Seton Hall's new Bachelor of Science in Interprofessional Health Sciences (B.S. in IPHS) program provides a flexible course of study that enables students to gain a broad-based understanding of the health sciences field and the many distinct health issues and challenges. Carefully designed to equip students to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the 21st century, this degree combines the benefit of a liberal arts education with pre-professional preparation in health sciences and health management practices.
"The Interprofessional Health Sciences undergraduate program provides students with a strong foundation in the broad and complex subject of health in our world today. We then offer three distinctive concentrations within which students can distinguish themselves," said Nina Capone Singleton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS – CL, interim program director and associate professor in the Department of Speech-Language Pathology. "Students also take a rich set of 27 electives from the larger University curriculum. Each program feature benefits students by making them both well-rounded and career-ready."
Students can choose from three diverse concentrations to match their interest in the health professions:
- Health Sciences Administration and Management
- Exercise Science
- Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Marketing.
Undergraduate students begin their academic journey with relevant Interprofessional Core classes like Introduction to Health Sciences and Health Careers, and later enroll in the Social Determinants of Health and Legal Concepts in Healthcare Delivery courses. Depending upon their concentration of choice, they will graduate prepared to enter the workforce as health managers or coordinators, patient advocates, wellness and fitness coordinators, health data analysts, strength and conditioning specialists, and many other health-related positions.
The B.S. in IPHS program may also provide a solid foundation for graduate work in athletic training, physical therapy, nutrition, nursing, business, public health, physician assistant, health administration and other health- and business-related degrees. The program's electives component makes it a useful complement to those students considering graduate or pre-medical studies. Seton Hall also offers a new 3+2 program — B.S. in IPHS (Exercise Science track) plus M.S. in Athletic Training.
Located in the Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration, along with the Ph.D. in Health Sciences and Master of Healthcare Administration programs, the B.S. in IPHS program features instruction, research, and support by renowned faculty who are dedicated to the success of their students.
"Seton Hall University holds a Carnegie Classification as a research institution. Faculty actively support students' interests in research by having them work in research laboratories as early as Freshman and Sophomore year," added Capone Singleton.
"For the incoming student who is definitely health-focused, the B.S. in IPHS degree program offers both the scope and depth of a curriculum that prepares them for an incredible array of health profession careers, as well as options for further graduate study," said Anne Hewitt, Ph.D., who serves as acting chair and professor for the Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration.
"This new undergraduate program will complement our innovative and contemporary health sciences program inventory while simultaneously advancing our School's emphasis on interprofessional education (IPE) and interprofessional collaborative practice (IPCP)," said Brian B. Shulman, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, ASHA Fellow, FASAHP, FNAP, dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences.
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