Students in HHS programs required to complete clinical practicum or internship hours at health or social care agencies should be aware of the following:
If you are claiming an exemption for medical or personal/religious reasons as evidence of immunity to, or immunization against, vaccine-preventable diseases the clinical agency may require you to take additional protective measures.
These measures may include wearing a mask or protective face covering at all times, undergoing periodic screenings for infection, or other measures required by the agency.
You must fully understand that if an agency requires employees and students to provide evidence of immunity to or immunization against vaccine-preventable diseases, and additional protective measures are not allowed, you may not be allowed to complete clinical practicum experiences at the agency.
If an alternative clinical experience is not available, you must understand this may prevent you from progressing or graduating in the program.
The Communication Sciences and Disorders program offers an undergraduate curriculum leading to the degree of Bachelor of Science. This four-year curriculum prepares students to serve individuals with communication disorders. Clinical practica are required. Students should plan to pay a lab fee for each clinical course. Students enrolled in clinical practica courses will be subject to a criminal background check. The program also offers curriculum and external clinical practica leading to a Master of Science degree in Communication Sciences and Disorders.
The Health Systems Management undergraduate degree integrates healthcare principles,
management, organization and information systems to produce professionals with knowledge
and skills related to the complex and ever-evolving healthcare industry. The program
includes three academic concentrations designed to fill a wide variety of health-related
The undergraduate social work program is a professional program that has been designed to prepare student for social work practice in rural and small communities. The program is accredited by the Council on Social Work Education and follows a generalist practice model in which students are provided the knowledge and skills needed to work with clients with a variety of social problems on multiple levels.