Direct Practice: Health Specialization

Pattern of Enrollment

For all patterns of enrollment please see the Mandel School Office of the Registrar’s page on patterns of enrollment.

Health Specialization

The Health specialization prepares social workers for community-based practice with individuals, families, and groups coping with acute and chronic illness in diverse healthcare settings. Particular attention is given to a systems approach that emphasizes the interactions of individuals with their environment. Additionally, the effects of poverty, gender, and minority status on individual, family, and community health are examined.

Policy and service delivery issues such as equitable distribution of resources, access to health care, service reorganization, health policy development and implementation, regulatory strategies, and international health issues are explored in detail. Advanced elective course work permits students to tailor their educational programs to personal learning objectives and career goals.

Field Placement Opportunities

Students complete their advanced field placements in approved field settings that address the health needs of individuals or groups on either an in-patient or out-patient basis.

The Health specialization is offered in the Full time program only.