This degree program is designed for professionals on the front lines of health care delivery wishing to earn baccalaureate level education to maintain professional certification in allied health professions. Allied health professions are involved with the delivery of health or related services pertaining to the identification, evaluation, and prevention of diseases and disorders, dietary and nutrition services, rehabilitation, and health systems management.
Students of this major acquire knowledge in health disparities, holistic health, health care systems, health care operation management, medical terminology, health care jurisprudence, health care quality, health care ethics, health care leadership, and public health.
Health Care Professional Services graduates have a variety of health care career opportunities as leaders in public and private sectors. Below are a few examples:
Health care is a growing field that enables people to make a good living. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports in May 2020 the median annual wage was $104,280. Employment is projected to grow 32 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations.
The Health Care Professional Services Major requires the following courses and electives. In addition to the courses listed below, many courses will require prerequisite courses prior to registration.
Required Core Courses: 38 Credits
Required Elective Courses: 6 Credits
Total for Major: 44 Credits
Elective Courses – Part I (Choose one course from the following)
Elective Courses – Part 2 (3 Credits)
Academic Accreditation is an assurance of the quality of an academic program. The Higher Learning Commission (HLC) is an independent corporation that was founded in 1895 as one of six regional institutional accreditors in the United States. HLC accredits degree-granting post-secondary educational institutions in the North Central region, including Colorado and 18 other states. The mission of the HLC is to serve the common good by assuring and advancing the quality of higher learning. For more information, please visit the Higher Learning Commission.
MSU Denver’s Health Care Management program is a program member and certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
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Department of Health Professions
Metropolitan State University of Denver
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Denver, CO 80217-3362