Launched in 2016, the College of Health is Ball State’s newest academic college. Students learn about, from, and with one another in an interprofessional environment, integrating expertise and discovery across health-related disciplines. In education and clinical practice, collaborative teams represent the future of health care, resulting in a more unified, less fragmented system—and better patient care.

Interprofessional Education

Our students will embrace critical thinking, creative problem solving, and lifelong learning. Graduates will become engaged citizens in a diverse world, and be attentive to the health and social justice of a diverse population. Premier educational programs, cutting-edge scholarship, and clinical professional preparation will emphasize health and well-being across the lifespan.

Our College embraces an innovative, collaborative, and interprofessional environment for learning, discovery, and engagement. The learning environment is shaped by core content that enhances understanding of health and well-being throughout the life span. Discovery occurs across the health-related disciplines that comprise the college and readily engages students and faculty in a collaborative manner. Our commitment to interprofessional development and community engagement unites our faculty and students while strengthening our educational programs and serving the needs of the region, state, and nation.

  • Health and Wellbeing throughout the lifespan
  • Interprofessional scholarship
  • Interprofessional education to best prepare students
  • Community engagement for the advancement of evidence-based and best health practices
  • Lifelong learning
  • Unique qualities associated with a diverse population

Statement and Goals

Keeping in line with the College of Health’s mission to embrace an innovative, collaborative, interprofessional/interdisciplinary environment for learning, discovery, and engagement we acknowledge a responsibility to prepare professionals who recognize and reflect the importance of shared experiences of individuals of differing religious, ethnic, and socioeconomic cultures, including those of varying abilities, age, sexual orientation, and gender identification. Moreover, the College of Health is committed to proactively recruiting, supporting, and retaining a diverse college community of faculty, staff, and students.

We aim to accomplish these goals through instructional practices, collegial engagement, and continued reevaluation of the college atmosphere to ensure a sustained commitment towards progress.
These values will be aligned with the College policies and procedures as well as other written documents, and solidified by striving to meet the following diversity objectives:

  1. Foster a climate of inclusivity, equity, and access. (e.g., climate; culture)
  2. Develop diversity recruiting goals for faculty, staff, and students. (e.g., recruitment)
  3. Identify, acknowledge, and support the needs of diverse faculty, staff, and students. (e.g., retention)
  4. Expand diversity awareness, knowledge, and competency for faculty, staff, and students. (e.g., education)
  5. Foster and recognize diversity-related scholarship, teaching, creative pursuits, and service. (e.g., recognition)
  6. Support dissemination of diversity-related scholarship. (e.g., community engagement; public relations)