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Health Science

Health Science, Healthcare Management

  • Major

Preparing you for careers in the health care industry.


The demand for well-educated health care managers and other allied health professionals is on the rise.

McPherson College's Health Science program offers majors in Health Science and Healthcare Management for students interested in areas of allied health such as behavioral health, public health, community health and healthcare management.

Students will have the opportunity to discover their career path through various field placements.



McPherson College is selecting ten new Health Science Scholars who will receive $25,000 annually in scholarships to be part of this groundbreaking program. Health Science Scholars will commit to participating in the development of signature outreach programs with McPherson Hospital and the community, and will be guaranteed one internship per year.

Scholarship Inquiry


  • Health Science

    The health science major is ideal for students interested in pursuing health care careers in a variety of settings. It provides excellent pre-professional preparation for students interested in pursuing graduate projects leading to positions in allied health fields. Students who are interested in health care but are still deciding on an area of interest may want to consider this option. Students will also have an opportunity to combine this major with certificate programs in areas such as radiology, lab tech, or others.

  • Healthcare Management

    Whether you are a new freshman wanting to pursue a career in the health care industry or someone with an associate's or certificate seeking a bachelor's degree this program is good for those interested in leading the business or operations side of health care.


    Additional recommended courses are available to enable students to enhance their knowledge for their chosen career paths that emerge during discernment process:

Career Enhancements

  • Community & Public Health

    Students have the opportunity to take courses that broaden their knowledge of the field of public health which will lead to careers in this setting.

  • Social and Behavioral Science

    Students can also choose to take courses preparing them to assess for needed services, to screen for mental health, and to minimize re-hospitalization, among other skills. These courses will be of interest to students considering pre-professional training for a master’s degree in social work.

Featured Stories

health science faculty panel
  • Meet the faculty.

    Health Science Professors, Zoom Discussion

    Hear from the directors of the Health Science and Career programs discuss these new majors and the unique real-world experiences that students receive through collaborations with the McPherson Hospital and area healthcare providers.

Career Paths

The Health Science and Healthcare Management majors can lead to a career as a:

Health Educator
Mental Health Case Manager
Community Health Worker
Medical Records Coordinator
Public Health Specialist
Population Health Analyst
Assisted Living Operator
Revenue Cycle Manager
Patient Services Coordinator
Clinic Administrator

Program News

  • healthcare program gift announcement

    MC Receives $1 Million For New Rural Health Program

    A $1 million gift will help McPherson College fund a new community health care initiative, including ten $25,000 scholarships for students committed to community health.

    Learn more
  • Community Health Initiative

    MC Teams With McPherson Hospital to Offer New Model for Rural Health Care

    An initiative introduced by McPherson College and McPherson Hospital with a focus on community health sets out to become a new model for community health care in rural areas. It features a new enhanced health science degree at the college with a wide variety of hands-on educational opportunities thanks to a partnership with the hospital.

    Learn more

McPherson Healthcare Advisory Board Members

Alan Morgan, CEO Rural Health Association
Dr. Modena Wilson, former executive at the American Medical Association
Dr. Michael Bloustine, McPherson Hospital physician and board member
Linda Helmer, Client Centered Counseling
Dr. Bob Moser, Dean of KU Medicine Salina
Dr. Roger Marshall, U.S. Congressman
Tom Brown, McPherson Mayor
Becky Goss, CEO McPherson County Community Foundation