The Health Sciences program takes a multidisciplinary approach to the study of the human body.
Academic focus: Health and exercise science major, biology minor
Location: Townsville, Queensland, Australia
Job: Planning and Educational Officer for Emergency Management at Townsville City Council
Girman studied abroad at James Cook University (JCU) in Townsville during her time at Gettysburg. She returned to the area shortly after graduation, first traveling the country and obtaining volunteer research experience, and later earning her Masters of Public Health with a specialization in Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness at JCU. After working in two roles with Queensland Health, she obtained her current job in her specialized field of disaster management, and even recently became an Australian citizen.
“My experience at Gettysburg, and in particular the opportunity to study overseas, left me incredibly well-prepared to face the ‘real world’ after graduation,” said Girman.
Gettysburg College Health Sciences Prof. Dan Drury authored an opinion piece that appeared in The Patriot News (Harrisburg, Pa.) Sept. 20, calling for a more proactive model for health care that would expand services provided by professionals to help prevent diseases before they require traditional medical attention.