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Health & Medicine Profile

More than anything, the study of science should be collaborative.

It should be real. At Cedar Crest College, it is. Here science means more time for independent research, more hands-on time with the latest scientific instrumentation and equipment, and more time with experts and mentors. At Cedar Crest students discover countless ways to love the sciences—and even more ways to succeed.

The health sciences at Cedar Crest College—Public Health, Health Science, Exercise Science, Nutrition, and Health Promotion and Wellness—are the perfect match for our practical approach to learning. Wellness and fitness, in particular, have emerged among the fastest-growing trends in health care as expansive areas of research and opportunity. Public health, nutrition, and exercise science are growing rapidly as well. Perfect for anyone passionate about health care beyond strictly clinical work, a health sciences degree from Cedar Crest College can launch an exciting future in public policy, wellness, physical fitness, psychology, communication, or the science of sports.

Cedar Crest’s nursing program is widely recognized as among the finest in the region. Over the years we have fine-tuned our program through a combination of high-tech simulation, experiential learning, and a high-touch approach. We offer individualized education that is flexible enough for the broadest possible range of learners and schedules.

Field of dreams
The sciences at Cedar Crest prepare graduates for important work in fast-growing professions such as biotechnology, cancer treatment and prevention, and disease research. Students go on to careers in the health sciences, medical research, epidemiology, and environmental advocacy, among others. From agriculture and pharmacology to scientific publishing and wildlife management, Cedar Crest students thrive as professional scientists in a wide range of fields.

Mentors and experts
Cedar Crest faculty members are passionate advocates for every student, and students get to know professors and advisors as colleagues and mentors. That makes a difference when they need really good advice, a personal letter of recommendation, or a connection with opportunity. Our faculty members are passionate advocates for every student and active contributors to their fields of scientific research. In fact, 70% of full-time faculty members at Cedar Crest hold a PhD or terminal degree in their area of specialization and are widely published in their fields.

Hands on, high level
At Cedar Crest every student has top-level access to learning. From day one students work with accomplished faculty on the latest scientific instrumentation. “The quality and amount of equipment here is amazing,” says Dr. Joy Karmas, biology professor. “We have state-of-the-art tools for teaching the sciences in a department serving a range of specialized interests.”


• Cedar Crest students regularly pursue original scientific research projects—beginning as early as freshman year—and present findings at national meetings.
• Every day Cedar Crest health sciences students work hands-on with state-of-the-art scientific instruments more commonly reserved for graduate students.
• Full-time faculty members serve as one-on-one mentors and advisors with Cedar Crest health science students.
• The Cedar Crest nursing program is widely recognized by area employers as among the top four-year nursing degree programs in the region.

• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Chemistry
• Environmental Conservation
• Forensic Science
• Genetic Engineering and Biotechnology
• Global Diseases
• Health Professions Programs
- Pre-dental
- Pre-health Professions
- Pre-med
- Pre-veterinary
• Integrated Biology
• Neuroscience

Health Sciences
• Exercise Science
• Health Promotion and Wellness
• Health Science
• Nuclear Medicine Technology
• Nutrition
• Online Master of Science in Health Science: Nutrition
• Public Health
- Community Health
- Health Communications

• Online Master of Science in Nursing
- Nurse Administrator
- Nursing Educator
• RN to BSN
• School Nurse Certificate
• Traditional BSN
• Transfer BSN

For the entire list of academic programs, visit cedarcrest.edu/academics.