Pre-Professional Health Sciences

Pre-professional Health Sciences at EMU is designed for students who wish enter careers in health science such as medicine, physical therapy, or other similar health related careers.

Students who are service-oriented, compassionate, interested in health and human body issues, and academically competent can develop into skilled health care professionals.

Our undergraduate program emphasizes quality academics and Christian empathy and prepares students for entrance into graduate level health professional programs.

Currently, there is a shortage of health care professionals in most areas and during the next decade the U.S. Department of Labor projects a growth of more than 25% in the health care industry, meaning more new jobs than any other industry.

While most PPHS students are biology majors, it is possible to major in chemistry, mathematics or an area in the liberal arts and still succeed in the program at EMU.

Important documents for PPHS students:

PPHS Advisory Committee:

Jeff Copeland 432-4625
Kim Brenneman 432-4429
Roman J. Miller 432-4412
Greta Ann Herin
Steve Cessna 432-4403

Program news

  • Science Seminar: Sam Showalter

    Disease of alcoholism responds to proper treatment, says Dr. Sam Showalter in kick-off Suter Science talk

    September 16th, 2014

    Alcoholism is not just a bad habit, weakness, or sin, but a disease with distinct physical symptoms, said local physician Sam Showalter ’65 in the kick-off talk for the 2014-15 Suter Science Seminar series. Showalter was a medical director of an inpatient facility in the 1980s that detoxed and educated more than 1,000 people addicted …More

  • 43 years as a country doc at Green Valley Clinic

    March 8th, 2014

    Every Tuesday night, Dr. Linford Gehman ’59 still makes the trip from Bergton, back in the farthest mountain reaches of Rockingham County, to the hospital in Harrisonburg for continuing education seminars. Though he’s been practicing medicine for a half century, he’s got a medical license to keep up. He’s still seeing patients three days a …More

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