School of Nursing and Health Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

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Our exciting new Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies will provide students with the knowledge and skills to improve the health of individuals and communities.

As part of the program, students will study and apply a range of health concepts. Areas of study include the social and biological predictors of health, policy analysis, health education and community engagement strategies, and global health.

Students are encouraged to strengthen their skills through internships and study abroad experiences.


Career Possibilities

Our Health Studies graduates are ready to enter a wide variety of occupations or get prepared for graduate school or other advanced training. Career possibilities include:

  • Public and global health services
  • Health education and communication
  • Health management and administration
  • Non-profit services
  • Community organizing
  • Mental health/substance use services
  • Environmental and Occupational Health Services
  • Health care outreach and community care
  • Advanced study in Public Health, Nursing, Medicine, Social Work, or other health professions

Health Studies News

Award Winning Artist/Activist: Vicente Rodriguez Fernandez

The School of Nursing & Health Studies, the Social Justice Organizers, and the Comparative History of Ideas Program (@ UW Seattle) are co-hosting guest speaker Vicente Rodriquez Fernandez on Tuesday, 11/8, 3:30 - 4:30 in Discovery 061. Join us in welcoming human rights activist, cartoonist, and screenwriter, Vicente Rodriguez Fernandez, Spanish Romani Activist.

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Free Film Screening: The Invisible Patients

We are proud to present a free screening of The Invisible Patients: Life at the Edges of the Healthcare System.  This will be the Seattle premier of this documentary which was an official selection at the 2016 Heartland Film Festival, Cucolorus Film Festival, and won the Audience Choice Award at the 2016 Indy Film Fest.

 

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Study Abroad in Sardinia: Community Engagement on a Global Level

Associate Professor, Jody Early, co-lead a group of students as they travelled to Sardinia, Italy. The 25 students, from a variety of disciplines, worked with individuals migrating to Sardinia seeking asylum. For the full story, please visit the UWB news page.

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Admissions

Winter 2017: Closed

Spring 2017: Open

Autumn 2017: Opens 12/15/2016


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