About the Department of Applied Health Sciences

Welcome to the Department of Applied Health Sciences. We are part of a wonderful university that values excellence in teaching and engagement with the community. Our students enroll in thought-provoking courses, participate in numerous hours of community work, and experience ample opportunities to engage in faculty-led research.

Our Department offers a variety of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral degrees in Dietetics, Food Service Management, Health Sciences, Health Services, and Human Development and Family Studies. Each of these programs prepares individuals for careers in high-growth fields where job outlooks exceed the national average. This demand is for competent professionals and specialists in health-related fields that contribute to, and work toward, healthy lifestyles for individuals and populations.

We are delighted you are considering one of our degrees in the Department of Applied Health Sciences. We invite you to search our website, explore our degree options, and learn about our faculty and staff. Our staff is committed to providing students with exceptional support to ensure successful attainment of a degree. Our faculty is equally committed to student success through quality education, community engagement opportunities, one-on-one advising, open-door policies, and focus on student achievement.

Enjoy our website. We look forward to welcoming you to our department.

Mission

The mission of the Department of Applied Health Sciences is to advance understanding about human health and well-being through research, instruction, and service.

The central concerns of department faculty and students are to prevent unhealthy behaviors and dangerous conditions from harming people, to correct these situations where they exist, and to help people adopt healthy behaviors.

Goals

Our over-arching goals are to prevent premature death and disability and to promote quality of life for individuals, families, and communities.

The goal of the department, accordingly, is to provide students with the opportunity to establish a solid foundation and background in the applied health sciences professions through academic education and training in the classroom and the field.