The School of Health Sciences (SHS) at Emory & Henry College was launched in 2014 with the goal of preparing compassionate, patient-centered, highly-skilled health care professionals who not only provide quality healthcare to their patients, but also actively engage in leadership and service opportunities within their professional organizations and communities.
The School of Health Sciences includes two undergraduate departments and three graduate departments.
The two undergraduate programs are housed on the College's main campus in Emory, Virginia and include Athletic Training and Pre-Health Studies.
The three graduate programs are housed on the new 15-acre School of Health Sciences campus in Marion, Virginia, just 20 miles north of the Emory campus, and include the Doctor of Physical Therapy, Master of Occupational Therapy, and Master of Physician Assistant Studies programs.
SHS Undergraduate Programs
The Athletic Training Program is no longer accepting undergraduate students. Exercise Science is the fastest growing health-science program across the country. Those interested in graduate health sciences, including athletic training, should consider an Exercise Science degree.
Health care providers are some of the most sought after professionals in today’s society. With its emphasis on the liberal arts and rigorous scientific training, Emory & Henry College has earned a strong reputation for offering excellent preparation for students pursuing careers in the health sciences. While majors in fields such as biology and chemistry are excellent choices for those interested in many of the health care fields, students are able to complete majors in any of the college’s disciplines in route to becoming health care professionals.