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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. The major offers four additional areas of emphasis for students interested in allied health: behavioral health, public health, community health, and healthcare management.

  • 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.


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

Featured Stories

Natalia Salto health science
Kelly Hoffman health science
  • "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.

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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