New Health Sciences Degree Program Enables Students to Help Grow Healthcare Industry
SMITHFIELD, RI – The College of Arts and Sciences at Bryant University has announced that it will offer a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program starting in fall 2021.
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Building on Bryant’s unique integration of the arts and sciences with business, the new Health Sciences The program will prepare and empower highly qualified graduates to meet the increasing demands of the healthcare industry, which is positioned for future growth.
Six in ten of the most dynamic jobs are related to health care.
the health industry currently accounts for nearly 18 percent of the gross domestic product of the United States. According to Bureau of Labor and Statistics, the health care and social assistance sector is expected to create the most new jobs over the next decade. Six in ten of the most dynamic jobs are related to health care.
“The academic programs and the student experience of our university are closely linked to the needs of the labor market and society as well as to the interests and aspirations of the students.”
“Our university’s academic programs and student experience are closely aligned with the needs of the labor market and society, as well as the interests and aspirations of students,” said Bryant University President, Ross Gittell, Ph.D., economist, management educator, and frequent trade and government policy advisor. . “We are excited to introduce our Health Sciences program and extend Bryant’s real connection to employment opportunities. This connection is exactly why Bryant graduates are in high demand right now and why they are successful and earning one of the highest starting salaries in the country.
The interdisciplinary health sciences program brings together courses in science, communication and psychology to serve as an educational foundation, exposing students to the many facets of health and introducing them to a variety of careers in health care and the professions. related. Combined with Bryant’s signature business training, graduates of the program will be uniquely prepared to excel in health care careers or health-related graduate programs.
“Through this curricular integration, we are breaking down some of the traditional academic boundaries to enable innovation and collaboration that will prepare future leaders and practitioners to solve some of the most difficult problems we face. “
“Through this curricular integration, we are breaking down some of the traditional academic boundaries to enable innovation and collaboration that will prepare future leaders and practitioners to solve some of the most difficult problems we face, ”said Wendy Samter, Ph.D., associate vice president of Bryant.
“There has never been a more important time to launch a program of this nature than now.”
“Our goal is to ensure that students understand the scientific foundations of human health and disease as well as the basic concepts in their field of study, while gaining a holistic view of the healthcare industry, human behavior and communication, ”says Kirsten Hokeness, Ph .D., who is currently Professor and Director of the Department of Science and Technology and Director of the Center for Health and Behavioral Sciences. “There has never been a more important time to launch a program of this nature than now, and we are delighted to add it to Bryant’s academic offerings.
“Students will emerge with a skill set demanded of practitioners, employees and leaders who will be future agents of change who value collaboration, actively contributing in their communities.
“Students will emerge with a set of skills required of practitioners, employees and leaders who will be future agents of change who value collaboration, actively contributing in their communities,” adds Joseph Trunzo, professor and director of the department of psychology and director. center assistant. for health and behavioral sciences.
Whether it is a front-line practitioner treating patients, a researcher looking for vaccine candidates, a psychologist dealing with the impact of the virus on the well-being of the population, a communications expert working to convey messages to the public, or a manager in a healthcare facility. An institution understanding the needs of patients, this program will enable students to navigate the interconnected nature of human health.
Depending on interests and career aspirations, students can choose one of three tailor-made tracks (General Health Sciences, Behavioral Health, and Health Promotion) that will offer the courses required for admission to clinical programs and not senior level clinics as well as jobs in a number of health-related industries. These career-focused tracks merged with dedicated academic mentors and immersive experiential learning opportunities will give students the flexibility to explore different facets of the health-related professions.
Through Bryant’s Health Sciences Program, students will acquire the ability to perform the following tasks:
Analyze socio-economic, behavioral, biological, environmental and other factors that impact human health and contribute to health disparities.
Communicate effectively on a variety of health and healthcare related topics.
Demonstrate knowledge of health science content.
Describe the basic concepts, methods and tools for collecting, using and analyzing public health data.
Design a project that uses the fundamental concepts of program implementation, including planning, evaluation and evaluation to address a public health challenge.
Gain a comprehensive and holistic perspective on health that will prepare them to successfully enter a variety of health-related careers and be accepted into graduate programs.
Full details of the Health Sciences program curriculum and mandatory courses are available here.
For more information on how to apply to Bryant and enroll in the Health Sciences program, please contact the Admissions office at 800.622.7001 or by email [email protected]. Those interested can also contact Professor Hokeness at [email protected].