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Health and Human Sciences

The Health and Human Sciences (HHSC) major guides students through a hands-on curriculum exploring the human body and how to optimize its systems. Combining classroom training with state-of-the art laboratory experiences, our students come away with a deep understanding of 

  • preparation for allied health and medical professions
  • chronic disease pathology and prevention
  • use of exercise and nutrition to promote health, well-being, and performance
  • the prevention and treatment of musculoskeletal injuries
  • exercise science
  • kinesiology

By staying abreast of industry trends and requirements with a curriculum that gives equal weight to classroom, research, and internship experience, the HHSC major will give flexibility to students interested in the full range of opportunities in the field, from further education to career success. 


Research in the department ranges from the study of concussions to bone health and more. Students are encouraged to participate in faculty-mentored research to gain valuable hands-on experience and help further the research.


Our faculty are mentors who care about the whole-person education of our students. In addition to full-time academic professors, our faculty includes clinicians and other health professionals actively practicing in the field.


HHSC's state-of-the-art labs and facilities are housed in the Featherston Life Sciences Building, an award-winning building ranked No. 6 for Best Science Lab Facilities in 2023 by the Princeton Review.


In order to support students in their educational and career goals, the curriculum requires every student to complete an internship, bolstering student resumes. In addition, student clubs, peer tutoring, and engaged faculty and staff help ensure success.

Robert Musci, assistant professor of health and human sciences, focuses on the positive correlation between exercise and longevity as people age.
How can we attenuate negative reactions to stress? What stresses people more or less, and what can we do about that?
Fifteen Loyola Marymount University students participated in the regional Southwest American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) conference in Costa Mesa.
The newly formed Health and Human Sciences Society, a student-led organization, celebrated the holidays with an end-of-semester party.

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Why LMU?

Loyola Marymount University’s Frank R. Seaver College of Science and Engineering is committed to strong values with an emphasis on diversity and inclusion. We take pride in admitting students who go on to make a big impact in not just the sciences and engineering but the world at large.

Founded in 1911, the mission of LMU is the encouragement of learning, the education of the whole person, the service of faith and the promotion of justice both on campus and in the Los Angeles community.



What You Can Do With Your HHSC Degree

On and off campus, students have the chance to put their degree into action while earning it. After graduation, health and human sciences majors pursue graduate school and certificate programs as well as entering the workforce as qualified professionals. Take a look at the many paths you can take with your HHSC degree: