The health studies program prepares students to take an important and meaningful role in the medical field. As a health studies major, you choose between one of three tracks: health administration, health science and health policy. An 18-credit minor is also offered.
All health studies majors take courses in an array of topics from health-based courses to psychology to science to ethics to statistics and more.
The health science program provides the foundation for graduate-level study necessary to pursue physical therapy, occupational therapy, physician assistantship, nutrition, athletic training, exercise science, kinesiology, speech pathology and a wide array of other medical and allied health fields. Coursework includes health studies microbiology, anatomy and physiology and healthcare informatics.
Students in the health administration track can pursue careers in the management of healthcare facilities, wellness centers, and clinics; human resources; home care case management, and more. Courses include healthcare management, healthcare informatics, project management and public policy.
Students in the health policy track can prepare for careers in public policy or law-related to healthcare. They take courses like healthcare in the developed world, healthcare in the developing world, public policy and healthcare informatics.