Global Health Pathway

The Global Health Pathway is a concentration available to selected students in the Rueckert-Hartman College for Health Professions who seek a rich, transformative experience learning about and working with diverse populations, whether locally or abroad.

By integrating knowledge with action, Pathway students will gain invaluable insight into contemporary global health issues through course work, as well as global health service learning and clinical experiences in both local and/or international areas – all while satisfying their primary degree program requirements.

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How it Works

Global Health Pathway students apply in the early part of their program. Students will integrate the Global Health Pathway Competencies into their primary degree requirements by focusing on global health issues through coursework, service, interprofessional reflection, local and/or international global health immersions.

The GHP is a largely student-driven, independent study with advising through the Global Health Pathway Committee.

Immersion Experiences

La Puente Alamosa outreach services and students

Alamosa, Colorado

This domestic immersion provides students the opportunity to experience, reflect and respond to the health needs of La Puente guests (and community members) experiencing homelessness, near-homelessness and/or poverty within a rural context.

Students in Ipalamwa, Tanzania

Ipalamwa, Tanzania

Health care professionals from all disciplines will work in Global Volunteers eight bed health clinic in Ipalamwa, Tanzania. The clinic focuses on maternal and child health care and offers services, including health screenings and checkups, to nearly 20,000 citizens, the vast majority of whom are children.

Students in Peru

Huancayo, Peru

In partnership with Regis University, the Catholic Medical Mission Board has built two interprofessional community-based rehabilitation programs as part of their mission to transform the lives of vulnerable women and children.

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Program Framework

The Global Health Pathway is built on student experiences framed within three pillars: Service, Education and Clinical Practice. These pillars help students see health care systems through many lenses to achieve competencies that will transform their work.

Students engage in coursework, service learning and immersion experiences to complete the GHP Competencies through the established assessment process.

Contact GHP

For more information, contact or speak to your admissions representative.

For general questions, call the Administrative Coordinator at 303.458.4978.