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Health Services Management
The undergraduate Health Services Management degree prepares students through three emphases:
long-term care administration
private sector, and public health administration. For additional information on careers in health services management, please review the employment outlook information for
Medical and Health Services Managers in the Occupation Outlook Handbook, 2010-2011 Edition
at the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Health Services Management majors must complete a one semester capstone internship experience.
Students start with a foundation of courses in liberal arts and health services management and choose advanced courses related to the chosen career path.
Possible Health Services Management Career Paths include Adapted from 101 Careers in Healthcare Management by Leonard Friedman and Anthony Kovner
Long-term care administration includes a wide spectrum of health care delivery involving the complete continuum of chronic care management and administration including: nursing home, rehabilitation, senior care, palliative care, specialized long-term chronic care, and mental health.
The private sector includes many different types of primary care delivery management and administration. Careers in this track will focus on primary health care delivery in settings such as hospitals, outpatient clinics, physician practice management, managed care, health insurance, and pharmaceutical sales.
The public sector includes all areas of public health management and administration. Career opportunities include public health departments at the local, state, and federal levels; health agencies focused on risk populations such as senior care and Medicaid populations; and environmental health and/or community health agencies.
Please review the Undergraduate Catalog for our program requirements.
For more information about the undergraduate program, email the undergraduate advisor, Stacy Dorsett at SE-Dorsett@wiu.edu