Career Courses

School of Public Health
offers four specially designed courses to help you through the career development process. Each course is designed to meet the unique need of SPH students. Not sure that a class is right for you? Your academic advisor or a career coach can help you make an informed decision.

ELECTIVE CAREER COURSES
SPH-K421 Careers in Helping Professions
2 credits | 8 weeks | Open to any IU student and is well suited to first and second year students
Helping professions are career paths that nurture growth in one or more domains of wellness, including disciplines such as medicine, nursing, allied health, social work, education, fitness, and life coaching. Students learn how their values, interests, personality, and skills align with career options in the helping professions. Focus is on early career development and navigating career resources.

SPH-K 301 Job Search Strategies for Kinesiology Students
1 credit | 8 weeks | Open to students juniors and seniors with declared majors in Kinesiology
Designed to assist junior- and senior-level kinesiology students prepare for their professional endeavors after college. Graduate school and employment tracks help students develop a career plan by tailoring application materials and preparing for interviews, as well as other strategies specific to the fields of healthcare, fitness, and wellness, sport marketing and management, and sport communication.

REQUIRED CAREER COURSES BY MAJOR
SPH-R 312 Career Perspectives & Internship Preparation
Offered by Recreation, Park and Tourism Studies Department for ALL Majors
3 credits | 16 weeks | Open to SPH juniors and seniors with declared majors in Recreation, Park and Tourism

Survey of recreation, park, and tourism services as a career field to familiarize students with concepts related to professionalism and the internship and job search process. Students will practice the process of career planning through self-assessment and exploration of career options and will receive feedback on interview and writing skills.

SPH-F 430 Professional Preparation in Human Development and Family Studies
Offered by Applied Health Science Department for HDFS and Youth Development Majors
3 credits | 16 weeks | Open to SPH juniors and seniors with declared majors in Human Development and Family Studies
Exploration of professional roles and career opportunities in youth and social services fields in preparation for internship requirement, graduate school application, job search, and life beyond graduation. Students will engage in career planning by identifying professional goals, completing personal self-assessments, marketing themselves in writing and in person, and building networking relationships through service learning, job shadows, and informational interviews.