Indianapolis is more than the School of Health & Human Sciences’ home. Our state capitol is an academic asset that sets us apart from other universities. From clinical rotations to staging large-scale meetings and events to volunteering with nonprofits, SHHS students take advantage of Indy’s big-city offerings and its small-town feel.
That’s why SHHS students say they study, “where Indy is our classroom.” Students are integrated into the city, learning from practitioners in four of the state’s leading hospitals, leaders of top-tier convention service providers, and managers of mega sporting events. They are immersed in service learning as part of their curriculum, completing required internships, service hours, and clinical rotations. When they matriculate, they do so with more than knowledge gleaned from faculty in the classroom. They also have the beginnings of a professional network and resumes chock full of practical experiences, giving them a distinct career advantage.
SHHS faculty are catalysts for these key community connections. They realize that students need to ease into real-world practice, and they offer opportunities for students to safely study in supervised settings. Coursework and school-led initiatives give students confidence and experience working in groups or one-on-one with clients. Faculty oversee their efforts and ensure client objectives are achieved.