How to attain and promote health – in individuals and communities, bodies and behavior – is not only an essential question of our time, but a wide-ranging course of study. Students may focus on one of several areas, encompassing psychology, biology, chemistry, and other fields.
If you’re interested in promoting health on an individual and community level, health science may be the major for you.
The Health Science Department provides a dynamic and academically rigorous environment in which students investigate, learn, and apply knowledge through service learning, civic engagement and scholarship.
With a curriculum that positions students for the growing employment demand for health professionals, this interdisciplinary program is comprised of three options: Health Promotion and Wellness, Nutrition, and Addictions. More about Program Overview
Would you like a career centered on working to change policies, environments, attitudes, and behaviors that affect health? Consider the Health Promotion and Wellness option. Students who choose this option specialize in either community health or behavior and health. More about Health Promotion
Are you interested in the ways the food we eat impacts our health? Check out the Nutrition option. Health Science students who focus on nutrition prepare for careers in dietetics, food service management, community nutrition, and health promotion. More about Nutrition
If you want to prevent substance abuse or work with people who struggle with drug and alcohol problems, you’ll want to take a look at the Addictions option. The program offers both a theoretical understanding of substance abuse and practical methods of counseling and treatment. More about Addictions
In addition to classroom work, Keene State health science majors are likely to find themselves getting hands-on experience through practicum courses, internships, research, and service-learning opportunities.
Faculty members in the Health Science Department have real-life experience as nutritionists, substance abuse counselors, and researchers, have won grants for research and awards for community service, and are interested in alternative healing and civic engagement. More about Our Faculty