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Department of Health Sciences

Department of Health Sciences

Passionate about physical health and helping others achieve their goals? Then consider studying at South Carolina State University's Department of Health Sciences!

Our mission is to promote health and wellness by giving you the knowledge and skills to develop an appreciation for physical activity. We offer several undergraduate programs and a graduate program in the health sciences realm, including Health Education, Physical Education, and Speech Pathology and Audiology. All of our programs are designed to prepare you for a successful and fulfilling career in the health sciences.

Discover how the Department of Health Sciences at SC State can help you acquire the knowledge and skill to make a difference in the lives of others.

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Earn Your Health Sciences Degree at South Carolina State University

Through the Department of Health Sciences, you’ll find programs that prepare you for a variety of jobs in the healthcare and education sectors. With five majors to choose from including Physical Education and Sport Communication, you’ll hone your skills as you develop your passion through exciting courses and experiential learning.

Our programs are designed to promote fitness and wellness through physical activity and applied exercise. Through your coursework, you’ll gain critical thinking and information management skills as you practice research and learn current scientific practices. You’ll develop the skills necessary to treat and diagnose diseases and issues for better patient outcomes. Best of all, you’ll be making a difference in the lives of your patients and your patients' loved ones!

\The Department of Health Sciences offers opportunities to get involved both inside and outside of class! You'll have the chance to shadow professionals in your field and work in a variety of settings and collaborate and network with colleagues, gaining valuable experience along the way. You'll also have opportunities to build community by getting involved with extracurricular activities like intramural sports.

Through these experiential learning activities, you will develop the alertness, confidence, and courtesy to become a high-quality healthcare professional.

Physical Education

Physical Education

Are you passionate about promoting healthy habits for people of all ages? Join us at South Carolina State University and earn a degree for physical education that will effect a positive change in your life and the lives of others. We offer several great options -- Applied Exercise Science, Teacher Education, Sport Communications and more. 

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Department Faculty & Staff

Dr. Cecelia Jeffries
(803) 536-7063