Jul 13, 2024  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Catalog 

Health Studies (AHLS, HLTH, NUTR, PHHE)

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Admission to the major in medical laboratory sciences is limited. See “Limited Admissions and Limited Retention Requirements” in the front part of this catalog. 

General Information

The School of Health Studies offers majors in medical laboratory sciences (B.S.); nutrition, dietetics, and wellness (B.S.); and public health (B.S.). In addition, the school offers minors in nutrition, health, and wellness; and public health; and a baccalaureate degree completion program. Students interested in one of the school’s majors or minors should contact the college advising office as early as possible. Failure to do so could result in delayed graduation.

Majors in the School of Health Studies who are preparing for professional practice may be dismissed from a program on the basis of either academic deficiencies or nonprofessional performance. Specific criteria relating to these areas are made known to each student at the time the professional phase of a program is initiated.

A practicum is required for all students majoring in medical laboratory sciences and students pursuing the health and wellness area of study of the nutrition, dietetics and wellness program. An internship is required for all students majoring in public health. Students are advised that they are responsible for their own transportation to and from the practicum or internship facilities and all costs associated with these activities.

Policy on Dismissal 

University policy requires that students be informed of the possibility of being dismissed from practicums, internships, and early field experiences. In the School of Health Studies, such a possibility exists in NUTR 295, NUTR 395, and NUTR 497. A statement of grounds for dismissal is available from the coordinator of each internship. 

Health Studies Faculty

Jeanne M. Isabel, Ed.D., Northern Illinois University, associate professor, chair
Sheila Barrett, Ph.D., Florida International University, associate professor
Rouzbeh Chegeni, Ph.D., Tarbiat Modares University, assistant professor
Carolinda Douglass, Ph.D., RAND Graduate School of Policy Studies, professor emerita
Jennifer Gray, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Chicago, professor
Lynn Herrmann, Ph.D., University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, associate professor
M. Courtney Hughes, Ph.D., University of Washington, associate professor
Rana Jaber, Ph.D., Florida International University, assistant professor  
Arlene Keddie, Ph.D., University of Texas, associate professor 
Jinsook Kim, Ph.D., University of California-Los Angeles, professor 
Judith Lukaszuk, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, professor
Henna Muzaffar, Ph.D., University of Illinois, assistant professor
Kunal Patel, DrPH, University of Alabama-Birmingham, assistant professor
Julie Patterson, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison, assistant professor
Tomoyuki Shibata, Ph.D., University of Miami, professor 
Masih Shokrani, Ph.D., Meharry Medical College, professor

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