MajorHealth Management

The Bachelor of Science (BS) in health management offers four programs of study: aging studies, health administration, health science and public health. The degree offers a pathway into entry- and mid-level management careers in a hospital or medical clinic, long-term care community or public health organization and serves as a foundation for success in graduate education in health administration, public health or aging studies. 

Learn how health management is the right fit for you.

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Applied learning at Wichita State

At Wichita State, applied learning is everything. In fact, every degree we offer has a guaranteed applied learning or research experience built right into it equipping you with the relevant skills and experience to make you workforce ready before graduation.

Admission to the program

To be admitted into the College of Health Professions, you must first be admitted to Wichita State.

For WSU's admission requirements, and to apply, click the link below.

Inside the Program

Student group works to improve public health during the pandemic

Public health science students collaborated with campus organizations during the COVID-19 pandemic. Senior capstone students worked with Student Health Services during the fall semester on mitigation strategies. In the spring, students created a WSU Partner Point of Delivery (POD) plan for distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine to students and faculty, and  developed peer-to-peer multilingual vaccine information videos.

Students celebrate National Public Health Week annually by volunteering in the community and displaying health educational materials around campus.


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 four 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.
  • 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.
  • Health Science - Prepares students for a variety of professional health care positions providing clinical, laboratory and sales support through government, academic and private organizations.
  • 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.

A departmental honors track is also available for this major.

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Gain a broad view of the health care delivery system and health care management practices to prepare you for entry-level management in a wide range of health services settings including: hospitals and group medical practices, senior living communities, medical sales, insurance companies, health departments, mental health organizations or public agencies.

Explore how health management alumni are contributing to the field every day.

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