School of Nursing and Health Studies

Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies

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Our Bachelor of Arts in Health Studies program provides students with the knowledge and skills to improve the health of individuals and communities.

Learning objectives

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.

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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. Students are encouraged to strengthen their skills while taking our Health Studies classes through internships and study abroad experiences.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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Student stories

Watch the videos below to learn more about how the Health Studies program has helped advance our students' careers and contributed to the health of the community.

   


Health Studies News

Social Justice Through Sustainable Chemistry

Grace-Lasker.jpgThrough education programs with the United Nations and the American Chemical Society, Dr. Grace Lasker is promoting sustainable chemistry, embedded with values of social and environmental justice.

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Meet the HSSA!

Health Studies Student AssociationHealth Studies students began the HSSA in Spring 2020.  Learn more about the Health Studies Student Association!

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Fieldwork During Remote Operations

Phoebe Keryte in AlbuquerquePhoebe Keryte, Health Studies, is finishing her degree remotely, including her fieldwork project.  Keryte, a member of the Navajo Nation, is focusing her project on the mental wellness and overall health of tribal elders.

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