Behavioral & Health Sciences

Behavioral & Health Sciences

There will always be a need for professionals who care for people’s wellness. UNI’s graduate programs in behavioral and health sciences prepare you with the skills and knowledge needed to improve the lives of others. Graduate students in these programs have the unique opportunity to:

  • Use theory and best practices to develop solutions to behavioral and health-related challenges.
  • Gain valuable hands-on experience through internships and clinical practicums.
  • Apply skills in the Roy Eblen Speech and Hearing Clinic, the Center for Violence Prevention, or the Strength and Conditioning Lab.
  • Join a network of caring alumni with careers focused on individual and community wellbeing.
6.34%

Average Annual Job Growth

according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS); rate is for national growth.

89%

Employed after graduating

and 8% are continuing their education, as of 2019

45.8K

Average Annualized Salary

of all alumni who graduated in 2019.






















Careers in Behavioral & Health Sciences

What Our Alumni Do

  • Academic Success Coordinator
  • Assistant Recreation Director
  • Assistant Athletic Director
  • Assistant Director of Leadership & Counseling
  • Assistant Coach
  • At-Risk/Guidance Counselor
  • Behavioral Health Therapist
  • Brain Injury Specialist
  • Career Navigator
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Chief Engagement Officer
  • Client Specialization
  • Clinic Coordinator
  • Clinical Mental Health Counselor
  • Clinician
  • Community-Based Case Manager
  • Community Planner
  • Conditioning Coach
  • Counselor Supervisor
  • Development Manager
  • Direct Support Professional
  • Director of Athletic Marketing
  • Director of Basketball Operations
  • Director of Sport Clubs
  • Case Manager
  • Early Intervention Special Education Speech-Language Pathologist
  • Enrichment Aid
  • Family Counselor
  • Family Worker
  • Grief Counselor
  • Group Fitness Director
  • Guidance Counselor
  • HOPES Coordinator
  • K-12 School Counselor
  • Mental Health Clinician / Counselor / Practitioner
  • MSW Care Coordinator
  • Outpatient Clinician
  • Pedatric Social Worker
  • Pediatric Behavioral Health Counselor
  • Personal Trainer and Strength Coach
  • Physical Therapist
  • Psychiatric Social Worker
  • Psychometrist
  • Residence Counselor
  • School Counselor
  • School-Based Mental Health Therapist
  • Service Coordinator
  • Sexual Assault Advocate for Marginalized Populations
  • Site Coordinator / Manager 
  • Social Worker
  • Speech Language Pathologist / Specialist / Therapist
  • Speech Language Pathologist Clinical Fellow
  • Sr. Benefit Analyst
  • Student Activities Coordinator
  • Student Success and Retention
  • Substance Abuse Counselor
  • Support Specialist
  • Wellness Coordinator
  • Youth Care Worker
  • Youth Nutrition Educator
Placement in Behavioral & Health Sciences

Where our Alumni Landed

  • Adaptive Rehab
  • Alliance of Therapy Specialists Inc.
  • AmeriCorps
  • Amerigroup
  • Arbor Place Inc.
  • ATI Physical Therapy
  • Bakari Behavioral Health, Inc.
  • Bass ABA Therapy
  • Blank Children's Hospital
  • Blue Stone Therapy
  • Brain Injury Alliance of Iowa
  • Care Initiatives
  • Carmel Care Center
  • Cedar Valley Counseling
  • Cedar Valley Medical Specialists P.C.
  • Centrex Rehab
  • Children & Families of Iowa
  • Children's Therapy Center
  • ChildServe
  • Clive Behavioral Health
  • Colleges
  • Community Colleges
  • Community Funding and Planning Services
  • Community NeuroRehab
  • Community School Districts
  • Comprehensive Systems Inc
  • Cornerstone Recovery Counseling
  • Corporation for National and Community Service
  • ‌Covenant Family Solutions
  • Discovery Living, Inc
  • Ear Nose & Throat Consultants and Hearing Services
  • Eastern Iowa Family Counseling
  • EFR Employee & Family Resources
  • Elite Edge Transformation Center
  • EMBARC
  • Exceptional Persons Inc (EPI)
  • Family Solutions Services
  • Fusion Medical Staffing
  • HCR Manorcare
  • Heartland Family Service
  • Ignite Sports & Fitness
  • IMG Academy
  • Inspiring Lives
  • Iowa Virtual Academy
  • Key Rehabilitation Inc
  • MercyOne
  • PDCM Insurance
  • Peoples Community Health Center
  • School Districts
  • Select Rehabilitation
  • Select Specialty Care
  • Sharecare
  • State Universities
  • Theraplay Inc
  • UCS Healthcare
  • Unified Therapy
  • UnityPoint
  • Universities
  • US Army
  • Western Home Communities
  • Zach Johnson Foundation