MajorHealth Management

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.

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.

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.

A departmental honors track is also available for this major.

View the curriculum

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.

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