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The Health Sciences Department offers:

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Accelerating Nursing Programs for Health Science Graduates at Fairfield University, the University of Connecticut and Southern Connecticut State University.

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Department Chair
Dr. Yaw Nsiah
Science Building Rm. 131A
(860) 465-4524
(860) 465-0395
nsiah@easternct.edu
University Assistant
Rita Kornblum
Science Building Rm. 131
(860) 465-5045
(860) 465-0395
kornblumr@easternct.edu
University Assistant 
Jenny Spellman
Science Building Rm. 131
(860) 465-5008
(860) 465-0395
spellmanj@easternct.edu
 
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Programs of Study

  • Health Sciences majors choose from concentrations in Public Health, Allied Health or Exercise and Sports Science. Students are educated through outstanding experiential learning, community service and research studies to address societal health needs for diverse populations. Our state-of-the-art laboratory equipment include a 3D Virtual Human Dissection Table; DNA Sequencer; imaging center with confocal microscope; gait analysis walkway; isokinetic system; body balance system; and emergency medical technology and paramedic equipment.

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  • Students in the allied health concentration in the Health Sciences major take courses in microbiology, anatomy & physiology, and chemistry in preparation for a graduate school in occupational therapy, physical therapy, nursing, and physician assistant. They are also prepared to enter a variety of health- and science-related careers.

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  • Public Health is available as a concentration in the Health Science major. The program builds upon supporting courses in chemistry, mathematics, health, sociology and psychology. Students learn about public health issues, drinking water management, substance abuse, and health promotion and prevention as they prepare for careers in public health or entrance into graduate school.

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  • Exercise and Sport Science is devoted to study how exercise improves physical health and performance. This curriculum examines two broad themes: (a) how exercise promotes physical and mental health. Areas of study include exercise, physical fitness, and disease caused by sedentary lifestyles including cardiovascular diseases and metabolic disorders; (b) the scientific principles underlying exercise improve sports performance. Areas of study include the physiological basis of exercise, biomechanics, overtraining, specialization, musculoskeletal injuries, and the emotional health of athletes.

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