“Medical schools want diversity in their population,” Associate Head Advisor Carey Hilbert says. “They like seeing students who aren’t all coming from chemistry, biology and biochemistry. Yes, you need science, but the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) added new emphasis in psychology, psycho-social dimensions of health and medical ethics."
“Asking and identifying what physicians can do to prevent disease, and looking at their patients’ diet and exercise routines is an integral component of how physicians treat their patients,” Kinesiology alumni Ryan O’Neal, BS ’12 says. “Exercise prescription is vital to preventing disease, and having the knowledge gained from a degree from the CPHHS puts an aspiring physician at an advantage when it comes to improving the quality of life for their patients.”