Pharmacy, Natural & Health Sciences

Global Health

Program Opportunities


The global health perspective fits well with the 21st century global village. Roughly 25 years old, this growing field addresses the challenges of an interdependent world by using a variety of academic disciplines to focus on health issues spanning socioecomic or national boundaries.

The global health major includes health communication, natural sciences, economics, community health work, as well as general training on poverty and global disease, enabling graduates to handle health issues that affect populations and individuals worldwide and at home.


Careers for a Global Health Major

  • Community Health Administrator
  • Community Health Worker
  • Consultant
  • Disaster Relief Support Technician
  • Foundation Executive
  • Health Educator
  • Health Services Manager
  • Nutritionist
  • Peace Corps
  • Pharmaceutical Sales
  • Policy Analyst
  • Program Evaluator
  • Public Health Advocate
  • Research Coordinator


Why Manchester?

The global health program squarely aligns with Manchester’s mission to graduate students who lead principled, productive and compassionate lives that improve the human condition. And while the health sciences are among Manchester’s greatest strengths, the course sequence for this major crosses disciplines into the University’s other core competencies, combining peace studies, economics, social work and communications to satisfy the diverse requirements for preparation to work in this field.


Program Highlights

  • Trains students how to serve those in diverse situations with health care problems.
  • Preparation for entering health care issues at a community or population level by working directly with community people to implement programs or in less-applied, research and policy roles.
  • Augments pre-clinical studies in health care.
  • The required Community Health Work course offers an opportunity for students to become a certified community health worker through the Indiana Community Health Workers Association.
  • Course work includes natural sciences, peace studies, communication studies and economics, with optional courses available in social work, political science, psychology, exercise science/athletic training, philosophy and business. 
  • Experiential learning in a health-related context enhanced by Manchester’s long-running Medical Practicum program and recent membership in the Shepherd Consortium.