Interdisciplinary Health Sciences encourages students to examine today’s complex health issues from a variety of perspectives. This degree provides students with a holistic view of health that can be customized for their professional goals and needs. The curriculum is structured to provide students an excellent foundation that can lead to numerous professional and scientific health-based careers. Students may build a customized program addressing their specific interests within three concentration areas.
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Areas of Concentration
Health & Aging
Emphasize the health process across the lifespan with a particular focus on people from young adult to the end-of-life. It also provides opportunities to focus on specific aspects of aging, such as physical activity, nutrition, and communication processes.
Health Behavior Change
Understand the interplay among personal traits, family contexts, social structures, and cultural factors that play a role in healthy lifestyles. This includes developing strategies to implement and evaluate interventions that foster constructive health behaviors.
Develop an understanding of the varied health needs of an increasingly diverse population. Coursework is directed at understanding health in light of several diversity factors including groups who may be marginalized due to poverty or social status.
What Will I do?
The Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program provides excellent preparation for a variety of health-related careers, as well as professional and graduate degree programs.
Our students pursue careers or further study in:
Physical and Occupational Therapy