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Whether you have years of experience in the health industry or are just starting your career, the UWW Interdisciplinary Studies program will help you finish your bachelor’s degree online with a focus in health studies.
You can tailor your degree with courses in health care administration, health care financial management, health care program evaluation, health politics and policy, community development and health education, health disparities, women's health, health and addiction, holistic health, violence and public health, globalization and health, environmental health, mental health, community nutrition, and more.
- You’re in the Driver’s Seat: Design your own degree concentration through your perfect mix of 100% online courses, and optional blended and on-campus offerings to fit your busy life. Plus, most of our courses are asynchronous, meaning you can complete them on your schedule.
- Accelerate Your Degree: Bring in or earn up to 105 credits for your prior coursework, prior learning, and life and work experience to accelerate your degree, saving you time and money.
- Cross Disciplinary Boundaries: Craft your individualized degree concentration to suit your goals and interests, from taking online courses in business to study health administration, to focusing on online sustainability courses to learn about how food and farming practices are related to global wellness.
- Community College Friendly: Learn about the Mass Transfer Gen Ed Foundation and benefit from our 50-year history of support for community college students.
- Boston Children's Hospital and Mass General Brigham employees: Receive a 10% discount and more. Learn more about how you can benefit from our employer partnerships.
Your Future in Health Studies
With an Interdisciplinary Studies degree with a focus in health studies, you will advance your career in high-demand health professions such as health care administration, health care management, health education, public health, health promotion, health advocacy, health policy, health communication, mental health and substance abuse, health programming, and more.
- $100,980: Median annual wage for medical and health services managers
- 11%: Projected employment growth for health educators and community health workers from 2018 to 2028—much faster than average
- $67,150: Median annual wage for social and community service managers.
Flexible, Cross-Disciplinary Courses
You will study with distinguished instructors from the UMass School of Public Health and Health Sciences, the UMass School of Education, the departments of Psychology and Sociology, and more.
To give you an idea of the types of online health studies and related courses that you could choose from, here is a sampling offered over the past few years.
|PUBHLTH||129||Health Care For All|
|PUBHLTH||160||My Body, My Health|
|PUBHLTH||203||Introduction to Environmental Health Sciences|
|PUBHLTH||223||Introduction to Biostatistics for Public Health|
|PUBHLTH||224||Epidemiology in Public Health|
|PUBHLTH||302||Community Development & Health Education|
|PUBHLTH||323||Public Health Communications|
|PUBHLTH||332||Holistic Health and Healing|
|PUBHLTH||370||Public Health Through the Ages: A History of Public Health Practice in the United States|
|PUBHLTH||372||Maternal and Child Health|
|PUBHLTH||380||Introduction to Health Services Management|
|PUBHLTH||397A||Introduction to Global Health from an Interdisciplinary Perspective|
|PUBHLTH||490M||The Opioid Epidemic|
|SPHHS||150||Great Challenges in Public Health and Health Sciences|
|SPHHS||397E||Public Health Career Preparation|
|BIOSTATS||540||Introduction to Biostatistics|
|EHS||565||Environmental Health Practices|
|EHS||567||Environmental Compliance Regulations|
|HPP||507||Violence as a Public Health Issue|
|HPP||524||Introduction to Health Politics and Policy|
|HPP||525||Ethical Issues In Public Health|
|HPP||560||Globalization and Health|
|HPP||566||Public Health and Childhood Obesity|
|HPP||580||Comparative Healthcare Systems|
|HPP||583||Global Health in the Developing World|
|HPP||597C||Navigating COVID-19 Reopening Pathways|
|KIN||100||Introduction to Kinesiology|
|KIN||110||Human Performance & Nutrition|
|KIN||201||Introduction to Exercise Psychology|
|KIN||236||Neuromechanics of Human Motion|
|KIN||245||Health Fitness Management|
|KIN||247||Physical Activity in Health and Disease|
|KIN||270||Anatomy & Physiology I|
|KIN||272||Anatomy & Physiology II|
|KIN||440||Physical Activity and Public Health|
|NUTRITN||130||Nutrition for a Healthy Lifestyle|
|NUTRITN||140||Nutrition, Health, and Fitness|
|NUTRITN||352||Nutrition in the Life Cycle|
|NUTRITN||430||Nutrition and Metabolism|
|NUTRITN||575||Culture, Nutrition and Health|
|NUTRITN||577||Nutrition Problems in the US|
|MICROBIO||140P||Plagues, Poxes, and Pandemics|
|MICROBIO||160||Biology of Cancer and AIDS|
|HISTORY||264||History of Healthcare and Medicine in the U.S.|
|POLISCI||397P||Health Care Politics and Inequality in the United States|
|POLISCI||397PC||Politics of Health Care|
|PSYCH||391ND||Neurodegenerative Diseases and the Aging Brain|
|PSYCH||391WM||Women's Mental Health|
|PSYCH||480||Intellectual Disability: Concepts and Controversies|
|RES-ECON||121||Hunger in a Global Economy|
|SOCIOL||353||Sociology of Medicine|
|SOCIOL||364||Sociology of Mental Health|
|STOCKSCH||280||Herbs, Spices, and Medicinal Plants|
|STOCKSCH||281||Topics in Herbalism I|
|UWW||350||Experiential Reflections on Health|