Beginning this coming fall, Luther College will offer a new "global health" program. The courses are designed to equip students with the knowledge and skills to improve the health and wellness of people worldwide. The interdisciplinary field will addresses health, health equity and socioeconomic concerns of people around the world.
Students will be trained to understand the complex interactions among social, political, environmental and cultural forces that shape the health status of populations across the globe. They will be encouraged to understand the implications of inequalities domestically and globally and begin to take steps toward positive change.
After students graduate from Luther with a degree in global health, they will be qualified for careers such as health program coordinators or policy analysts in a variety of domestic and international health organizations. They will also be prepared to pursue a master's degree in public health, global health or another health-related field, and have the option to gain further expertise through a doctoral program. All global health majors will be required to take a field study course.