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College of Humanities & Social Sciences

Health and Behavioral Science

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 UHD 2016-2017 academic catalog. Students should meet with a UHD Academic Advisor to develop their own plan.

Aging & Wellness Concentration

Health Care Navigation Concentration


Why I Chose UHD - 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.

Why I Chose The Health & Behavioral Science Degree

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

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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