Our exciting Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies will provide students with the knowledge and skills to improve the health of individuals and communities.
Upon completion of this degree, students will be able to:
1. Identify bio-social-ecological factors that influence health, health equity, and social justice, at the individual and population levels;
2. Analyze the impacts of population level healthcare policies and systems from a local to global perspective;
3. Evaluate health research and health information for the application of ethical and evidence based-practice;
4. Develop as public health leaders and health practitioners prepared to collaborate with communities and institutions to improve individual and population health.
Students are encouraged to strengthen their skills through internships and study abroad experiences.
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
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Health Studies News
Join teams with one of SNHS' Global Community Health Partners, Guatemala Village Health, on a two week service experience. This service-learning course is designed to provide students with hands-on primary care/public health experience in low-resource areas of Guatemala.
Dean Shari Dworkin dicusses the value and impact of mentorship at the School of Nursing and Health Studies (SNHS) in the Fall Newsletter. SNHS embraces mentoring intensively as both an art and a science. Our faculty and staff also deeply engage the mentorship of students and have experienced numerous successes in this arena.
PayScale released its rankings of best schools for Nursing and Health Science Majors by Salary Potential in 2019. The University of Washington Bothell recieves top ranking in public 4-year universities, at #22, in health science and nursing programs.
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