Friday, April 22, 2016

Change of Major Application Dates for Fall 2016

Students who are interested in changing their major to Health Science are invited to apply to the major at the end the Spring 2016 semester.   Please note the following key dates for this process.  

Application will open on June 1, 2016*
Application period closes on June 8, 2016 at midnight
Students will be notified of the decision by June 15, 2016 at 5pm

* In order to report Spring 2016 grades, students must fill out the online SOTES for Spring classes so that they are able to see their grades in this timeframe. 

The application will be available online - through the HS Advising Blog from 6/1-6/8.  

Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Health Science Course Scheduling Survey

Dear Health Science Students,

As you may know, with several campus buildings under construction, it has been increasingly difficult to find classrooms during the busiest times of day.

We would like to hear from you about your availability and preferences for the timing of classes so that we can do our best to schedule classes that work for the most people. Please take this survey to let us know your preferences.

We really appreciate your feedback!


Miranda Worthen

Friday, April 8, 2016

Spring 2016 Fieldwork Expo

Are you planning to enroll in 166A Fieldwork Seminar and 166B Fieldwork Practicum next semester, Fall 2016? Do you need to find an internship site for the fall semester? If so, please plan to attend the Fieldwork Expo that will take place on May 13, 2016.

Please Save the Date to attend the Spring 16 Fieldwork Expo:

Date: May 13, 2016

Time: 10:00 am – 11:30 am 
Location: SJSU, Building YUH Room 243
The Fieldwork Expo is a chance for students to:

  • Meet preceptors from many of our internship sites and learn about internship opportunities!
  • Get the application process started before next semester Fall 2016
  • Talk with outgoing student interns about their internship experiences
  • Bring your resume and your 30-second elevator speech on your interests, strengths, and skills
  • Network with health professionals in the field and health science students

If you have any questions about the fieldwork expo this spring please email the fieldwork coordinator.  

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

We wanted to share two great resources with you all!

First, we came across this website at Elon University on the prerequisites for various careers in the health professions and thought some of you might like to look at it. 

The site gives the general guidelines for pursing further eduction in Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Nutrition and lots more. 

This site can give you a basic sense of what programs across the country require of applicants. Many of the courses you would need to take as prerequisites can be taken here at SJSU or at a community college. 

Second, I have just bought two copies of an awesome book called "101+ Careers in Public Health." The book does a great job of describing some of the MANY career options for those entering the public health field with a bachelors, MPH, or further training. There are also really nice profiles of people in various careers. 

You are welcome to come check out the book in my office, SPX 209. I'll leave a copy with the peer advisors, too, and you'll be able to look at it anytime the peer advisors are available.


Dr. Miranda Worthen