SHPS Scholarships and Awards

Selig Award of Excellence
The Selig Award of Excellence is a prestigious award given to a student attending the University of Michigan-Flint, School of Health Professions and Studies, for exceptional achievement in academics and civic or community engagement.
Established by the Farrehi Family Foundation, the award honors the long-standing and distinguished service of Dr. Suzanne Selig to the University of Michigan-Flint in the fields of Public Health and Health Sciences and her creative contributions to Flint’s public health community.
Recipients of the award will receive $2,000.00 which is solely based on merit. 

Academic Advising

All students have a primary and non-primary advisor based on their declared major. The primary advisor is an advisor in the academic department. The non-primary advisor is an advisor in the Student Success Center (SSC). You should always go to your primary advisor for advising, however you are always entitled to see an advisor in SSC.

To see where you are advised based on your declared major, log in to SIS, click on Student Services tab, Student Records and View Your Academic Advisor.


Health Careers Course Highlights

Introduction to Health Careers (HCR 201)
Overview of health careers including job functions and responsibilities, academic prerequisites; designed to assist students in making appropriate health field career choices. 

Health Care in the United States (HCR 300)
Status, institutions, attitudes and behavior related to health care in the United States.  Delivery of services; evolution, structure and dynamics of health professions.  Personal and institutional aspects of the health care system and their effects on planning, public policy, the sick role, physician-patient relationships, death and dying, the hospital and health care politics.

Introduction to Physical Therapy (PTP 201)
Designed to give students interested in physical therapy as a career an overview of physical therapy and its relationship to other health professions and to aid them in making appropriate career choices.  

Introduction to Professional Nursing (NUR 110)
This course beings the socialization process into the nursing profession and introduces tools to help students become successful in their nursing career.  Course content includes: roles of professional nurses, ANA Social Policy Statement, legal aspects of nursing including licensure requirements, Standards of Nursing Care, Code of Ethics, therapeutic communication, and medical terminology. 

Transcultural Health Care (NUR 369)
Unique interaction of culture and cultural values with health beliefs and the impact these have on the utilization of the health care system.  Leininger’s Theory of Culture Care Diversity and Universality and the Sunrise Model are used as a basis for studying the relationship between culture and health.  The various approaches necessary to provide culturally congruent care are explored. 

Legal and Moral Decisions in Nursing and Health Care (NSC 178)
Examination of components of legal and moral decision making in nursing and health care.  Consideration of clinical case studies with emphasis on self-awareness, values clarification, selected legal, moral and ethical frameworks, standards of professional practice, codes of ethics, state and federal regulations, clinical decision-making, and consequences or malpractice and professional misconduct by nurses and other health professionals. 

Basis Nutrition for Health Care Practitioners (NSC 209)
Basic principles of nutrition science.  Macronutrients and micronutrients are defined, including sources, functions, deficiency states, toxicity states and intake recommendations.  Part two discusses nutrition therapy in diseases in hospitalized and non-hospitalized clients, emphasizing treatment and prevention.  Part three discusses nutrition throughout the life cycle.  Course provides general information in the science of nutrition and translates that information into healthy food choices in both health and disease. 

Health 101 Newsletter

UM-Flint SHPS Catalog

Office of the Registrar

The Registrar's Office provides support for students, faculty, staff and members of the community.  Services include registration, transcripts, course catalog and schedule preparation, enrollment verification, graduation audits, and maintenance of student records.

UM-Flint Registrars Office Website