The Health Services Management track emphasizes coursework in business, marketing and pharmacy and health care administration.
Potential senior internship projects include experiences working in administrative areas of health care that are coordinated through the CPHS Office of Experiential Education. Senior internship areas of focus include, but are not limited to, health care administration, patient services, public health and the insurance industry. Students who are interested in more research-oriented careers or continuing on to graduate school may also choose to complete a non-laboratory based research project.
The Health Services Management track prepares students for careers or post-graduate work in health care administration, patient services, public health, health care information technology, regulatory affairs, marketing/sales and insurance related to the medical and pharmaceutical industries. Students in the Health Services Management track who have an interest in pursuing health care law may also consider our dual degree program with the Drake University Law School.
With the use of summer school and Jterm as well as using graduate course work to fulfill elective requirements, Health Services Management students are able to complete the four year degree program plus the Master of Business Administration (MBA) or the Master of Public Administration (MPA) in a shorter time period than if they were to complete the two separately.
Students in the Health Services Management track also have the opportunity to study in two new dual degree programs through our partnership with Des Moines University. Students interested in pursuing a career in health care administration can add a Master of Health Care Administration (MHA) to their Bachelor's degree. Students interested in pursuing a career in public health can add a Master of Public Health (MPH) to their degee.