The HM degree is designed for individuals interested in health care, public health organizations, and aging programs/services. 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. The health care field is enjoying an explosion of career opportunities, with an overall job growth of 29% predicted in the next decade for all health service professions (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics).
The HS degree is designed for students interested in admission to post- baccalaureate clinical programs. Students focus in the basic sciences (clinical program pre-requisites) during the first two years of the program, followed by more focused study in aging studies, clinical health care management and/or public health. Graduates go on to become nurses, physician assistants, physical therapists, pharmacists, medical doctors, etc.
Undergraduate minors are available in the areas of aging studies, health management, health science, and public health. Minors allow students across campus to gain additional specializations in specific academic areas to gain a competitive advantage in the workforce.