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Division of Allied Health Sciences
I currently work as a Community Health Doula for the maternity outreach program called Speak Life where I work with expecting and new mothers providing them with support, education, and resources. I knew the health science degree was the best fit for me.
-Andrea Zepeda, B.S. Health Sciences, ‘17

Something Bigger than Yourself 

Passionate about the health and well-being of your community? Believe there’s nothing more important than furthering people’s understanding of healthy lifestyles and helping those who are hurting? We’ve got a seat with your name on it in the Division of Allied Health Sciences at Indiana University Kokomo. Here, we believe that life isn’t all about us; it’s about something bigger than yourself.

With a vast array of courses, certificates, degrees, minors, and concentrations, you’ll be able to tailor your course of study in the Division of Allied Health Sciences to fit your personal manifesto. Want to teach the world about proper nutrition? Wake up every morning dreaming about sports, exercise, and fitness? Ready to become knowledgeable on cutting edge, top of the line techniques and strategies to perform the best x-rays and medical imaging possible to help your fellow human? We’ve got you covered.

IU Kokomo student sits with Kindergarteners
 
Kindergarteners at an event
 
Teacher sits with her students

Check out all we have to offer and when you’re ready to hop in and take the next step toward your dream of making the world a better, healthier place, let us know. Reach out to an admissions counselor today.

Assessment information for our undergraduate degrees is available from our Assessment landing page. Note, joint online degrees report assessment separately.

A Lifetime of Success

Student project assists in opioid overdose fight
The Howard County Health Department will involve more community partners in the fight to save lives from opioid overdose, using recommendations from Indiana University Kokomo students. And soon, their ideas may be implemented statewide. While completing a semester-long research project, Angela Coppola’s health program planning students learned that if people receive a free overdose rescue kit at Kokomo Urban Outreach, the Kokomo Rescue Mission dining hall, libraries, churches, bowling alleys, union halls, bars or other places where they feel they won’t be judged, they are more likely to ask for one.
Graduate seeks to help reduce infant mortality rate
A cardboard box — along with prenatal education — can save babies’ lives. Fresh out of college with her health sciences degree, Andrea Zepeda is urging mothers to think inside the Baby Box, as a community health doula for Community Wellness Partners in Cass County. “Not having a safe place to sleep can be fatal for an infant,” said Zepeda, who graduated in December from Indiana University Kokomo. “The box has a padded mat in it, and nothing else, so the baby sleeps in the safest possible environment, and has one less risk factor.”
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: 10/02/2018