The School of Health and Medical Sciences will host the inaugural class of the BS in Interprofessional Health Sciences program this fall

Seton Hall’s new Bachelor of Science in Interprofessional Health Sciences (BS in IPHS) program offers a flexible curriculum that equips students with a broad understanding of the field of health sciences and the many issues and distinct health challenges. Carefully designed to enable students to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs of the 21st century, this degree combines the benefits of a liberal arts education with pre-professional preparation in health sciences and health management practices.

“The interprofessional undergraduate Health Sciences program provides students with a solid foundation in the broad and complex subject of health in our world today. We then offer three distinct concentrations within which students can distinguish themselves,” said Nina Capone Singleton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS–CL, acting program director and associate professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. “Students also take a rich set of 27 elective courses from the broader university curriculum. Every feature of the program benefits students by making them both well-rounded and career-ready.”

Students can choose from three different concentrations to match their interest in health professions:

  • Health Sciences Administration and Management
  • exercise science
  • Pharmaceutical marketing and health sciences.

Undergraduate students begin their academic journey with relevant interprofessional foundation courses such as Introduction to Health Sciences and Careers in Health, then enroll in courses on Social Determinants of Health and Legal Concepts in Health Delivery. health care. Depending on the concentration of their choice, they will graduate and be ready to enter the workforce as health managers or coordinators, patient advocates, wellness and fitness coordinators, data analysts on health, strength and conditioning specialists and many other health related positions.

The BS in IPHS program can also provide a solid foundation for graduate studies in athletic training, physical therapy, nutrition, nursing, commerce, public health, physician assistant, health administration, and other health and business-related degrees. The elective component of the program makes it a useful addition for students considering graduate or pre-medical studies. Seton Hall also offers a new 3+2 program – BS in IPHS (Exercise Science track) plus MS in Athletic Training.

Located in the Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration, with the Ph.D. In the Health Sciences and Masters of Health Care Administration programs, the BS in IPHS program includes teaching, research, and support from renowned faculty who are dedicated to the success of their students.

“Seton Hall University holds a Carnegie classification as a research institution. The faculty actively supports students’ research interests by having them work in research labs beginning in first and second year,” Capone added. Singleton.

“For the incoming student who has a strong health focus, the BS in IPHS degree program offers both the breadth and depth of a program that prepares them for an incredible range of careers in the health professions, as well as options for pursuing graduate education,” said Anne Hewitt, Ph.D., who is interim chair and professor in the Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration.

“This new undergraduate program will complement our inventory of innovative and contemporary health sciences programs while simultaneously advancing our school’s emphasis on interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP),” said said Brian B. Shulman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, FASAHP, FNAP, Dean of the School of Health Sciences and Medicine.

For more information, please visit the program homepage or contact Dr. Capone Singleton at nina.capone@shu.edu.

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