Ave Maria University
Do you want to change lives and help make the world a healthier and happier place? If so, you belong in AMU’s Health Science program. In this major, you’ll lay the foundation of your future healthcare career by studying the natural and social sciences, humanities and the complexities associated with disease, illness, health, suffering and healing.
Careers: Group Home Staff Member, Graduate Studies, Physical Therapist, Podiatry
Graduates from our Health Science major can seek immediate employment as a group home staff member, clinical research assistant, quality assurance staff, case manager or activity director. For those opportunities that require graduate studies, this course serves as pre-professional preparation for a particular degree.
Fast Fact: Employment opportunities are opening in health science industries at twice the rate of the national average!
The study of science is born from the conviction of the fundamental intelligibility of the world. Science at Ave Maria University testifies to the Catholic Church’s confidence in human reason’s ability to know the truth about God’s creation even apart from the illuminating power of grace. The natural sciences are not simply technological disciplines, but are truly liberal arts education in which we seek to know truth for its own sake. By enabling us to enter the simultaneous complexity and simplicity of physical reality, science instills within the students a deep sense of wonder at the natural universe.
Education: B.A., Biology, Ave Maria University; M.A., Biological Sciences, Western Michigan University
Office: Henkels 3052
Phone: (239) 304-7130
Education: B.S., Molecular & Cellular Biology, Texas A&M University; Ph.D., Biology, University of California, San Diego.
Office: Henkels 3051
Phone: (239) 280-1617
Education: B.S., Marine Science & Biology, University of Miami; Ph.D., Cell & Molecular Biology, University of South Florida
Office: Henkels 2053
Phone: (239) 304-7132
Education: B.A., Biology, Knox College; M.S., Zoology, Western Illinois University; M.A., Theology, Ave Maria University
Office: Canizaro Library 249
Phone: (239) 304-7366
Education: M.S., Pharmacy, Comenius University; Ph.D., Chemistry, University of North Dakota
Office: Henkels 3028
Phone: (239) 280-2418
A degree in Health Science is ideal for those wishing to enter medical fields or other health related professions. Students who obtain this degree may pursue Medical, Dental, Veterinary, Chiropractic, or Optometry schools. Others may look for a career in Physical therapy, Nursing, Pharmacy, or Physician’s Assistants.
Career Services prides itself on providing students, alumni and employers with the opportunity to connect. No matter where you are in your career search, whether it’s deciding on a path, preparing for your first job interview or working on graduate school or fellowship applications, we can help.
The spiritual life on campus is the beating heart of Ave. Whether it’s attending Mass, receiving the sacraments, participating in retreats or getting spiritual direction, you’ll find the spiritual support you need from the priests and staff of Campus Ministry.
With AMU’s core curriculum, you’ll not only achieve breadth of knowledge, but also depth of knowledge. You’ll encounter the truth about God and His creation more completely through the dynamic interplay of all of the liberal arts, including theology and natural science.
Sunny skies, warm temperatures, a beautiful campus. What more could you want? How about a community-like atmosphere, quality instructors who care about your success, a wealth of spiritual activities, expert career guidance… and that’s only the beginning. Imagine your future at AMU. It all starts by filling out our free application today.