What will I learn?

A Bachelor of Science (BS) in health management from Wichita State will prepare you to tackle some of the most important challenges in the evolving health care industry. With a focus on the managerial concerns of the field, you'll be equipped to help health care organizations run smoothly — whether your career is in a hospital, long-term care facility or public health organization.

The Bachelor of Science degree in health management establishes a professional degree program that prepares graduates for employment in health care, public health organizations and aging programs/services. Individuals interested in applying the social and business sciences to a career in the health care sector are well-suited for this program. Students complete a health management core curriculum that serves as the foundation and skill set basic to health services delivery, population health assessment and leadership. Additional elective courses in areas related to aging studies, clinical health care management or public health is required. A capstone seminar and health-related practicum (educational work experience) is required. Students are strongly encouraged to choose a minor to complement their career choice. Graduates go on to manage health clinics, senior living communities, quality improvement departments, infectious disease control programs or community health organizations. The BS in health management also prepares students for graduate education in health care administration, public health or aging studies.

Program Learning Objectives

  • Describe the evolution of public health and its roles and issues across local, national and global health systems.
  • Demonstrate ability to use data to promote, protect and assure improved population health outcomes and knowledge.
  • Explain the relationship between health leadership, management and policy.
  • Illustrate the importance of social, behavioral, cultural and environmental factors that impact community health.
  • Demonstrate professionalism and appraise public health ethics, stewardship, social justice and life-long learning.
  • Exhibit oral and written communication skills for diverse populations and environments.

Curriculum

Students complete a health management core curriculum that serves as the foundation to health services delivery, population health, assessment and leadership. You'll choose from one of three concentrations:

  • Aging Studies - Prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions in senior centers, senior living communities, nonprofit or for-profit aging organizations or graduate education in aging studies.
  • Public Health - Prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions in state and local health departments, health-related nonprofit and for-profit organizations or graduate education in public health.
  • Health Administration - Prepares students for a variety of entry-level positions in nonprofit and for-profit clinical health care organizations or graduate education in health administration.

Careers

A degree in health management from Wichita State will give you a broad range of health-related knowledge preparing you for a variety of graduate programs and high-paying careers in settings such as acute-care medicine, community health, long-term care and others.

Which department am I in?

College of Health Professions

Study options

Full Time (120 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$15,800.00 per year
USD $540.27 per credit hour

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Application deadline

1 March 2022, 1 June 2022

Start date

18 January 2022, 6 June 2022, 22 August 2022

Venue

College of Health Professions

1845 Fairmount Street,

WICHITA,

Kansas,

67260, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Applicants must: Be enrolled in, or admitted to, WSU. Have completed, or have plans to complete, the prerequisite requirements. Have an overall minimum GPA of 2.75. For Nursing: Students must have GPA with no grade lower than a 2.0 in any of the specified required courses.

For international students

Students who have completed high school (or will soon graduate from high school) are eligible to apply

English proficiency may be demonstrated in the following ways:

  • Internet-based TOEFL (iBT): 72
  • Wichita State Institutional TOEFL (PBT): 530
  • IELTS Academic or IELTS Indicator overall band score: 6.0
  • PTE Academic: 49

Application deadline: Spring term - Sep 15 (Basic Service), Nov 01 (Standard Service), Dec 01 (Premium Service); Fall term - Apr 15 (Basic Service), Jun 01 (Standard Service), Jul 01 (Premium Service); Summer term - Feb 1 (Basic Service), Mar 01 (Standard Service), Apr 01 (Premium Service)

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

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About Wichita State University

Wichita State is a public university that offers high quality education, affordable tuition, and real-world experience.

  • One of the most affordable research universities in the U.S.
  • Over 225 majors to choose from across diverse colleges
  • Affiliates on campus offer research & job opportunities
  • Scholarship of USD 4,800+ for students with GPA of 3.0

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