Have you ever wondered about a career in the health professions? The employment outlook for health professionals continues to grow. Health and Human Services professions include a wide variety of careers and employment settings.

Make it a Summer of Exploration!

Summer is a perfect time to explore new pathways, especially if you want to learn more about a career, but aren’t ready to commit to a new major or program.    

The following is a list of some of the professional programs at GSU in the Health and Human Services fields, along with some introductory courses you can take this Summer or Fall to learn more. 

Addictions Studies and Behavioral Health

Addictions specialists use a variety of well-established, evidence-based clinical therapies and modalities to address the prevention and treatment issues of individuals facing substance abuse problems. Cheryl Mejta, Department Chair. 
  • ADDS 5100 — Substance Abuse Current Concepts (Online)
  • ADDS 5250-02 — Clinical Applications Stress Empowerment
  • ADDS 5250-03 — Clinical Applications 12 Steps and the Family
  • ADDS 6100 — Psychopharmacology (Summer)

Community Health/Health Science

Community/Public Health Educators develop, plan, implement and evaluate health programs and services in a broad range of places. Joseph Day, Community Health Director.

  • HLSC 5512 — Changing Health Behaviors (Summer) Online
  • HLSC 4130 — Nutritional Pathways (Summer) Online
  • HSLC 3100 — Contemporary Health Issues (Summer) Online

Communication Disorders

Speech-Language Pathologists work in hospitals, nursing homes, schools and private practices with children and adults who have problems with speech, language, hearing or swallowing. Catherine Balthazar, Department Chair.

  • CDIS 2100 — Introduction to Sign Language (Summer and Fall)
  • CDIS 3300 — Introduction to Communication Disorders (Fall)
  • CDIS 3400 — Phonetics

Health Administration

Health Administrators plan and manage the delivery of health care services in a variety of settings, including hospitals, outpatient care centers, long-term rehabilitation centers and managed care organizations. Rupert Evans, Department Chair.

  •  HLAD 5001 — An Introduction to Health Disparities

Occupational Therapy

Occupational Therapists are licensed and registered health care professionals who help restore the health and well-being of individuals in order to promote "Living Life To Its Fullest.®" (Motto of the American Occupational Therapy Association) Catherine Brady, Interim Department Chair.  

  • OCCT 4500 — Intro to Occupational Therapy (Online)
  • OCCT 4400 — Medical Terminology (Online)

Physical Therapy

Physical Therapists are licensed health care professionals who work in a variety of settings and diagnose and treat individuals of all ages with medical problems or other health-related conditions that limit their abilities to move and perform functional activities in their daily lives.  Rebecca Wojcik, Department Chair.

  • PHYT 2320 — Orientation to Physical Therapy (Online — Summer and Fall)



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