Message from the Department Chair

Welcome to the Department of Applied Health Sciences (AHS)!

Dr. Miranda terry

I am very pleased to welcome you to the Department of Applied Health Sciences at Murray State University, where the primary roles of faculty and staff focus on facilitating student success. Our high-quality undergraduate programs include Exercise Science, Nutrition, and Public and Community Health. The Public and Community Health program is offered at the Murray campus as well as the regional campuses (Paducah, Hopkinsville, Ft. Campbell, Madisonville, and Henderson). Each program offers hands-on learning opportunities to prepare students for their respective field of study and are committed to providing the necessary environment leading to student success while attending Murray State and beyond graduation.

The department has active student organizations in each of the undergraduate programs: Exercise Science Club, Student Nutrition Association, and Student Health Educators Association. The Health and Wellness Peer Education program also operates out of our department and is open to all students on campus regardless of major.

The Department of Applied Health Sciences also offers graduate programs in Nutrition and Occupational Therapy. The Master of Science in Nutrition program has two concentrations, with all graduate coursework being completed online. The Master of Science in Occupational Therapy program is located at the Murray State University Paducah regional campus. This program provides hands-on clinical experience opportunities and unique lab experiences at one of Baptist Health's clinics.

I want to invite you to explore this website to learn about the different programs, the faculty and staff, and opportunities available to you as a student. Please let us know if we can be of further assistance in your education and career planning or to arrange a personal visit with our faculty and staff in the Department of Applied Health Sciences.


Dr. Terry's Signature


Miranda Terry, PhD

Interim Chair, Dept. of Applied Health Sciences Murray State University


Contact Us:

Dr. Miranda Terry, Department Chair

Department of Applied Health Sciences

408-B North Applied Science Building

Murray State University

Murray, KY 42071 Phone: (270) 809-5742 Fax: (270) 809-3815