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B.S. in Healthcare and Human Services Management

Advance your career and become a leader. The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare and Human Services Management prepares you for a career transforming lives in your community through empowering leadership. Gain the management skills needed for a career in healthcare, nonprofit organizations, government, education, and more.

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The complex world of healthcare and human services needs strong leadership. It needs leaders who can adapt to socio-economic diversity and who can motivate, inspire, and initiate change in diverse communities. A degree in healthcare and human services management will allow you to be a difference-maker.

Are you currently in a career at a health system? The B.S. in Healthcare and Human Services Management program may help you advance into a leadership position. Plus, the job you have now could help you finish your degree faster!

Career Outlook

Careers in healthcare and human services management are already in high demand. Over the next five years, these careers will grow at an astounding rate. Driving the projected employment growth is the increased need to care for the aging baby boom population, longer life expectancies, and patients with chronic conditions. The U.S. Bureau of Statistics has identified this increased demand, providing these projected career outlooks:

  • The demand for healthcare professionals is accelerating at a staggering rate, with a projected 4 million healthcare jobs by 2026.
  • Five out of the 20 fastest growing industries for the next decade are in healthcare and social assistance; the fastest-growing major sector in the economy.
  • Six of the 10 fastest-growing occupations are related to healthcare.
  • Healthcare occupations and those associated with healthcare (including mental health) account for 13 of the 30 fastest-growing occupations from 2019 to 2029.

A Growing Industry

Statistics indicate a high demand of positions in health care.

Largest Growing Sector

To meet growing healthcare needs, the number of healthcare professionals will have to expand by almost 30 percent overall by 2020—the most dramatic growth of any sector in the U.S. (PDF of full study) Healthcare will provide 12.3 percent of all net new jobs over the next decade and 8.7 percent of all replacement jobs.

Largest Projected Average Growth

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the growth in jobs for healthcare professional and technical occupations (31 percent) and support positions (26 percent) is expected to exceed the projected average growth in the number of all jobs in the U.S. over the same period, which is 17 percent.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the health and human services management program can pursue in-demand careers, including:

  • Medical and health-services managers
  • Patient care providers
  • Hospital and clinic employees
  • Laboratory managers
  • Emergency medical technician supervisors
  • Case managers
  • Social service liaisons
  • Residential coordinators
  • Patient/client advocates
  • Employment support workers
  • County financial workers
  • Community service managers or directors
  • Social and community assistants
  • Probation/corrections assistants
  • Nonprofit management

Program Studies

Broaden your critical thinking, problem-solving, and communication skills with rigorous courses to develop strong leadership skills. Explore courses focusing on delivery and management of health and human services, including:

  • Health Policy and Ethics
  • Cultural Competency for Health and Human Service Professionals
  • Current Issues in Health: Research and Practice
  • Healthcare Information Management
  • The U.S. Healthcare System
  • Applied Leadership and Management
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Human Service Systems

See our complete list of healthcare and human services management courses.

(Please note that Saint Mary's is currently not accepting applications for the Human Services specialization in this program.)

Program Goals

As a graduate of the program, you will be able to demonstrate respect for sociocultural diversity, while adapting to the changing healthcare and human services environment. By incorporating analytical skills with an ethical mindset, you will exemplify leadership skills that are sought after in today’s workforce.

Community Health Worker Certificate

Students in the bachelor’s completion program in healthcare and human services management have the option to complete a sequence of electives to earn Saint Mary's undergraduate Community Health Worker Certificate.

Accelerate Your Degree, Advance Your Career

Your experience matters —and it could help you finish your degree faster. Work experience, earned college coursework, and military service can all count toward your bachelor of science degree. Transfer up to 84 credits with our generous transfer policy. See how your experience can help you earn a B.S. in Healthcare and Human Services Management.

Your Experience Counts

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Nicole Coppersmith, M.A.

Assistant Director of Admission: Adult Undergraduate and Transfer

Admission - SGPP

LaSalle Hall - TC Campus, LSH 100

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4561

ncoppers@smumn.edu

Nicole Coppersmith M.A.
Cherie Jandrich, M.A.

Transfer Counselor

Admission - SGPP

LaSalle Hall - TC Campus, LSH 104

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 728-5173

cjandric@smumn.edu

Cherie Jandrich M.A.

Faculty

Susan Jarosak, M.Ed.

Program Director and Assistant Dean

School of Health and Human Services

Brother Louis Hall, BLH 246

Campus Box: # 28

(612) 238-4530

sjarosak@smumn.edu

Susan Jarosak M.Ed.
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