The Health Ministry Department has as its purpose the preparation of medical missionary evangelists. Students are instructed in the areas of health assessment, treatment of disease by natural methods, and counseling and community health education in nutrition and disease prevention. By studying Christ’s work as the great Medical Missionary, young men and women are trained to develop compassion, sympathy, and competence to stay the progress of disease and relieve suffering in a world that is so much in need. Such work will be a means of directing minds to the truth and will be of great efficiency in the work of gospel ministry.
Individuals desiring to major in this area are required to make formal application to the Health Ministry Department after completing their freshman year. In order to be admitted to the Health Ministry Department major, the student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5, proficiency in both written and spoken English, adequate competency in mathematical skills, and completed reading requirements. The student must also show evidence of emotional stability, physical health, responsible time management, spiritual maturity, adequate interpersonal skills, and a commitment to God and to the health ministry.