Bachelor of Science Health Management (HM)

Program Director

Sarah Taylor
Program Details
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The Bachelor of Science Health Management program at Wichita State University prepares graduates for employment in health care, public health organizations, and aging programs/services. Students gain firsthand experience with community initiatives and become proficient in the competencies related to culturally informed health care services, planning and assessing health programs, developing strategies for health promotion, and building advocacy relationships with those who make health policy. Individuals interested in applying the social and/or business perspective to a career in the health care sector are well suited for this program. Students are strongly encouraged to choose a minor to complement their career choice.

Graduates are prepared to manage health clinics, senior living communities, quality improvement departments, infectious disease control programs, or community health education programs. The baccalaureate degree in Health Management also prepares students for graduate education in health care administration, public health or aging studies.

Key Program Features

  • Acquire leadership skills.  Build personal and professional leadership, analytic and administrative skills that allow graduates to serve in a leadership capacity necessary for entry-level managerial positions in the health care sector.
  • Gain hands-on experience. Gain firsthand experience through local community initiatives while completing a practicum in a local health care organization.
  • Establish a network in professional field.  Establish relationships within a spectrum of local health care services such as acute care medicine, public and community health, and long-term care.
  • American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) – The health management program is a member of the ACHE Higher Education Network.

Program Facts

Program Entry Point

Fall and Spring

Program Length

2 years

Study Plan Options

Full-time, Part-time, Evenings, and some courses online

Minimum GPA to apply


Admission fees

A one- time acceptance fee of $50 will be assessed upon entrance to the HM program; the fee is collected by the Registrar’s Office and is paid with the next semester’s tuition.

Professional Association


Students are encouraged to join one of the following professional organizations; American College of Health Care Executives, Kansas Public Health Association, or American Association on Aging.

Practicum Site Information/ Meeting Schedule

Students must schedule a meeting with the Practicum Coordinator and secure their practicum site PRIOR to enrolling in the course.

  • Appointments are scheduled in January and February for Summer & Fall practicum information. Site Deadline: April 1st
  • Appointments are scheduled in August and September for Spring practicum information. Site Deadline: November 1st