Health Studies

The Health Studies Program is designed for students who are interested in exploring health-related fields. The program’s interdisciplinary approach provides a strong base of learning across a group of disciplines (biology, psychology, social work, and sociology) directly related to health care services. Students will be introduced to a broad spectrum of health issues including socio-cultural influences on health, health care management and finance, legal and ethical concerns, nutrition, mental health, and medical terminology. 

Sample Health Studies Courses

  • Medical Terminology                                                                                                                       
  • General Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology I
  • Developmental Psychology II
  • Health Care Management
  • Legal, Ethical Aspects of Health Care
  • Field Work in Health Studies I
  • Field Work in Health Studies II
  • Health Care Policy, Politics and Advocacy                                                                                                                            
  • Heredity and Society
  • Foods and Nutrition
  • Violence in the Family                                                                                                                                 
  • Social Problems: Poverty and Discrimination                                                                                                                    
  • Race and Ethnicity
  • Social Class in a Changing Society
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Financial Accounting                                                                                                                          
  • Managerial Accounting                                                                                                                          
  • Business Communication
  • Management of Information Systems
  • Senior Capstone in Health Studies  

Program Outcomes

The curriculum prepares students for administrative positions in hospitals, health departments, health agencies, and the general health care industry. Students will also leave the program well-positioned for graduate study in business, health services research or policy, public health, and health care administration.

Sample Health Studies Career Paths Include:

  • Physical Therapy
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Food & Nutrition Specialist
  • Medical Sales Representative
  • Community Health Education
  • Health Service Manager
  • Teacher/Professor