A great start for pre-med, pre-occupational therapy, pre-physical therapy, speech language pathologist, physician assistant.
Students in this track select HDFS electives that will prepare them to go on for further education in health fields such as nursing, physician’s assistants, medicine, physical and occupational therapy. In addition, it is strongly recommended that students in this track take additional science courses that will prepare them for further healthcare education (as dictated by the particular health field).
Medical Schools look for candidates who:
- Have an understanding of the “whole picture” in interacting with human beings
- Exhibit qualities of compassion, sensitivity & effective relationships with patients of diverse backgrounds
Sources: The Princeton Review, US News & World Report, and medical school websites
Additional resources that you may find helpful can be found through the Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center.
HDFS uniquely helps students hone these qualities by studying human beings’ physical, cognitive and socioemotional development through the lifespan in the context of the most important human environment: families.
- IHDD Certificate Page
- HDFS 4810 Psychosocial Care of the Hospitalized Child and the Family
- HDFS 5130/7130 or 5130S/7130S Therapeutic Benefits of Play