Faculty:  Interdisciplinary (BI, CS, CM, EN, PL, PY, SO)

Professor: Dr. Grace Fala

Fala@juniata.edu Ext. 3467

Background Information:

Health Communication is the study of communication as it relates to health professionals and health education. It includes the study of provider-client interaction as well as the diffusion of health information through public health campaigns.

Special programs, facilities, or equipment:

  • Students studying health communication have opportunities to conduct internships in health care, interview a variety of health care professionals, and facilitate service learning projects in the community. Relevant study abroad opportunities are also available.

Programs of Emphasis:

  • Health Communications

Individualized Programs of Emphasis:

  • Student Designed POEs related to health communication have included medical communication, biology and communication, health care and communication, and so forth.

Secondary Emphasis:

  • There are no secondary emphases in Health Communications at this time.

Internship/Research Experiences:

    Internship examples from former Juniata Students

  • Activities Director, Healing Hands Physical Therapy, Pisataway, NJ
  • Human Resource Assistant, JC Blair Memorial Hospital, Huntingdon, PA

  • Marketing & Event Coordinator, Morrison's Cove, Martinsburg, PA

  • Public Relations Assistant, Rehabilitation Hospital , Altoona , PA

  • Public Relations Assistant, Tyrone Hospital , Tyrone , PA

  • Fund Raising & Event Coordinating, WIC Program, Mount Union , PA