Missouri State University

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Department Mission and Goals

Mission

To be an interactive community of scientific scholars dedicated to exploring an evidence-based understanding of human health and disease.

Goals

  • Provide an interactive scientific environment among faculty and students in cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, biotechnology, physiology, anatomy, nutrition, exercise science, and neuroscience;
  • Provide a scholarly community in cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, biotechnology, physiology, anatomy, nutrition, exercise science, and neuroscience;
  • Offer and support Allied Health programs: dietetics, clinical laboratory science/medical technology, nurse anesthesia, radiography, nursing, gerontology, athletic training, psychology, physical therapy, physician assistant studies and others at the undergraduate and graduate levels;
  • Prepare students academically and technically for biotechnology applications related to human health and disease; and to incorporate evidence- and inquiry-based experiences in each student’s program of study;
  • Provide opportunities for student and faculty involvement in basic, translational, and clinical research;
  • Provide general education science courses in human biology and academic minors that complement other programs of study;
  • Provide quality student support from a group of knowledgeable and dedicated advisors to foster student development through advisement, mentoring, and consultation;
  • Assist emerging Allied Health programs established by the University; and
  • Continue a liaison between the University and professional health care community.
  • Create and maintain an interactive and reciprocal learning experience with scholastic, scientific, and lifelong learning communities.