Academics

Health Services Management.

Health Services Management

Program Details

The Health Services Management degree program prepares students for the following career opportunities:

Long Term Care Administration: This discipline includes a wide spectrum of health care delivery involving the complete continuum of chronic care management and administration—nursing home, rehabilitation, senior care, palliative care, specialized longterm chronic care, and mental health.

Private Sector: The private sector includes many different areas of primary care delivery management and administration. Careers in this emphasis will focus on primary health care delivery in settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, physician practices, managed care organizations, health insurance companies, and pharmaceutical sales companies.

Public Sector: This sector includes all areas of public health management and administration. Career opportunities for public health managers and administrators include employment in public health departments at the local, county, state, and federal levels; health agencies focused on at-risk populations such as senior care and Medicaid populations, and voluntary and community health agencies.

Additional Resources

Health Services Management Courses

Please refer to the undergraduate catalog for detailed program information and course requirements.

212 Introduction to U.S. Health Policy. (3) Equips future health services management professionals with a working knowledge of the U.S. health care delivery system. Health policy is analyzed, utilized, and applied in the U.S. health care industry. Prerequisite or Corequisite: HS 211.

314 Health Care Management. (3) Explores management theory and practice as it relates to middle management positions such as department heads and supervisors in hospitals, ambulatory surgical centers, long term care facilities, and other health care organizations. Prerequisite: HSM 212 or permission of instructor.

315 Long Term Care Management. (3) Application of management knowledge in resident care, personal, finance, environment, regulations, and organization specific to long term care facilities. Writing Instruction in the Disciplines (WID) course. Prerequisite: ENG 280 and HSM 314.

470 Legal Aspects of Health Services Management. (3) Equips future health services management professionals with a working knowledge of health law. Provides necessary background on a variety of health care topics, preparing students to deal with common legal and practical problems facing health care professionals. Prerequisites: HSM 314 and junior standing, or permission of instructor.

Contact Information

Department of Health Sciences and Social Work

Dr. Lorette S. Oden, Chairperson
Email: HealthSciences@wiu.edu 
Location: Stipes Hall 402
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1076
Phone: (309) 298-1981

Health Sciences & Social Work Website

Health Sciences & Social Work Directory

College of Education & Human Services (COEHS)

Dr. Erskine Smith, Dean
Email: ER-Smith@wiu.edu
COEHS Email: coehs@wiu.edu
Location: Horrabin Hall 117G
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455-1390
Phone: (309) 298-1690

COEHS Website

Health Services Management Advising

Stacy Dorsett 
Horrabin Hall 91c
Phone: (309) 298-1438
Email: SE-Dorsett@wiu.edu

Brophy Hall