Program Description


Prepare for a career in one of the fastest growing and changing U.S. Industries—health and wellness.

In Messiah College’s applied health science (B.S.) degree program, you’ll gain firsthand experience in the field of applied health science with particular attention on learning how your Christian faith and career aspirations can strengthen each other. Through internships, research and clinical courses, you’ll receive valuable hands-on experience in applying concepts presented to you in applied health science classes by caring faculty who are respected scholars. 

Messiah’s unique multi-dimensional approach to health and wellness offers coursework in anatomy, exercise physiology, biomechanics, chronic disease, health promotion, exercise psychology, sport sociology and nutrition, preparing you with the knowledge and skills you’ll need  to promote wellness among diverse population groups while aiding them in being good stewards of one of God's greatest creations—the human body.

About Messiah College

Messiah College is a nationally ranked, private Christian college with a student body of 3,305 undergraduate and graduate students. Located in Mechanicsburg, Pa., Messiah is just 12 miles from the state capital, Harrisburg. The College was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church. Today, the College’s faith base is broadly evangelical and includes students and employees from a variety of denominations and Christian faith traditions. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.