Careers in health and wellness are among the fastest growing occupations worldwide, so the need for well-prepared, broadly skilled professionals has never been greater. The University of Rhode Island has formed the College of Health Sciences to meet this need, bringing together majors and programs connected by a common theme—to make a positive and lasting impact on the health and well-being of people of all ages, adding years to their lives and life to their years.
choose your focus
Want to work on prevention, or improving the non-clinical aspects of health care? You might choose to explore the affects of factors like diet, exercise, or social interactions on physical health and wellness. Or you could make an impact through improving health services, processes and policies. Either way, we’ve got a program for you.
Exercise affects long-term health and well being, and here you can explore innovative ways to get people moving. And that’s just one of your options. You can impact the lives of people with disabilities involving communication or movement. Or work with folks to rehabilitate injuries, and make them stronger.
A healthy mind is the key to a long, full life, and there are many contributing factors, including relationships, communication, diet, exercise, and more. You’ll be able to examine these factors in depth, and across the lifespan, and you’ll have opportunities to observe and interact through our on-site learning labs.
Jarolyn Fernandez ’17 could not be more prepared for a career as a patient advocate. She graduates in May with a triple major in health studies, communication studies and Spanish. But it was her upbringing in Providence as the child of immigrants from the Dominican Republic that has driven her to help people navigate the health care system. More »
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