The new College of Health at Ball State University is moving forward. The Ball State Board of Trustees has finalized the academic plan for the college.
Students in the College of Health will be able to earn bachelor’s degrees in counseling psychology, health science, kinesiology, nutrition/dietetics, nursing, speech pathology and audiology, and social work. Master’s degrees will be available in all programs except health science and doctoral degrees will be available in counseling psychology, kinesiology, nursing and speech pathology and audiology.
"Given the importance of health and life sciences to our state and nation, and the importance of STEM education to our students and their future careers, our new College of Health will help establish Ball State’s leadership in this vital field, while setting our students apart in the job market," said Board Chair Rick Hall.
The College of Health will also include 19 clinics, centers or labs. That includes the audiology clinic, which is housed in the Arts and Communication Building as well as the Fisher Institute of Health and Well-Being, which is housed in the Health and Physical Activity Building.
The board of trustees approved the concept of the College of Health in September.
Hall was also re-elected to a second term as board chair. Renae Conley was elected vice chair, Tom Bracken was re-elected secretary and Matt Momper was elected assistant secretary. All officers will serve two-year terms.