School of Health and Behavioral Sciences 2022-2023 Edition

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences offers a diverse selection of academic programs that enable students to explore their individual intellectual interests in disciplines related to health, healthcare, and the behavioral sciences. The educational programs of the School of Health and Behavioral Sciences focus on helping students develop skills that lead to rewarding professional opportunities and careers.

 

Undergraduate Degree Programs

 
The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences offers five undergraduate Bachelor of Science degrees:
 

All School of Health and Behavioral Sciences students complete a business minor and may elect to take additional business courses.*

*Healthcare Analytics students can choose a minor in Business, Arts & Sciences, or Health & Behavioral Sciences

Business minors are available in:

  • Business Administration
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Finance
  • Global Supply Chain Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Information Systems
  • International Business
  • Management
  • Marketing
  • Marketing Analytics
  • Sales
  • Team and Project Management
 

This fully integrated curriculum helps students understand and apply finance, management, and marketing principles, providing practical skills that complement a liberal arts education. Liberal arts students are challenged to expand critical thinking skills, take a global perspective, build intellectual capabilities, and enhance practical skills.

Mission

To prepare the next generation of healthcare professionals and leaders through interdisciplinary experiential education which takes a holistic view of health, human behavior, and wellness.

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences provides a balanced education for every Bryant student in the core areas of health and behavioral sciences, the liberal arts areas of the humanities, social sciences, mathematics, and both the natural and applied sciences, and business.

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences creates and offers advanced programs – minors, concentrations, and majors – that reflect the interests of Bryant students as well as the complexity of the world into which they will graduate. The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences stresses pedagogical approaches that provide students the opportunity to engage in exploration in the worlds of health, healthcare, and behavior, integrating knowledge to solve complex problems and to think clearly in contexts marked by uncertainty.

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences offers degree programs designed to prepare students for advanced study, as well as for immediate entry into meaningful and impactful careers.

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences fosters adherence to the highest standards of ethical and personal conduct and as well as a commitment to social responsibility. The faculty encourage academic excellence both by serving as role models in the best teacher/scholar tradition, and by sharing with students a commitment to diversity and an engagement in research, civic, and professional service.

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences is committed to its faculty and students and strongly supports excellence in teaching, service, scholarship, and creative work.

Program Goals

The School of Health and Behavioral Sciences will:

  • Provide integrated, practice-based pre-medical, health, healthcare, and behavioral science programs offered at the undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Focus on experiential learning opportunities early and often through laboratory work, research, internships, patient care experiences, and shadowing opportunities
  • Offer advanced business and continuing professional education for healthcare professionals and research scientists
  • Develop interdisciplinary programs centered on strong data analytic, financial, management, and strategic skills of healthcare professionals and research scientists
  • Provide leadership training for healthcare providers, scientists, and behavioral scientists
  • Conduct interdisciplinary research and holistic study of the healthcare industry, human behavior, and mental processes
  • Advance outreach and community service activities

School of Health and Behavioral Sciences Program Requirements

The curriculum requirements are designed to assist students in the development of their academic plan. The undergraduate curriculum comprises lower division and upper division courses, integrating liberal arts and business disciplines into a coherent academic program. Inherent in this design is the sequencing of courses that develops a core of foundation and introductory level courses. Thus, the freshman and sophomore years are focused on preparing students for more in-depth study in the upper division courses. In the junior and senior years, students take courses to fully develop their majors, concentrations, and minors, as well as higher level business and liberal arts coursework.

Students work in concert with their advisors – professional academic advisors and departmental advisors – to plan their academic coursework and integrate course sequencing into the many facets of their overall educational plan.

The curriculum requirements for each major/concentration/minor are listed with their respective academic department.

Faculty

Biological and Biomedical Sciences Department Chair

Dr. Kirsten Hokeness

Health Sciences Program Director

Christopher Morse, Professor

Psychology Department Chair

Joseph J. Trunzo

Professor

Brian Blais

Professor

Allison Butler

Professor

Ronald J. Deluga

Professor

Kirsten Hokeness

Professor

Qin Leng

Professor

Christopher Reid

Professor

Joseph Trunzo

Professor

Hong Yang

Associate Professor

Heather Pond Lacey

Associate Professor

Julie Volkman

Assistant Professor

Kristin Scaplen

Assistant Professor

Steven Weicksel

Lecturer

Lindsay Amper

Lecturer

Jennifer Hurrell

Lecturer

Stephanie Mott

Lecturer

Dania Whitaker