The School of Health & Medical Humanities prepares students to serve the health and well-being needs of their diverse local and global communities with empathy, intercultural competence and professionalism.
Health professionals use ethical judgment, compassionate communication and sound decision-making skills just as much as they use their scientific expertise. That’s why students who are interested in health care should pursue Hiram College’s interdisciplinary biomedical humanities degree program – the first of its kind in the United States.
Do you enjoy health, fitness and sports? Are you passionate about helping others, and knowledgable in the fields of health and science? If so, you might be interested in the integrative exercise science program at Hiram College. The integrative exercise science program successfully prepares students for career opportunities in the fields of physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician's assistant, athletic training, strength and conditioning, clinical exercise physiology, nutrition, chiropractic medicine, corporate fitness and personal training.
Hiram College educates future nurses to be compassionate caregivers who are clinically competent, ethically grounded and socially and culturally responsible. Hiram nursing students train on campus and off, in facilities and clinical environments that are known to be some of the best in the country.
Hiram's rich liberal arts curriculum ensures that pre-dental majors will be wholly prepared for dental school. In addition to having the science knowledge needed to epass rigorous entry examinations, Hiram College's future dentists will be compassionate caregivers, thanks to the ethical, humanistic and values-based issues they examine at the undergraduate level.
Through the pre-medical studies concentration, students gain what medical schools look for beyond grades and test scores: medical and research experience, diverse interests and community service.
Students interested in becoming physician assistants take coursework in Hiram College’s first-of-its-kind biomedical humanities curriculum. But what does biomedical humanities mean? It’s how you learn the nuts and bolts of health care and how to be scientifically competent. It prepares you to be an ethically grounded, socially aware and compassionate caregiver. Learn to weave art, literature, narrative and film into the study of human diversity, so essential to the art and science of caregiving.
Students need real expertise and experience to be accepted into highly competitive veterinary schools. That’s why Hiram College offers the pre-veterinary concentration for science majors. At Hiram, pre-vet students can pursue hands-on learning opportunities, from shadowing working veterinarians to studying wildlife at the college-owned 500-acre Field Station.
Are you interested in the ways humans and animals think, act, feel and learn? You might be interested in psychology, the science of the mind and behavior. In the psychology degree program at Hiram College, conducting research and getting hands-on experience is just as important as learning theory in the classroom. Faculty members work closely with students to ensure they take the courses needed to meet their individual career goals.
Whether students are interested in the discovering the causes of health problems, how to influence and change behavior, or how to create better policies and programs, Hiram’s public health program offers the flexible curriculum to prepare different career paths. All students complete 4 common core courses. Then, based on their skills, interests, and intended career path, students specialize their major through health courses in other departments. Concentrations within the major include: public health biology, environmental health & sustainability, health communication, and health & fitness.
The Center for Literature and Medicine is the home of a distinctive interdisciplinary program that serves undergraduates, health care professionals and the wider community.