Health Sciences

One major, many possible paths

Our Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences allows you to explore a number of health-related disciplines and prepares you for a wide variety of career options.

You will learn how the aging process affects people physically and psychologically - and how society can better serve them - from expert practitioners and nationally renowned scholars.

You will explore the ins and outs of health care systems - both in the United States and across the globe.

You will also discover how disabilities impact society. How rehabilitation organizations are run and how they deliver care. And how proper nutrition and healthcare promotion initiatives can improve overall wellness. And that is just for starters.

As your studies progress, you can choose to keep your focus broad or hone in on a specific area to better prepare for a specific career or graduate school program. It is all up to you!

Description of the video:

You want a degree with options. A degree that focuses on problems and outcomes that are essential for understanding population health, reasons individuals make unhealthy choices and factors outside a person's control that influence his or her health. Service learning that allows you to connect what you learn in the classroom to the communities you serve. With a health sciences major from the School of Health & Human Sciences at IU Fort Wayne, you will explore a number of health-related disciplines that prepare you for a wide variety of career options. You’ll learn how the aging process affects people, the ins and outs of healthcare systems in the United States and abroad, discover how disabilities impact society, and how proper nutrition and healthcare promotion initiatives can improve overall wellness. And you’ll have numerous options on where to take your career. You could work in government relations or as a healthcare liaison, advocate for people who are aging or have disabilities, work in medical device sales, or many more rewarding paths. And with Fort Wayne being one of the largest medical communities in the area, you will have unprecedented opportunities to gain experience through internships, clinicals and volunteer opportunities to hone your classroom skills and help our citizens get more out of life. This is a degree that changes lives, by changing yours.

Experience deep and broad learning on and off campus

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Learn in the commuity

When you participate in one of our community engagement programs, you'll not only hone your classroom skills, but you'll help our citizens get more out of life. You can work with kids, adults, people with disabilities, and more.

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Jump start your career

You will complete a minimum of one internship before you graduate. Your internship coordinator will walk you through the process of connecting with organizations in the community who are eager to work with you.

Participate in research

You don't have to be a graduate student - or even an upperclassman - to take part in a research project. Check with your faculty advisor or Health Sciences professors to explore opportunities and get involved.

Join the Institute for Healthcare Improvement student organization!

Are you interested in joining a student organization with a focus on healthcare? IU Fort Wayne is planning to revive the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) student organization and need students like you for leadership opportunities and to be members of this organization.

Email bopratt@iu.edu to join!