School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

School of Health Sciences

Academic Advising
3070 Human Health Building
433 Meadow Brook Road
Rochester, MI 48309-4452
(location map)
(248) 370-2369
shs@oakland.edu

Dean's Office
Human Health Building
(248) 370-3562
inhealth@oakland.edu

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Holistic Health

Within the Department of Interdisciplinary Health Sciences, students may choose to pursue a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree with a concentration in Holistic Health. This concentration provides coursework that centers on lifestyle changes and self-care to promote wellness through diet, exercise, mental health and spiritual awareness.

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Curriculum

Course requirements for the B.S. in Health Sciences with a concentration in Holistic Health can be found in the Undergraduate Catalog. Students are encouraged to work with an academic adviser when choosing elective credits, which vary based on career goals.

Career Information

Integrating principles of conventional and alternative practices, our Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Holistic Health can serve as a first step toward a wide variety of employment opportunities in health, including holistic health programs in large healthcare systems, as well as private and clinical holistic care centers.

Job Outlook
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) expects health care jobs to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs. Further, public interest in and professional collaboration with holistic approaches to health continue to increase.

Overall employment of health educators and community health workers is projected to increase 13 percent from 2019 to 2029. Growth will be driven by efforts to improve health outcomes and to reduce healthcare costs by teaching people about healthy behaviors and explaining how to use available healthcare services.

Average Salary
The BLS reports that the median annual wage for community health workers was $42,000 in May 2020, and the median annual wage for health education specialists was $56,500.

Contact Us

Dr. Edward Rohn
Assistant Professor and Coordinator
Interdisciplinary Health Sciences
3099 Human Health Building

ejrohn@oakland.edu

Academic Advising

Nancy Demo

Executive Secretary
3115 Human Health Building
demo@oakland.edu
(248) 364-8673