Patricia E. Green, Associate Dean and Coordinator
The School of Health Sciences and Human Performance is committed to the promotion of interdisciplinary course offerings that teach students the importance of collaboration among professionals in related fields. Increasingly, the health care environment is characterized by multidisciplinary teams employing a case management approach in the area of disease prevention as well as in areas of diagnosis and treatment. A number of courses are cross-listed between departments, such as Seminar: Health Care Teams, which is numbered 620-46000 in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology and 661-46000 in the Department of Therapeutic Recreation and Leisure Services. The course numbered 666-10000 is a first-year seminar designed to introduce students to fields in all departments of the School of Health Sciences and Human Performance.
666-10000 Health Sciences: Foundations and Careers NLA
An overview of the foundation of health sciences and career opportunities in the various fields. The class format includes small-group discussion as well as guest lectures by health science educators. Selected issues related to the professions are also examined. 2 credits. (F,Y)
666-31200 Health Care and Culture LA 1g
An investigation of sociocultural context in the delivery and receipt of health care and rehabilitation services. Students examine, through readings, discussion, and interviews with people in the community, the role of ethnicity, race, religion, and socioeconomic status in shaping the health-related beliefs and behaviors of individuals. Prerequisites: Junior standing.
666-31300 Health Care and Culture: An International Field Experience NLA 1g
An investigation of sociocultural factors in the delivery of health care and rehabilitation services in an international context. Students examine, through experiential learning, discussion, and lectures, the role of ethnicity, race, religion, and socioeconomic status in shaping the health-related beliefs and behaviors of individuals in a selected country. Prerequisites: 666-31200 or permission of the instructor. 1 credit. (Sum,Y)
Health policy studies is a multidisciplinary and interdisciplinary program that offers the opportunity to study policy and cultural issues related to health and health care at the regional, national, and international levels. The major is a broad-based, liberal, and interconnected course of study involving social, political, economic, and cultural research and analyses.
In addition to the required and elective courses in this degree program, students must complete a minor (or double major) of their choice and an eight-week internship in a health policy setting, usually during the summer following the junior year. Graduates of this program are well prepared to serve as policy analysts with government agencies, lobby groups, legislative offices, health facilities, private corporations, international health agencies, health activist organizations, and health policy institutes.
Requirements for the Major in Health Policy Studies -- B.A.
Restricted electives -- select two of the following courses:
Health Promotion Core
Health policy electives --
Select two of the following courses (6 credits)
Required courses outside major department --
In the School of Humanities and Sciences
In the Gerontology Institute
The interdisciplinary minor in health communication is administered by the Division of Interdisciplinary and International Studies and the Health Communication Steering Committee, which consists of one faculty member from each of the following departments: health promotion and physical education; organizational communication, learning, and design; and speech communication. It involves coursework from three schools of the College and is designed to allow any student the opportunity to learn more about the complexities of communication in health care and health promotion.
For more information on this minor, see "Minor in Health Communication."
Open to students majoring in all disciplines except health services administration. This minor includes coursework in both health services administration and business. It is designed for students interested in a focused set of courses that will introduce them to the management issues and skills in health-related organizations. The minor includes a practical field experience in a local health organization and an elective for pursuing a specialized area of interest.
Choose one of the following:
An interdisciplinary minor open to all students. Courses offered by multiple departments across campus are designed to facilitate the study of complementary and alternative health modalities and their history, theory, cultural contexts, economics, and uses to promote wellness and prevent disease. The minor complements the study of any allied health field, and enriches the perspective of any student interested in his or her own well-being and health and medicine as they interact with culture, economics, politics, and science.
At least 3 credits from the following:
At least 3 credits from the following:
A list of approved sites may be obtained through the Office of Experiential Learning (firstname.lastname@example.org).
A. Ozolins, Office of Creative Services, 15. July, 2005