Photo of Doris RavotasWelcome to Western Michigan University's Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary health services, an academic program developed to fill the needs of 21st-century health care.

Health care is a growing field, and in today's patient- and family-centered environment, in addition to clinicians, many career opportunities are available in direct service, management, marketing, advocacy and other industry roles. The Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary health services is designed for three populations.

  • For students interested in health and human services graduate programs, interdisciplinary health services is excellent preparation. Advisors will help custom build programs to prepare for graduate work. The occupational therapy and physician assistant programs have clearly defined preparatory paths.
  • For those already working in health care who are interested in upgrading their knowledge and abilities with a bachelor's degree, the interdisciplinary focus of the Bachelor of Science in interdisciplinary health services is also a great fit. Previous education in allied health fields may count for credit toward the pre-professional sequence or the professional core within the degree.
  • For students who want to prepare for administrative and other non-clinical positions, the curriculum will introduce the intricacies of today's health care and provide cutting edge skills that are in demand for entry- or mid-level careers in various settings.

Through our program, students gain skills and competencies needed to function effectively in a variety of settings and roles. The program is designed to meet the needs of individual students and help them pursue their unique interests and career aspirations.  

We welcome your interest in the interdisciplinary health services program. Please browse this site to see what is possible with this flexible, innovative program and contact us for further information.


Doris Ravotas, Ph.D.