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Interdisciplinary Health Services, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Philadelphia, PA, United States
Interdisciplinary Health Services from Saint Joseph's University is easily one of the fast growing fields in the United States. Rapid changes in demographics, advances in medical technology and medical science have increased the need for more educated, committed and compassionate people to enter this field.
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A major from Saint Joseph's University in Interdisciplinary Health Sercives provides a comprehensive foundation in natural sciences, public health, the health care system and social sciences. You will be introduced to a broad spectrum of health issues including health behavior and management, legal and ethical concerns, environmental influences on health, nutrition, mental health, life cycle health, alternative/complementary medicine and epidemiology. Among the most attractive features of the IHS program is its flexibility to design an individual program based upon your interests and career goals. Students have the option to complete prerequisites needed for graduate programs in health-related fields and to minor in biology, chemistry, psychology, sociology or business.


If you know that you’re interested in the medical and helping professions and are looking for your niche, be it nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech therapy or health administration, the interdisciplinary health services (IHS) program is perfect for you. The curriculum will prepare you for a wide range of health care positions in hospitals, health departments, health agencies, research facilities, schools, and industry.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:
  • Theories of Disease Prevention and Management
  • Helping and Healing: Ethics, Community, and Personal Transformation
  • Seeking a Better Death: Hospice Care
  • Diversity Leadership in Healthcare
  • Planning and Evaluating Public Health Promotion Programs
  • Just Healthcare in Developing Nations
  • Alternative Medicine and Non-traditional Therapies
  • Public Health and Epidemiology
  • Introduction to Autism Spectrum Disorder
  • Applied Behavior Analysis and Autism Treatment

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks.

General Requirements

  • Official Transcripts for all credits earned, Undergraduate and Graduate
  • Official GMAT or GRE scores, test must be taken within the last 7 years
  • Two Letters of Recommendation
  • Professional Resume
  • Personal Statement
  • Application fee of $35.00
  • Official TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE scores, test must be taken within the last 2 years
  • Proof of ability to pay educational expenses from a bank and an affidavit of financial support
  • An official course-by-course evaluation of undergraduate and graduate education

Tuition Fee

  • International

    46570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    46570 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 46570 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Philadelphia

  • 1313 - 2290 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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