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May 1, 2008

ULM’s Health Studies program celebrates first anniversary May 1

The University of Louisiana Health Studies program celebrated its first anniversary Thursday, May 1, in Sugar Hall, room 156.

The Health Studies program, totaling 83 students after its first year, is a progressive four-year curriculum that prepares students for entry-level management jobs in non-clinical areas of healthcare or entry into graduate programs.

This program begins with two years of guided liberal arts courses, including humanities, mathematics and sciences, on the main campus. Students then take a variety of health study courses during the final two years. Admittance to the health studies program begins with admission to the university. Information can be found at .

The Health Studies program also offers the Healthcare Marketing/Management option online in an accelerated format. The on-campus and online curricula are very similar; however, all health studies courses in the online program are offered in an eight-week accelerated system. The online accelerated method provides limited disruption to a student’s life while maintaining efficient, high-quality education.

Dr. Jessica Dolecheck, department head, mentioned the focused attention that the students receive. “The Health Studies program also offers multidisciplinary learning, a practicum, close ties to a major teaching hospital, and cutting-edge education relevant to healthcare. Students will find a supportive and friendly faculty in the ULM Health Studies Department who are eager to help them succeed in their studies and healthcare career.”

For more information about the Health Studies program, contact Dolecheck at or go to

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