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Health Sciences: About Our Department

The overall mission of the Department of Health Sciences is to provide educational opportunities and accredited academic programs for students interested in entering a health field, as well as experienced health professionals who wish to further their career opportunities. The curriculum emphasizes a view that health is different from illness and is designed to teach new students and practicing health professionals this difference. The undergraduate and graduate curricula permit students to earn a baccalaureate or master's degree reflecting expertise in the health sciences, while focusing on an applied health-related area. Upon graduation, these health professionals will implement the concepts they have learned and direct the efforts of the public in the promotion, enhancement and maintenance of health and in the prevention of health problems.

Biodynamics & Human Performance Center

Dr. Bryan Riemann, professor of Sports Medicine, directs this multidisciplinary research center in collaboration with the Department of Rehabilitation Sciences' Physical Therapy program. This facility, dedicated to studying the prevention, evaluation and treatment of movement-related disease and injury, includes three laboratories: biomechanics, exercise physiology and muscle performance.

NEWS:

Read More Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville To Host Family-Friendly Open House on June 6

(May 18, 2017) – The Armstrong Liberty Center in Hinesville will host an open house event featuring free family-friendly fun. Tours of the Armstrong Liberty Center and information about academic programs will be available, plus free snow cones, cotton candy, face painting and more.

Read More Voices of Hope: Armstrong leads autism community support, outreach

(September 1, 2015) Lakesha Lewis, a behavior therapist and Master of Public Health candidate at Armstrong, has been making waves within coastal Georgia’s autism support network since moving to Savannah from Los Angeles five years ago.

Read More Nandi Marshall Appointed to American Public Health Association Science

(June 20, 2015) — Dr. Nandi A. Marshall, assistant professor of health sciences at Armstrong State University, has been appointed to the American Public Health Association (APHA) Science Board.

Bruce Barragan Hired as Executive-in-Residence

(September 18, 2014) — Armstrong State University recently hired healthcare industry veteran Bruce Barragan, LFACHE, as Executive-­in-­Residence for the university’s Masters of Health Services Administration Program.

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