, Frank Snyder, Leslie Wallace, David Wisner, Dimitrios Zikos,Micah Zuhl

The Programs

Health Administration Major

Exercise Science Major

Public Health Education Major

Public Health Minor

Health Fitness Minor

Substance Abuse Education: Prevention, Intervention, and Treatment Minor