This Practice Area prepares students to work in health care systems and settings, including public health and health promotion programs, as well as in primary care and long-term care settings, hospitals, health-related governmental agencies, community-based health services and health advocacy groups.
Practicing in this field involves working with individuals, families, groups, organizations and communities on issues such as health promotion and disease prevention, health promotion in the workplace, health education, treatment and rehabilitation, building community partners and social support, and/or health reform promotion.
Students in the Health practice area are required to complete the following courses (each course is worth 3 credits):
SW 613 Behavioral, Psychosocial and Ecological Aspects of Health and Disease;
SW 634 Health Care Policies and Services;
SW 699 Social Work Practice in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention.