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Nearly 1.4 million jobs in allied health are projected to be available by 2024, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. To help fill this need and create opportunities to change and advance careers in health care, MSU Denver offers an industry-leading bachelor’s degree in Health Care Professional Services.

Health care professionals help decrease disparities in health among diverse populations to create a nation that’s living longer and healthier. With a Health Care Professional Services undergraduate degree, you can play a leadership role in this by preparing to work in health care-related organizations or to pursue graduate-level studies in health care.


Program Options


As a Health Care Professional Services major, you may also be interested in one of the following minors offered by MSU Denver’s Department of Health Professions:

After you earn your bachelor’s degree in Health Care Professional Services, continue your education to further advance your career with an MSU Denver Master of Health Administration (MHA) graduate degree or post-baccalaureate Certificate in Health Data Science.


Benefits of Earning Your Degree at MSU Denver


You may be able to earn your bachelor’s degree in Health Care Professional Services faster by transferring previous academic experience to your degree requirements. Learn more about Prior Learning Assessment or applying course credits from an associate’s degree

During the Senior Experience Internship, Health Care Professional Services majors complete management projects in a health care organization while working with others in a professional health care setting.

The bachelor’s degree program in Health Care Professional Services is supported by MSU Denver’s College of Professional Studies. This means a variety of additional resources dedicated to student success and inclusive excellence are available to you including knowledgeable advisors, qualified faculty, community partnerships and dynamic field placements.


Career Opportunities for Our Graduates


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Work directly in health care settings such as hospitals and clinics or with health-related organizations such as insurance companies, government agencies and nonprofits. With a bachelor’s degree in Health Care Professional Services, you will be qualified to take on a variety of jobs in health care such as these:

  • Business analyst
  • Clinical supervisor
  • Health service manager
  • Human resources manager
  • Logistics coordinator
  • Medical sales executive
  • Project manager
  • Public health specialist

Learn more about Health Care Management career opportunities.


Faculty


Faculty in the MSU Denver’s Health Care Professional Services undergraduate degree program are highly qualified as professionals and practitioners with real-life, industry experience.

Jeff Helton_Health Care Information SystemsJeff Helton

Dr. Jeff Helton has worked 25 years as an executive in the health care industry; leading hospitals, health plans and integrated health systems. He earned his Ph.D. in Health Care Management at the University of Texas, his M.S. in Hospital and Health Administration at the University of Alabama Birmingham, and his B.B.A. in Health Care Administration at Eastern Kentucky University.

 

 

Kevin Zeiler_Health Care ManagementKevin Zeiler

Having worked in numerous capacities in the health care arena, Kevin Zeiler started his career in EMS and continues his passion for educating at MSU Denver. Zeiler's interest in teaching include law, disparities and the financial implications of health care decision-making.

 

 

 

Amy Dore_Health Care ManagementAmy Dore

Dr. Amy Dore is a long-time Roadrunner, graduating from MSU Denver in 1996 with a B.S. in Health Care Management. After that, she earned her Master's of Health Systems from the University of Denver and then her Doctorate of Health Administration from Central Michigan University. When she's not educating the future leaders of the Health Care industry, Dr. Dore enjoys spending time outdoors, photography and spending time with her family.

 

 

Read more about Health Care Professional Services faculty.


Alumni at Work


From paramedics to allied health professionals, Health Care Professional Services majors are advancing their careers in health care with a broad-based foundation of knowledge and skills in the following topics:

  • Global and national healthcare issues, disparities and trends
  • Ethical and legal issues
  • Health promotion and disease prevention
  • Evidence-based practice
  • Health care research
  • Health care systems management
  • Health care quality
  • Holistic health
  • Public health

The Health Care Professional Services bachelor’s degree program at MSU Denver is specifically designed for those who want to enhance their academic and work experience to build an advanced career in health care, whether you’re a seasoned health care professional, you’ve earned an associate’s degree in allied health or you’re new to the health care field.


Sample Classes


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Study current topics and trends in health care. MSU Denver’s Health Care Professional Services undergraduate degree program offers a wide variety of classes to give you options and flexibility in completing coursework that suits your interests and will help you fulfill your health care career goals.

Examples of classes you could take as a Health Care Professional Services major at MSU Denver include the following:

Medical Terminology
Global Health Systems
Holistic Health
Health Disparities in the U.S.
Complementary and Alternative Medical Therapies
Environmental Issues in Public Health
Long Term Care: Managing Across the Continuum
Addiction, Immunity and Infectious Diseases

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