Medical Education

Presently, this program is available only to students enrolling in the combined Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Studies/Master of Occupational Therapy (BSIHS/MOT) track in the Occupational Therapy program. This innovative Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Studies degree provides the knowledge, skills, and course credits needed to progress into a master's in occupational therapy program. Coursework focuses on leadership, science, and occupational therapy along with the general education courses needed to be successful at the graduate level. Admission to the program is offered for fall and spring semesters.

The mission of the Interdisciplinary Health Studies program is to prepare health service providers for advanced studies, leadership roles, and enhanced practice delivery in the rapidly changing and multi-professional world of healthcare.

Program Student Learning Outcomes
Students who graduate with the bachelor's degree in Interdisciplinary Health Studies will be able to:

  • Describe current trends and emerging issues in delivery of healthcare services.
  • Explain the impact of pathological conditions on functional skills.
  • Articulate the healthcare needs of persons of varying ages from different communities, out-patient, and in-patient settings.
  • Apply professional theories, models, and research to clinical practice scenarios.
  • Discuss the role of the healthcare manager in today's healthcare organizations.
  • Discuss expected professional behaviors of the 21st century healthcare provider.