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DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC HEALTH SCIENCES

About the Profession

Students who obtain a baccalaureate degree in Health Science or Health Management are prepared for a broad range of positions in a variety of settings.

Health Management. Provides graduates with the skills necessary for employment in the business aspect of health care. The degree prepares students with the knowledge, skills, and confidence to contribute to leadership in health-related sectors, such as:

  • Health Care: doctors’ offices, hospitals, laboratories, insurance companies, etc.
  • Aging Services: long-term care communities, senior centers, age-related programming/services
  • Public Health: government and/or non-profit agencies that serve the community or health care industry

Tasks may include: human resources, grant writing, program planning, fund raising, health education, personnel matters, billing, budgeting, planning, equipment outlays, and patient flow.

Health Science. Provides graduates the prerequisite coursework necessary for admission to clinical programs.  This degree is a preferred pathway for students interested in pursuing Nursing, Dental Hygiene, Medical Laboratory Sciences, Medicine, Pharmacy, Physician Assistant, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Chiropractic, etc.
 

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