Alison Spahr

2014 BS in Health Sciences

A motivation to help people drove Alison Spahr to the BS in Health Sciences major, specifically the global health and disease prevention track. 

“I found the global health track very interesting with the focus on disease prevention and healthcare management disparities across the world.”  After graduation, Alison accepted a position with American Specialty Health as a health coach. Each day she works with clients on tobacco cessation, nutrition, weight loss and stress management.  In addition, she is an advocate for her clients with insurance companies and loves it when she can help them receive better benefits.

Alison found that her degree in health sciences provided a strong foundation for her budding career in health care.  “I enjoyed working with the professors and learning about their interest in global research.  It’s a great program with a lot of opportunities for development."