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Health and Behavioral Science Careers

The healthcare sector is expected to grow by 30 percent by 2020, more than twice as fast as the general economy. As a result, the country has an increasing demand for educated healthcare professionals to serve in growing fields such as:

  • Community Health Outreach
  • Healthcare Case Management
  • Social Services
  • Health Education
  • Clinical Research
  • Medical Translation
  • Geriatric Care

​Degree Information

The following four year degree plan is based on the current UHD academic catalog. Students should meet with a UHD Academic Advisor to develop their own plan.

Aging & Wellness Concentration

Health Care Navigation Concentration

Minor Information
Minor in Health & Wellness

Why I Chose UHD and the Health & Behavioral Science Degree - Rognaciano Villalobos

Photograph of HSB student, Rognaciano Villalobos The University embodies my personal commitment to community involvement; there’s always an opportunity to serve on campus and in the community! I also was drawn to the diversity of the student body, the location, and the flexibility of the classes. As a husband and father of two, I needed a place where I could fit classes into my schedule. I served 12 years in the U.S. Marine Corps. It was the best decision I ever made. As a troubled youth, the Corps gave me the stability, structure and motivation I needed to succeed. It also instilled in me a devotion to serving others, which is what led me to the Health & Behavioral Sciences degree. I want to help other vets and civilians get the assistance they need. 

Healthcare Navigation: Careers in Healthcare Service Coordination & Patient Advocacy

Chris McClure Wants to Serve as a Patient Advocate

Photograph of Healthcare navigation student, Chris McClure I was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a kind of cancer that affects the immune system. Since I have been through different treatments and participated in several clinical trials, I realized that sometimes doctors fail at seeing the person instead of the disease they’re treating. I saw a need for support and advocacy in the healthcare system, and I want to be a part of that. 

I chose UHD’s Health & Behavioral Science degree program, to be a voice for patients who might not be able to speak up for themselves. Building on my personal experience, I can speak the language of both doctors and patients, serving as the link between the two.

Aging and Wellness: Careers in Geriatric Care with a Focus on Health and Wellness

Photograph of student, Sarah Leach Sarah Leach Discovers Her Passion for Geriatric Care

I have always had close relationships with the elderly in one way or another. After losing my own parents, I felt a pull toward helping the aged and dying. I believe that the end of life transition should be as respected and revered as birth. I want to join the huge frontier of aging support by growing my small business. I also want to expand upon my studies of statistics and help increase data examining aging people in America.  I want to join the huge frontier of aging support by growing my business.

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Last updated 10/21/2021 5:55 AM