Health Communication Concentration

The major in Communication with a concentration in Health Communication equips students to understand communication as it applies to various health contexts and to be advocates for themselves and others in health-related experiences.  Health Communication combines the skills, concepts, theories, and processes we talk about in our core communication classes and uses them to advance health and well-being.  Students will emerge ready for successful careers in a variety of fields, such as health administration, public health, crisis and risk management, health education, patient advocacy, care coordination, and other opportunities both within and outside of the health sector.  Students will also be prepared for the option of graduate studies.  Acknowledging the dynamic landscape of health, students will learn critical communication skills by engaging with communication research about health theories, organizations, experiences, relationships, and technology.

What We're Doing

Faculty in the News!

Professors in the Health Communication concentration, Drs. Dalton and Hoskins, discuss the advantages of the program and their own independent research for MTSU News and On the Record. Faculty research helps to add value to students’ experience in the classroom because research helps professors stay current on the topics that they teach, providing students with up-to-date information.

Dr. Dalton and Dr. Hoskins

Building Future Success!

The Health Communication concentration launched in the fall semester of 2020. In May 2021, our first Health Communication graduates earned their degrees. We are so excited to watch the program grow!

Graduate of the Health Communication Program


For information about classes and requirements, click here and click "Requirements."