|DEPARTMENTS, DEGREES, MINORS, AND GRADUATE CERTIFICATES
We all inevitably will face challenges in our lives -- physical illness or disability, relationship issues, life transitions, emotional crises, career decisions. With a degree in one of our programs, you will be able to help people maximize their potential and make positive changes in their lives!
The Department of Biostatistics offers a variety of statistical consulting, teaching, and collaboration services to the Division of Health Sciences and East Carolina University as a whole. The department offers courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level.
Do you enjoy solving puzzles and problems? Are you interested in medicine but don't want to work with patients? Clinical laboratory science could be the major for you.
A clinical laboratory scientist is an individual who performs and evaluates laboratory tests using a variety of methods. The results of these tests provide the information needed to diagnose disease or monitor treatment.
Speech-language pathologists work with people who have a variety of speech-related disorders. These disorders can include the inability to produce speech sounds or produce them clearly; speech rhythm and fluency problems, such as stuttering; voice quality problems, such as inappropriate pitch or harsh voice; problems understanding and producing language; and cognitive communication impairments, such as attention, memory and problem solving disorders. They also work with people who have swallowing difficulties.
Healthcare is a business, and like every other business, it needs good management to keep it running smoothly, especially during times of change.
The health care environment and the management of health care data have been greatly influenced by the field of informatics and technologic advancements, such as the Electronic Health Record. As a result, federal, state, and regional projections show a real need for professionals with advanced knowledge and training in the principles of health informatics and information management.
Nutrition is an integrative discipline that involves chemistry, biology, physiology, pharmacology, medicine, behavior science and other disciplines. In addition to preparing graduates to become registered, licensed dietitians, nutrition science is a great pre-professional major for careers in medicine, dentistry, veterinary science and the allied health professions.
BS, Nutrition Science
BS, Didactic Program in Dietetics
Many activities occupy our days—we get up and get dressed, eat breakfast, brush our teeth, text a friend, drive the car, check email—but how can we do these things in the face of major health problems? Occupational therapy helps people regain the skills and tools for the job of living.
An athlete with an injury; a senior citizen with arthritis; an infant with a birth defect; an individual recovering from a vascular stroke--a diverse group of people, yet each can benefit in some way from physical therapy. Physical therapists are, in basic terms, experts in function and movement of the human body.
Starting a career as a physician assistant will be one of the most rewarding decisions you'll ever make. Not only is there high demand for qualified PAs, but you'll also work in one of the fastest evolving professions. If you have a genuine desire to help other people and to work as a frontline primary care provider, then you should explore ECU's MS in Physician Assistant Studies.