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Health Services (BS)

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Complete your bachelor’s in about two years in a convenient, online degree-completion program.

Why study health services?

Today, more and more healthcare employers seek candidates with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, especially for management roles. By taking the next step in your educational journey, you can expand your career opportunities, move up the pay scale in your current position or even increase your potential for a promotion.

Why USF for Your Two-Year Health Services Degree-Completion Program?

We designed our online BS in health services for students who already have (or are working toward) a health-related associate degree: With your prior education and work experience as a foundation, you can complete your bachelor’s degree in about two years, while still working full-time.

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Career Outlook & Success

100%

employment rate for USF health services graduates (2019)

15%

increase in demand for health-related occupations through 2029 (BLS.gov)

$44,380

median national annual salary for health technicians and technologists in 2019 (BLS.gov)

Complete Your Healthcare Management Coursework Online

Learn on your time. All of your required and general education classes are available completely online. But online doesn’t mean disconnected: you’ll have access to the same academic and support services as on-campus students.

Your healthcare management coursework will cover topics such as:

  • Healthcare communication
  • Quality management in healthcare
  • Healthcare research
  • Current issues in healthcare

Gain Real-World Clinical Experience Close to Home

After completing your online healthcare management coursework,  you’ll put what you’ve learned into action. During your final semester, you will spend at least 90 hours learning and working alongside other healthcare professionals, honing your skills and making valuable career connections.

We’ll even help you find a practicum site that fits your interests — and is convenient to you. Recent sites have included:

  • Adams Memorial Hospital
  • American Senior Communities
  • Dupont Hospital
  • Fort Wayne Orthopedics
  • Lutheran Hospital and Health Network
  • Parkview Health
  • Prevail Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Southwest Surgical Suites
  • Summit Radiology
  • Townhouse Retirement Center
  • Turnstone Center
  • Steppin’ Up Physical Therapy
  • The Orthopedic Hospital

I combined Surgical Technology with Health Services and earned my degree in 3 years. The flexibility of the online courses made it possible. As a result, I have more options for my career and can go into OR management and education positions

Rachel Lindemulder ’18
Surgical technologist at Dupont Hospital

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What Can You Do With a Degree in Health Services?

Finishing the two-year health services degree-completion program — especially as a follow-up to your associate degree — will give you the versatility to pursue a range of roles and responsibilities in healthcare settings of all kinds:

Possible Position Titles

  • Health Information Manager
  • Assisted Living Administrator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Client Services Administrator
  • Care Manager
  • Case Manager

Possible Employers

  • Hospital
  • Assisted Living
  • Facilities
  • Nursing Homes
  • Private Medical Practice
  • Group Medical Practice
  • College/University

If you’re combining your two-year health services degree with a second area of study, such as radiologic technology or surgical technology, your employment opportunities will expand into those speciality areas.

Where You’ll Find Our Graduates

USF health services graduates start or grow their careers at places like:

  • Ability Therapy, Inc.
  • Adams Health Network
  • Anne Grady Center
  • Beaumont Health
  • DeKalb Health
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Family Life Care
  • Fort Wayne Ortho
  • Indiana Physical Therapy
  • Lutheran Health Network
  • Marion Open MRI
  • Open & Wide MRI
  • Parkview Health
  • Summit Radiology
  • University of Saint Francis

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Whether you know what you want to see, who you want to meet or are just exploring your options, we will personalize your campus visit to fit your needs.

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Academic Plan

An academic plan is a general blueprint showing how one might complete the degree, semester by semester. Get an idea on what each semester could look like.

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