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About the school

The School of Interdisciplinary Health Programs at Western Michigan University brings together academic programs which focus on core cross-disciplinary, interprofessional competencies needed for effective practice in health care and human services.

The school includes the Bachelor of Science in Interdisciplinary Health Services, which prepares students for several of our master's degrees programs, or, on its own, prepares graduates for a number of careers in health care. In fall 2017, we launch the new Bachelor of Science in Public Health, which prepares graduates for a rapidly growing field. The Master of Public Health launched in fall 2016.

The school is also home to the innovative Center for Gerontology and the Integrative Holistic Health and Wellness programs, both of which offer a graduate certificate and undergraduate minor.

The Peace Corps health preparatory minor, which launched in 2016, provides excellent educational opportunities for students interested in a variety of health and human services professions and careers.


Developing competent, diverse, and compassionate professionals, sought by communities, to improve health and well-being​.


Produce cutting-edge programs of choice that inspire multidisciplinary professionals to shape the future of health and well-being​.


Learner-Centered - Facilitate learning through challenging and effective experiences​

Professional Excellence - Pursuing your best every day​

​Transparency - Communications and decisions are open, clear, and accountable ​

​Healthy Relationships - Mutual respect and attentiveness to the ideas, feelings, and concerns of others as well as a willingness to share one’s own​

​Equity - Sharing in the ownership of our unique and collective experiences and responsibilities​