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Health Studies

General Emphasis

Becoming a Healthcare Provider
Community Impact
Hands-on Learning
Health Administration
Lab Work
Outreach
Problem Solving
Program Evaluation
Promoting Health
Research
Working Collaboratively
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Occupational Therapy
Pre-Physical Therapy
Pre-Chiropractic

The General Emphasis will provide you with a strong foundation in the field of health and wellness and explore career options along the way. With plenty of elective credits, you can tailor the degree to match your interests or take prerequisites for professional programs (such as physician assistant and pharmacy school).

Learn

Dive into the field of health and learn about human anatomy, medical terminology, healthcare delivery systems, nutrition, disease, and health-related ethics. You’ll also gain skills in effective communication and teamwork.

Grow

Volunteer, job shadow, or intern with our industry partners to gain real-world experience and grow your professional skills. If you are interested in becoming a healthcare provider our Pre-Health Pathway Advisors will help you navigate your career goals.

Health Studies

HIIM Emphasis

Business Leadership
Data Analysis
Data Management
Field-based Learning
Hands-on Learning
Health Administration
Information Technology
Problem Solving
Research
Working Collaboratively

The HIIM Emphasis combines the power of data and healthcare to improve patient outcomes. You will explore the systems and information technology used in the health industry to collect, manage, analyze, and protect data.

Learn

You will take courses that combine business, information technology, management health sciences. Through lab work, you’ll get hands-on experience in managing health information.

Grow

In this data-driven field, it’s important to put your knowledge into practice. Gain experience through internships or volunteering with one of our community partners, from hospitals and clinics to data exchanges and insurance companies – and more!

Health Studies

Science Emphasis

Becoming a Healthcare Provider
Field-based Learning
Lab Work
Problem Solving
Promoting Health
Research
Working Collaboratively
Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Veterinary Medicine
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Optometry

If you are interested in working in healthcare – and possibly becoming a healthcare provider – the Science Emphasis was designed with you in mind! With this degree, you’ll check off a list of common prerequisite courses for professional programs (such as medical and dental school) while also gaining a broad perspective on the field of health.

Learn

Take classes that explore biology, chemistry, healthcare delivery systems, medical terminology, and other foundational topics in health. Along the way, you will gain skills in collaboration, ethical decision making, and research methods.

Grow

Grow your professional skills and gain valuable clinical experience through internships, job shadowing, and volunteer opportunities. We partner with the top regional hospitals, clinics, and health systems to offer real-world learning opportunities. Our Pre-Health Pathway Advisors are here to help support your career goals in becoming a healthcare provider.

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Health Data Management

Minor

Business Leadership
Data Analysis
Data Management
Health Administration
Information Technology
Research

Build the skills necessary to manage health information systems to ensure health data remains private and secure, yet available to those who need it for appropriate care.

Learn

This 21-credit minor includes topics in managing health data systems, medical terminology, healthcare administration, and revenue cycle management.

Grow

This minor serves any student interested in a career in the rapidly growing field of health informatics and information management and is particularly well suited for degrees in health sciences, public health, business, and information technology management.

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Health Data Management

Certificate

Business Leadership
Data Analysis
Data Management
Health Administration
Information Technology
Problem Solving
Research

Discover what makes health data unique and build the skills necessary to ensure quality data is used to make informed decisions in our healthcare system.

Learn

You’ll take six courses for a comprehensive overview of health information management, including data management, medical terminology, healthcare administration, and revenue cycle management.

Grow

This certificate provides you with a foundation in health data content and data integrity to build skills in the management, interpretation, and presentation of data to a variety of stakeholders.

 

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