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 twenty new Health Science Scholars who will receive $27,000 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.
The Health Science major is ideal for students interested in pursuing health care careers in a variety of settings. The major offers four additional areas of emphasis for students interested in allied health: behavioral health, public health, community health, and healthcare management.
A major in Healthcare Management prepares students for a career in planning, directing, or coordinating medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.
These emphasis tracks help to broaden your scope of expertise and career preparation:
Behavioral health refers to mental health, psychiatric, marriage and family counseling and addictions treatment, and it includes services provided by social workers, counselors, psychiatrists, neurologists and physicians.
Community & Public Health
Helps to prepare you for the field of public health. The field entails prevention and education of the general public to help improve the overall health and reduce risks as opposed to the provision of individual medical treatment to one patient at a time.
Clinical Health (HCM Only)
Preparation for a swath of clinical care careers where you’ll seek to listen and/or provide direct, acute or ancillary care to patients.
Healthcare Management (HS Only)
Prepares Health Science undergraduates to champion the process of organizing and coordinating the performance of a healthcare facility or practice.
Designed for those students who plan to continue their education in various graduate or professional schools or programs.
"This scholarship and the program made McPherson College the best choice for me.”Natalia Salto '24, Health Science major
Natalia is among the ﬁrst students to receive the Health Science Scholar award - a scholarship of $25,000 offered to top students in the new Health Science program. She hopes to someday become a dentist.
"I believe being able to experience ﬁrst-hand various career opportunities will allow me to apply for internships to gain more experience, thereby making me more employable.”Kelly Hoffman '24, Healthcare Management major
Hoffman, who is a Health Science Scholar, recently participated in her ﬁrst outreach with Disability Supports of the Great Plains and was involved in developing a program for employee training.
The Health Science and Healthcare Management majors can lead to a career as a:
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