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Manchester University adds global health major 

Global health is a growing field that addresses the challenges of an increasingly interdependent world. 

Manchester University is building on its strong reputation as a health science educator by adding a global health major that focuses on health issues in our nation and around the world, spanning not only national boundaries but also socioeconomic ones.

Beginning in this 2018-19 academic year, MU students can major in global health. It incorporates interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary science components, with options for related courses in everything from social work to business.

Global health is a dynamic lens that focuses on the fields of natural science, social science, humanities and management. This forward-looking field enables graduates to deal with health issues that affect populations and individuals here at home, and worldwide.

At Manchester, a major in global health offers the ideal marriage of purpose and mission. The new major’s broad scope provides a wealth of rewarding career opportunities and squarely aligns with Manchester’s mission to improve the human condition.

Careers for someone with a global health major can include community health administrator, community health worker, consultant, disaster relief support technician, foundation executive, health educator, health services manager, pharmaceutical sales, policy analyst, program evaluator, public health advocate and Jeff Osborneresearch coordinator. The major can also form a solid foundation for graduate or professional school.

The Manchester global health course sequence includes disciplines for which Manchester has long been recognized, such as peace studies and conflict transformation. This gives Manchester a unique platform to launch this major offered at only four other schools in the Midwest.

Professor Jeff Osborne is program director for the new major. He also leads the international Medical Practicum and biology-chemistry programs at Manchester.

About Manchester

Manchester University, with campuses in North Manchester and Fort Wayne, Ind., is a northeast Indiana leader in health science education. It offers more than 60 areas of academic study to nearly 1,600 students in undergraduate programs, a Master of Science in Pharmacogenomics, a Master of Athletic Training a four-year professional Doctor of Pharmacy and a four-year dual degree in pharmacy and pharmacogenomics.  Learn more about the private, northern Indiana school at . 

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September 2018