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MSU prepares graduates to make impact in growing health care sector

As there is an increased demand for jobs in the healthcare sector, Morehead State University continues to produce qualified graduates to meet the demand.  

According to the Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education (CPE), the next 10 years will see a 12% increase in healthcare jobs, nearly twice the average of all other job fields in Kentucky. With more than 23,000 new healthcare jobs expected to be created by 2029, universities like MSU will meet the demand by graduating students with the necessary health care degrees and credentials.  

MSU’s programs in biomedical sciences, biology and chemistry help prepare students to attend health professional schools, where graduates are accepted at rates above both state and national averages.  

“The Department of Biology and Chemistry has been preparing students in the health-related fields for years with degrees in biomedical sciences, biology and chemistry, including pre-med, pre-dentistry, pre-physical therapy, pre-physician assistant and more,” said Dr. Charles Lydeard, chair of the Department of Biology and Chemistry.  

MSU’s Department of Nursing also continues to prepare graduates for careers in nursing through various nationally ranked programs and hands-on experience through simulations conducted at the state-of-the-art Center for Health, Education and Research (CHER).  

Morehead State’s imagining sciences programs provide hands-on clinical skills and knowledge needed to pursue exciting, cutting-edge healthcare careers after graduation. Programs include diagnostic medical sonography, computed tomography/magnetic resonance and radiologic science. MSU also offers one of the few online degrees in the country in leadership in medical imaging. 

For students who want to help groups and individuals achieve and maintain wellness, MSU offers a Bachelor of Arts in Health Promotion. This program combines classroom learning with opportunities to gain hands-on experience through laboratory assignments and practicum requirements, giving graduates preparation for careers that focus on health and wellness education. 

For more information on MSU’s biomedical sciences, biology and chemistry programs, visit or contact the Department of Biology and Chemistry at or 606-783-2945.  

To learn more about MSU nursing programs, contact the Department of Nursing at 606-783-2296, or visit

Students interested in programs through MSU’s Department of Kinesiology, Health, and Imaging Sciences can visit, email or call 606-783-2180.