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Health Science

Health Science, Healthcare Management

  • Major
  • Emphases (5)

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 $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

Career paths

Epidemiologist, behavioral analyst, and medical service manager are just a few of the many career paths you can pursue with the Health Science and Healthcare Management majors.


Six of the top twenty fastest growing occupations are careers in health science.


  • 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.

Program Emphases

  • These emphasis tracks help to broaden your scope of expertise and career preparation:

  • Behavioral Health

    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.

  • Advanced Pre-Profession

    Designed for those students who plan to continue their education in various graduate or professional schools or programs.

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 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

More Careers In Health Science

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.