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Health and wellness

Serve, care, and improve the lives of others

Help people get healthy, contribute to the latest medical research, and make a positive impact on public health. Whether you’re interested in medical school, nursing, bioengineering, community health, dentistry, epidemiology or another career in health care, you’ll find a wide variety of health and wellness programs at IU.
Doctor and students in front of a simulation dummy.
I knew I wanted to be in a Health setting, but I did not want to do clinical. I then looked into Public Health and loved it. I learned so much during my undergraduate in Health Services Management, which made me realize what I wanted as a career.

Mariam Sylla Master’s of public health student, IUPUI

591 majors and degrees to choose from

Explore the range of majors and degrees available for IU students interested in health and wellness.

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  • Biotechnology

    Study this if you want to go on to medical school, work in sales or technical writing, or get a job in life sciences, pharmaceutical or agricultural industries.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
  • Community Health

    Study this if you want to be a community health worker, dietician, nutritionist, teacher, medical or health services manager, or social worker.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
    Columbus
    Fort Wayne
  • Neuroscience

    Study this if you want to go on to medical school or work as a researcher in biotechnology, the life sciences, or the pharmaceutical industry.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
    Northwest
    Southeast
  • Nursing

    Study this if you want to become a registered nurse, licensed nurse, nursing assistant, nursing specialist or instructor.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington
    IUPUI
    Columbus
    East
    Fort Wayne
    Kokomo
    Northwest
    South Bend
    Southeast
  • Speech and hearing

    Study this if you want to become a speech-language pathologist, audiologist, teacher, teacher or healthcare support worker.

    Where you can study

    Bloomington

Profile for Gabriel Doucette

BS in Psychology

While earning his degree through IU Online, Gabriel Doucette completed an internship at Opportunities for Positive Growth, a co-op that assists clients with learning disabilities like autism. Leveraging his background in guitar and vocals, Gabriel was able to work with the co-op’s musical therapist to find music the clients enjoyed and even transitioned therapy sessions to Zoom when COVID-19 required social distancing.

All of this was incredible real-world experience.

Experiential learning opportunities

Get hands-on, real-world experience as you explore your chosen course of study at IU. The opportunities listed below are a sample of what IU students are able to do—check your campus’s school, division, or department for more info.

Researcher in a lab.

IU Simon Cancer Center Summer Research Program—Indianapolis

In this eight-week full-time program, high school and undergraduate students from populations underrepresented in biomedical or behavioral sciences will be paired with a research mentor to learn about research methodology and complete and present a project.

More about the Summer Research Program
Nursing students working in the simulation lab at IU Kokomo.

Clinical nursing simulation at IU Kokomo

Get real-world experience in a low-stakes environment at the St. Joseph Hospital Clinical Simulation Center at IU Kokomo. With four simulation rooms, the center helps nursing students develop skills and learn from mistakes without putting patients at risk.

Find out more about the Clinical Simulation Center