Human health has biological, interpersonal and societal dimensions. It’s no surprise, then, that Dickinson students take health-related courses and perform health research in a variety of disciplines. The health studies program assists students in identifying opportunities to pursue and expand their health interests and obtain hands-on experience both in the laboratory and in the community. Health studies faculty offer a range of perspectives on health so students can examine its complexity and connect it with the arts, the economy, ethics, politics, psychology and society. This is essential background for students with career interests in aid organizations, business and government, as well as medicine, mental health and public health.


We are offering the US-Japan Global Scholars Program for Spring/Summer 2015

Please check out the program to get more information and learn how to apply. It fulfills both the Health Studies internship/research experience requirement and one of the four health-related courses that are required for completing the Health Studies Certificate.

Perry County Health Research with Professor David Sarcone

Professor David Sarcone and his research team made up of students from Dickinson and Shippensburg are mentioned on the Partnership for Better Health's webpage for their research on Perry County health.

Contact Info

Marie Helweg-Larsen
Health Studies Program Coordinator

Meta Bowman
Academic Department Coordinator

Theresa Arndt
Health Studies Librarian


239 W. Louther Street, Community Studies Center
Mailing Address