‘MTSU On the Record’ previews new health communica...

‘MTSU On the Record’ previews new health communication concentration

A new academic concentration in health communication that debuts this fall was the focus of a recent “MTSU On the Record” radio program. 

Dr. Natalie Hoskins, assistant professor, Department of Communication Studies

Dr. Natalie Hoskins

Dr. Elizabeth "Betsy" Dalton, associate professor, Department of Communication Studies

Dr. Elizabeth Dalton

Host Gina Logue’s interview with associate professor Betsy Dalton and assistant professor Natalie Hoskins of the Department of Communication Studies first aired Aug. 4 on WMOT-FM Roots Radio 89.5 and

You can listen to their conversation via the Soundcloud link above.

Some of the courses available for students in the new concentration will focus on professional relationships, patient providers, social communication, technology and health care organizations.

Dalton and Hoskins said the curricula will prepare students for a variety of postgraduation fields.

“A student who majors in our discipline has the ability to be flexible in all sorts of career choices, not just communication-oriented fields,” Hoskins said.

WMOT Roots Radio 89.5 FM logo“If they do want to go into a health field, this concentration will prepare them in a way that has them speaking the language of health care so that they will have that option,” said Dalton.

To hear previous “MTSU On the Record” programs, visit the searchable “Audio Clips” archives at

For more information about the radio program, contact Logue at 615-898-5081 or WMOT-FM at 615-898-2800.