The University of Iowa

Health Studies

Health Studies imageThe curriculum in the area of Health Studies provides for a flexible, interdisciplinary background in health science that allows the student to tailor the curriculum for specific career objectives in health-related fields and industries. At the undergraduate level this study provides foundation courses in the sciences and math, core courses in human anatomy and physiology, physical activity and health, and nutrition. These courses prepare the student for elective courses that can be selected from among a broad range of topics. Students are prepared to work in an ever-growing number of health-related settings, or to continue their studies in graduate or professional programs.

Degrees Available

Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Health and Human Physiology, Health Studies track

Career Options

Depending upon the elective courses that are chosen, students in the area of Health Studies can be prepared to work with individuals, groups, and families in service-oriented positions across a wide variety of public and private health-related settings. A degree in Health Studies, with an appropriate selection of electives, also provides excellent preparation for students interested in advanced health professions programs.

For more information, the Pomerantz Career Center has links on careers related to Health Studies.