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Division of Allied Health Sciences
My degree is a stepping-stone for many things to come. My goal is to be an executive director and to work with marketing, and my degree will get me where I want to go.
Ashley VanSkyock
B.S. '14, Health Sciences


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Areas of Practice

  • Exercise and Sports Sciences • Health Promotion • Professional Advocate • Practice Manager • Health Insurance Specialist • Environmental Health • Athletic Trainer/Director • Sports Coach • Sports Communication • Marketing • Pharmaceutical Sales • Group Exercise Leader • Sports Psychologist • Public Relations • Nutrition • Physical and Occupational Rehabilitation • Health Coach • Community Health Worker • Personal Trainer
  • Health Educator • Program Coordinator • Codes Diagnoses and Procedures for Reimbursement • Review Medical Records • Research • Ultrasound, Echocardiography, or Vascular Sonography • Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologist • Computer Tomography Technologist • Mammography Technologist • Vascular Imaging • PACS/Department • Management • Registered Radiological Technologist

Types of Employers

  • Hospitals • Nursing Homes • Non-profit Organizations • Universities • Consulting Firms • Clinics • Government • State and Local Health Departments • Behavioral Health Facilities • Fitness Facilities
  • Information Systems Vendors • Rehabilitation Centers • Pharmaceutical Companies • Insurance Agencies • K-12 Schools • Food and Agriculture • Health Care Facilities/Clinics • Medical Billing Companies

A Lifetime of Success

College degree at age 63 gives graduate new hope
Cheryl Ferwerda became a college student at age 58, determined to earn some kind of certification that would allow her to return to the workforce as quickly as possible. “Four hours after I filed for unemployment, I was enrolled in college,” she said. “I wasn’t even sure I could make it through one class. I was living with my mom, I’d been homeless, and I didn’t have a job. I knew how to run the software at my company, but other than that, I didn’t even know how to cut and paste on the computer.” She’s come a long way since that day — Ferwerda, from Marion, graduated from Indiana University Kokomo in May with a Bachelor of Applied Science, focused on health sciences.
Italian student gains M.I.T. degree
After growing up in Rome, then living in Sydney, Australia, and New York City, moving to Kokomo was a bit of a culture shock for Flavio Zampilli. “I’m still looking for skyscrapers,” he said, laughing, but said that he found the right place to enhance his professional skills, earning a bachelor’s degree in Medical Imaging Technology from Indiana University Kokomo. The campus provided the lifestyle he needed to focus on his studies, as well as caring professors in the Division of Allied Health Sciences and staff in the Office of International Student Services who helped him succeed.
Student find mentors in health sciences careers
Ashanti Clark had a vague idea about working in minority health, but wasn’t sure where to place her focus. A day-long trip with Indiana University Kokomo’s Department of Allied Health Sciences helped narrow her choices, when she met with Antoniette Holt, director of minority health for the Indiana State Department of Health. “I feel like I gained a new mentor,” said Ashanti, from Kokomo. “She’s going to guide me more with what I want to do in the future. She helped narrow down my decision making in my career to a specific focus on minorities, chronic health issues, and women.”
New degree focuses on sports management
Indiana University Kokomo now offers a sport and recreation management degree, leading to potential careers including game day operations, sports marketing, product development, and facility management. John Hughey, chairperson of the Division of Allied Health Science, anticipates 25-40 students choosing the major each year. “It’s really driven by students,” Hughey said. “We listened to the students and gave them not just a program they want, but one that leads them to successful careers. I think it’s going to be a well-received degree, not just by athletes, but others who want a career in a sports-related business.”
Last updated: 10/05/2017