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

  • 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

  • dorcas-stoltzfus-morrow

    From missionary doctor to mother of five to psychiatrist

    March 7th, 2014

    Every inch of tabletop space in Dorcas Stoltzfus Morrow’s apartment is covered with loose papers and three-ring binders, spillover from the crammed bookshelves that surround her living room at Landis Homes in Lititz, Pa. One of the first women to complete a full pre-med program at EMC, Morrow enrolled in the fall of 1956 at …More

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