You are the solution at ASU's College of Health Solutions

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reimagine health and create a better future.


What health problem Pursue your passion with a degree program that prepares you to make a difference. No matter your path, you’ll be part of a solution.

Your program options Biomedical informatics and biomedical diagnostics Leverage data for problem solving and decision making that aids in the detection, diagnosis and monitoring of health and disease.

Health care delivery Make an impact on health and well-being by transforming health systems for patient-centered care. Integrate medical and behavioral health to elevate the quality and coordination of health care.

Health sciences and medical studies Improve health outcomes with an interdisciplinary approach to prevention and care. Prepare for medical or professional school, or make a difference through healthy lifestyles coaching or community health.

Kinesiology, sports and exercise science Promote wellness by understanding the mechanics and movement of the human body and increasing physical activity.

Nutrition Advance health and wellness with an understanding of the physiological process of human nutrition and the nutrients in food.

Population health Reduce disparities to better the health of populations and communities of all sizes. Learn to address public health, social determinants, health promotion, prevention and intervention.

Speech and hearing science Enhance quality of life by focusing on fundamental elements of communication, including hearing, speech, language and neuroscience.

Discover your path to medicine and more. We offer numerous degrees — from medical studies to health sciences to nutrition — to prepare you for medical school or other graduate programs in the health professions. Our pre-health advisors are here to give you the support you need.

do YOU want to solve?

Pursue your passion. Henry Chinyere, BS kinesiology ’19, had an interest in science and a commitment to underserved communities that drove him toward medicine. While at ASU, Henry interned at Sonoran Orthopedic Trauma Surgeons. He volunteered with student organizations, including Arizona Global Health Project, and was a part of the Exercise for Adults with Down Syndrome research program. His advice? “Identify what you are passionate about early on and let that dictate the clubs you become a part of and the extracurricular activities you seek out.” Henry was accepted to two medical schools.

Health impact

YOU know how to cre Your life experience has already taught you about health. Maybe you’ve had a seriously ill family member, dealt with a personal injury or witnessed the struggles people face trying to improve their health. At the College of Health Solutions, every student has the opportunity to leverage their experience and make a real impact on health now and in the future. How will you contribute?

How will you address the systems of health care and people’s health needs? Impact on systems We’re improving the systems and policies that are essential for healthy populations.

How will you optimize health and human performance? Impact on individuals We’re focused on improving health and human function across the lifespan.

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Student involvement

YOU transform Pursuing your passion outside of the classroom enhances your time as a student. Getting involved lets you explore your interests while helping others. Make your college experience the best it can be by doing what you love.

Join student clubs Clubs and student organizations are a great opportunity to make friends, but they also help you explore your interests and get experience in your field. The SunDevilSync website can guide you to student clubs and organizations. Invest your time in one, or branch out and explore many.

Volunteer in the community Whether once a month or weekly, you have an opportunity to make a difference. Tutoring, sorting food and assisting in a hospital are just a few of the many ways you can get involved, which you’ll learn about through your courses or by using VolunteerMatch, a database of local and on-campus offerings.

Lend a hand at SHOW Student Health Outreach for Wellness (SHOW) is a student-led initiative working to provide free health care to vulnerable populations in Maricopa County, including people recovering from substance abuse disorders or experiencing homelessness. Offer your growing expertise through four service areas: the Crossroads Mesa clinic, the Downtown clinic, street medicine in downtown Phoenix or integrated health education programs.

Try new things. Anjali Agrawal, BS health sciences ’17, was president of ASU’s American Medical Student Association pre-health club. She also worked as a medical scribe for a local hand surgeon. Agrawal’s advice to students: “Get involved with student clubs; they exposed me to many different fields within medicine and helped guide my decision to apply to osteopathic medical schools.” Agrawal received offers from all five medical schools with which she interviewed.

Help others. Vivienne Gellert, BS medical studies ’17, is the daughter of two physicians and was on a focused path to becoming a doctor herself. An internship as a medical scribe at a hospital in a low-income area of Phoenix inspired a major change in direction. Driven to help the homeless she saw coming into the hospital, she started a studentrun initiative called BAKPAK that provided local homeless people with a backpack full of basic food and supplies. BAKPAK recipients also attended workshops to refill the backpacks, which established a meaningful partnership based on shared trust between the students and the individuals. She’s since founded Elaine, a nonprofit that provides transportation to underserved populations, and Gellert Health, a health navigation service that assists vulnerable patients in managing complicated health care and social support systems. “You aren’t too young to do anything if you have the passion and drive to see it through,” Gellert says.


YOU discover Research is key to what we do, and we want to get you started as soon as possible. You can contribute to research from the very beginning of your educational experience — another way for you to make a real difference.

Your research opportunities Translational teams Our translational teams are all about impact. You can work with faculty, other students and community members on pressing health problems in our communities, with the intention of getting science out of the laboratory quickly. You’ll develop, apply, analyze and iterate interventions in order to find what works.

Citizen science Citizen science takes place when people assist scientists by getting involved in research projects — large and small. Students help with everything from figuring out what to study to collecting and interpreting data. It’s a great way to learn about research and make a difference. As a citizen scientist, you might take photos to add information on health indicators in an urban corridor, or you could join in nationwide SciStarter modules available in undergraduate courses.

Faculty research No matter the program, we have faculty investigating issues and finding potential solutions to big problems through their research. Many actively recruit students to participate, whether in data collection, working with subjects, distilling information or helping with reporting and communication needs. Pursue research projects that suit your interests.


You can benefit from our commitment to research and initiatives that improve health outcomes, demonstrated by the millions of dollars spent on research each year. These are just a few examples of our efforts that you can get involved in:

Babble Boot Camp Our researchers are investigating whether speech and language disorders can be prevented before they start. They’re creating interventions that encourage cooing and babbling in infants and toddlers for families dealing with classic galactosemia, a disease with a high risk for such disorders.

Adapting goals for life WalkIT Arizona examines if adaptive or static goals better encourage physical activity during the ups and downs of life. One group receives a goal of 10,000 steps per day while the rest get a different step goal each day based on their past progress.

Dental care for kids The National Safety Net Advancement Center aims to improve oral health care for Arizona’s children. The center promotes value-based payment where providers are paid for the outcomes of their work rather than the number of procedures they do.

Project ECHO A revolution in medical education and care delivery, Project ECHO connects health experts to providers in rural and underserved communities to give training in specialty care services. Our faculty share their expertise to amplify local capacity across remote areas of Arizona.

Professional development

YOU experience Build your skills in research, clinical environments and with real clients for your career as a health professional — a rapidly growing field expected to add about 2.4 million new jobs by 2029, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Partnering with the community We have more than 1,000 community partners, including private companies, nonprofits and health organizations, with more joining every year. Our partnerships boost research options, internships, clinical placements and future job offers for your benefit. Significant partners: ∙ Banner Health ∙ Dignity Health ∙ HonorHealth ∙ Mayo Clinic

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Mountain Park Health Center Phoenix Children’s Hospital Phoenix Veterans Health Administration Valleywise Health

Community placements Building competencies and skills for licensure and certification is an essential component of becoming a health professional. We have 375 internships and placements available to you with a special emphasis on opportunities for students majoring in kinesiology and exercise and wellness. Some of your placement options include: ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙ ∙

American Diabetes Association American Heart Association Apple corporate wellness Cigna Healthcare of Arizona Desert Hand Therapy Esperança, Inc.

∙ EXOS ∙ Fischer Institute ∙ Foothills Sports Medicine and Physical Therapy ∙ Greater Valley Area Health Education Center ∙ Verizon Wireless corporate fitness

Never underestimate yourself. Nancy Dominguez, BS nutrition (dietetics) ’17, found her career path after gaining experience as a pharmacy technician. Dominguez completed three associate degrees before starting at ASU. She was the first person in her family to graduate from college and has gone on to pursue a Doctor of Pharmacy degree. “Never underestimate what you can do. Everything is a learning experience,” advises Nancy.

#1 in Arizona Surpassing all other Arizona universities, we have the most graduates accepted to physical therapy schools, as well as to the state’s only accredited doctoral program in occupational therapy at a public university.

Professional development

Dietetic program Becoming a registered dietitian requires completion of specific steps available through our accredited bachelor’s degree in dietetics. Advising and faculty support are there for you along the way. Over the last 10 years, our students have achieved a 96% first-time pass rate on the exam to become a registered dietitian.

Nutrition kitchen and café Gain hands-on learning in our state-of-the-art Nutritional Instructional Kitchens. You might even work at our Kitchen Café, a nonprofit staffed by students as part of a course. You can plan, make and serve breakfast and lunch several days per week while creating healthy menus and working in a kitchen and retail environment with the guidance of faculty and a professional chef.

Speech and Hearing Clinic Located at ASU’s Tempe campus, our Speech and Hearing Clinic serves as a training and research facility for our students. Under the supervision of licensed faculty, graduate students work with real clients to build expertise in assessing and delivering hearing, speech, language, voice and early childhood communication services.

Top speech and hearing programs Consistently recognized by U.S. News and World Report, our Doctor of Audiology program and master’s program in speech-language pathology are ranked among the best in the nation.

Summer programs. Children at Camp CRAVE enjoy fitness activities and cooking lessons. We have a wide range of programs that engage kids and teens in health. Join in as a camp counselor.

Global impact

YOU explore Organizations today place greater value on professionals who are confident working across cultures. We’re committed to integrating a global perspective in education and research. What you learn can carry you far.

Study abroad We offer study abroad programs over academic breaks and summer. Journey to countries like Italy, Denmark or Australia and learn about health and health care around the world on excursions and field trips. Embrace new perspectives, and when you return home, apply what you’ve learned.

Global research You can make a global impact without ever leaving campus. Our faculty research global health issues and develop interventions and methodologies that support the health of populations worldwide. Make your mark by assisting in research efforts that benefit people around the world.

Student services

YOU achieve From arriving for your first day of class to crossing the stage at graduation, we are committed to giving you the support you need to accomplish your goals. We mean it when we say that your success is our success — we take it very seriously!

Advising and academic success Our professional advising staff guides you through your individual academic and career goals every step of the way. From choosing classes to meeting your degree requirements, managing your schedule and connecting you to resources, our dedicated team is here to help you stay on track.

Pre-health advising Getting into a professional school is the goal of many of our students. If your hopes and dreams are to become a doctor, occupational therapist, physical therapist, physician assistant, or you wish to pursue another path to a career as a health professional, take advantage of pre-health advising services, available on all ASU campuses. Learn more at

Academic success Our programs are rigorous, so it’s important that you use the many resources available to you. When you need help with math, science or other subjects, you’ll find assistance through tutoring services, both in-person and online. If it’s writing that is causing you difficulty, all campuses have an on-campus writing center where support is available by appointment.

Career services Regardless of whether you are on a focused path to a career or if you’re still figuring things out, ASU Career and Professional Development Services has something for you. Seek them out for resume assistance, interview prep and career fairs throughout the year.

Scholarships Many scholarships are available exclusively to Health Solutions students. They can be awarded based on merit, financial need or specific academic criteria. Unlike student loans, scholarships do not require repayment. Explore what scholarships you may qualify for at

Keep pushing. Sasha Bayat, BS nutrition (dietetics) ’18, pursued her passion for using food as medicine as a student. During her final semester, Bayat — along with three partners who are also ASU graduates — opened The Bodhi, a fast-casual restaurant that offers healthy options to hungry diners near ASU’s Tempe campus. As a student, Bayat suffered a debilitating stroke and credits support from her professors and the diversity of her ASU environment as helping her get to the finish line. “Every tool that you could possibly imagine is available to you at ASU,” says Bayat. She now supports the education of others by hiring students at her restaurant and is working with an ASU graduate student to achieve a zero-waste goal at The Bodhi.

About us

YOU belong At the College of Health Solutions, you’re part of a tight-knit family that is dedicated to improving health for people and their communities. By studying health, you can do what you love — you can help others.

You can further our mission The College of Health Solutions translates health research and discovery into practice and prepares tomorrow’s leaders to address the challenges facing people and communities to stay healthy, improve their health and manage chronic disease.

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Translational science Collaboration and teamwork Equity and inclusion Agility and accountability Integrity and honesty Health and respect

Your voice has power Students can join our College Council or serve on the college’s Justice, Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Council to advocate for social and cultural issues that aim to improve the health and vitality of our college community — for everyone.

Your Health Solutions family 6,267 undergraduate students 1,229 graduate students 293 Barrett Honors scholars 41% undergraduate students from underrepresented minority populations 174 faculty members

Let’s work together to make good health happen. Step into your health future at

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