With the mounting health challenges facing today’s world, there is an incredible need for well-trained health care professionals in a wide array of fields. Seton Hall University‘s incoming freshmen will be able to enroll in the school’s new Bachelor of Science in interprofessional health sciences program.
Enrollment for the upcoming school year remains open to graduating high school seniors through late August. Transfer students will be considered for admission beginning Fall 2023.
Seton Hall said the program has been carefully crafted to equip students to meet the evolving health care needs of the 21st century. The degree combines the benefit of a liberal arts education with pre-professional preparation in health sciences and health management practices.
“Seton Hall’s new B.S. in IPHS program is designed to equip students with a broad-based understanding of health sciences to address rapidly changing health care issues,” Nina Capone Singleton, interim program director and associate professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology said.
Students will choose from three distinct concentrations — health sciences administration and management, exercise science and pharmaceutical and health sciences marketing — and begin their academic journey with relevant interprofessional core classes, enhanced with a self-selected set of 27 electives from the larger university curriculum. They will graduate prepared to enter the workforce as health managers, patient advocates, wellness and fitness professionals, health data analysts, strength and conditioning specialists, or a multitude of other health-focused positions.
A B.S. in IPHS also provides a foundation for graduate work in athletic training, physical therapy, nutrition, nursing, public health, physician assistant, health administration and other health- and business-related degrees. The program’s electives component makes it a useful supplement for 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.
“This new undergraduate program complements our innovative and contemporary health sciences program inventory while simultaneously advancing our school’s emphasis on interprofessional education and interprofessional collaborative practice,” Brian Shulman, dean of the School of Health and Medical Sciences stated.