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Undergraduate
Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Interprofessional Health Sciences

The Bachelor of Science in Interprofessional Health Sciences (B.S. in IPHS) is a new undergraduate degree major at Seton Hall University. This innovative program has been carefully designed to meet the evolving healthcare needs of the 21st century. Located in the Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration Department, along with the Ph.D. in Health Sciences and Master of Healthcare Administration programs, the program offers three distinctive yet versatile concentrations: 

  • Health Sciences Administration and Management: Students take courses in the foundations of creating and implementing health policy and management, as well as study Healthcare Leadership and Team Dynamics to align with the School’s interprofessional education mission. A Capstone course is part of this concentration, and an internship is offered and strongly encouraged. 
  • Exercise Science: Students take courses such as exercise physiology, exercise program designs for special populations, nutrition, and several others. Other courses are taken with students in the Biology and Chemistry department to align with the School’s interprofessional education mission. An internship is required in this concentration. 
  • Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences Marketing: Students take course such as Health Consumerism and Pharmaceutical and clinical promotions. A Capstone course is part of this concentration and an internship is strongly encouraged. 

This degree will provide a flexible course of study that enables you to gain a broad-based understanding of the healthcare field and a holistic understanding of health issues and challenges. Majoring in Interprofessional Health Sciences prepares you for meaningful roles in the rapidly evolving and complex world of healthcare.

We also offer a 3+2 program – B.S. in IPHS (Exercise Science track) plus M.S. in Athletic Training.

Read more about this new program.

Informational Webinars

Learn more about the new program at an upcoming webinar!

Choose from the following dates:

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, February 7, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, March 14, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.
  • Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 7:30 p.m.

Register here »

If you would like more information, but cannot attend any of these sessions, please contact Interim Program Director Nina Capone Singleton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL at nina.capone@shu.edu.

By the Numbers

  • 4 Year Degree to Enter the Healthcare Workforce
  • 27 Elective Credits to Enrich Your Major
  • 16% Employment Growth in Healthcare Jobs, 2020-30*
  • 3 Cutting-Edge Concentrations to Choose From
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"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 offer three distinctive concentrations within which students can distinguish themselves. They will supplement their concentration courses with a rich set of 27 electives from the larger University curriculum. Each program feature is designed to make students well-rounded and career-ready."

Nina Capone Singleton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS – CL
Interim Program Director and Associate Professor, Department of Speech-Language Pathology

Curriculum

All students who choose IPHS as a major will take a core set of 6 courses (16 credits) alongside their 36 credits of concentration courses.

  • Introduction to Health Sciences and Health Careers
  • Professionalism, Practice and Ethics for Healthcare Professionals
  • Promotion of Health and Wellness in the Health Sciences
  • Statistics and Research in the Health Sciences
  • Social Determinants of Health for the Health Sciences
  • Legal Concepts for Healthcare Delivery

In addition, there are 27 credits of electives that can be used toward developing a minor course of study, a semester abroad or to take their pre-medical study program.

University Core (16 credits)
SHMS college Core (23 credits)
IPHS program Core (18 credits)
Concentration (36 credits)
Electives (27 credits)

Careers in Health Sciences

Students who pursue this degree have a wide array of careers, such as:

  • Athletic Director
  • Brand Management
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Corporate Wellness Coordinator
  • Health Compliance Officer
  • Health Educator
  • Hospital Administration
  • Hospital Quality Assurance
  • Medical and Health Service Management
  • Patient Advocate
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Public Health Administrator
  • Strength and Conditioning Specialist
  • Wellness Program Manager

Source: www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare

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Faculty Listing

The faculty in our internationally recognized research and teaching programs are committed to guiding students to success. Seton Hall is a Catholic University where great thinkers do more than think. They teach.
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Anne Hewitt
Anne Hewitt
Acting Chair and Professor, Department of Interprofessional Health Sciences and Health Administration and Director of the Seton Center for Community and Population Health
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Nina Capone Singleton
Interim Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Interprofessional Health Sciences and Associate Professor, Speech-Language Pathology
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Experience Seton Hall

As one of the country's leading Catholic universities, Seton Hall has been developing students in mind, heart and spirit since 1856. Home to nearly 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students, Seton Hall is a place that nurtures compassionate leaders who are prepared to make a difference in the world.

Seton Hall offers all the advantages of a large research university -a national reputation; challenging academic programs; notable alumni; state-of-the-art facilities; renowned faculty; and extensive opportunities for internships, research and scholarship — with all the benefits of a small, supportive and nurturing environment.

The best way to truly experience Seton Hall is to visit us in person.

Contact Us

Nina Capone Singleton, Ph.D., CCC-SLP, BCS-CL
Interim Program Director
nina.capone@shu.edu