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Emporia State School of Applied Health Sciences

Counselor Education, Health, Physical Education + Recreation, Nursing, Psychology

School of Applied Health Sciences

In Emporia State University’s School of Applied Health Sciences, you get the opportunity to put theory into practice so you can build a better future for your community and yourself.

You’ll gain knowledge and skills through hands-on learning opportunities in labs, clinicals, community events and more. And when you’re ready to graduate, degree in hand, you’ll be prepared to start your career or continue on to further education in your field.

Undergraduate Programs

Discover undergraduate majors and programs within the School of Applied Health Sciences.

Graduate Programs

Discover graduate programs in Applied Health Sciences.

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Counselor Education

Counselor Education offers three graduate degrees in Art Therapy Counseling, School Counseling, and Clinical Counseling. Within the Clinical Counseling program, three areas of professional concentration are available: Addiction Counseling, Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and Clinical Rehabilitation Counseling.

Counselor education
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Health, Physical Education + Recreation

HPER prepares students to become qualified professionals in the areas of athletic training, coaching, health and human performance, physical education, sports leadership and recreation.

Health, Physical Education + Recreation


Tracks for traditional students, licensed practical nurses and registered nurse students. Graduates are eligible to take the national licensure examination for registered nurses.

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The Psychology program provides undergraduate study for students who plan either to enter the workforce upon graduation or who want to pursue graduate work in psychology.


Featured Programs

Learn more about some of our featured programs.

Art Therapy

Master of Science

Art Therapy offers several advantages verbal therapy cannot. Through the creation of art, one can express thoughts, feelings, and conflicts that cannot be easily expressed through words. At ESU, you can choose to study for an MS in Art Therapy or select one of our two dual degree programs, combining Art Therapy with Clinical Counseling or Clinical Psychology.

Athletic Training

Master of Science

The Master's of Science in Athletic Training allows students in fulfilling the requirements of the Commission on Accreditation of Athletic Training Education (CAATE). This 47-credit hour program is offered entirely on campus.


Bachelor of Science

Nurses are in high-demand, graduates are eligible to take the national licensure examination for registered nursing (NCLEX-RN) to become registered nurses.

Undergraduate admission application

If you’re ready to join Hornet Nation as an undergraduate, head to the Undergraduate Admissions page.

Graduate admission application

If you’re ready to advance your degree as a graduate student, head to the Graduate Admissions page.