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The Health Sciences Department provides outstanding experiential education to future health professionals to empower them to address current issues in health through education, service, advocacy, research and cutting-edge scholarly activities. A combination of coursework and experiential learning — internships, independent studies and faculty-directed research — prepare students for entrance into graduate programs and professional health programs in physical therapy, occupational therapy, public health, nursing and physician assistant among others.

The Health Sciences Major offers two concentrations:

three minors:

and 2 licensing and certification programs:

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 and Allied Health. Students study the impact of psychology, the environment and culture on personal, community and global health while learning about human anatomy, physiology, chemistry, cell biology and genetics in a variety of laboratory settings. Science facilities at Eastern include a DNA Sequencer; an Imaging Center with confocal microscope; a Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center; and other specialized labs, as well as the only virtual dissection system among Connecticut's state universities.

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  • The Medical Interpreting in Spanish minor develops critical skill sets that future healthcare providers can use to improve communication with Spanish-speaking patients. Additionally, the curriculum is designed to raise awareness about the influences and the role of language that intersect with access to healthcare among Spanish-speaking patients.

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  • The Paramedic Science minor trains non-physicians in the principles of evaluation and resuscitation of critically ill or injured patients. Paramedic students will be to attain advanced knowledge and experience in the evaluation of acute medical emergencies and the psychomotor skills necessary to accomplish this task.

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  • The Public Health Studies 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.

    Public Health is also available as a concentration in the Health Science major.

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