This program is designed for students with backgrounds in healthcare administration and business, health-related education, or clinical practice who aspire to leadership roles in the industry.
Students will complete core courses in healthcare policy, statistics and research methodology.
Then they choose from a wide variety of elective courses in topics such as operations management, marketing and communications, healthcare law, training and development and much more.
The Emergency Medical Care (EMC) concentration prepares EMS professionals for leadership roles in management or education. These roles require the following skills:
Career options include but are not limited to EMS administration, community college or university education, evidence-based research, or best practices/quality assurance. The EMC concentration accepts applications for the fall semester ONLY.
EMC course Check Sheet (Word)
Health Education is an essential health service that involves the practice of four core activities:
1) assessment; 2) planning; 3) implementation; and 4) evaluation.
By focusing on prevention, health education aims to reduce the financial and human costs that individuals, employers, health facilities, insurance companies, and the nation would spend on healthcare and medical treatment (College of Public Health, n.d.).
Through the program, students can prepare for the exam to become a Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES). The CHES designation signifies that an individual has successfully passed a national competency-based exam demonstrating skill with and knowledge of the Seven Areas of Responsibility. The certification exam is administered by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC). Click Here to learn more about the CHES credential!
Health educators and Health Education Specialists are employed in many different settings.
Health care executives and administrators plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care services throughout the many different organizations that make up the health care industry. With the increasingly complex nature of the health care industry, health care executives and administrators are required to find solutions to much more difficult problems in order to ensure that the delivery of health care services in the U.S. provides high-quality care while maintaining cost-effectiveness.
These professionals hold various leadership roles at various places including:
The mission of the Dietetic Internship Program is to provide a high quality supervised practicum that prepares entry-level registered dietitian nutritionists and promotes life-long learning, meaningful engagement, and service to the region.
GRE waivers are now available! Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 overall or who have completed another graduate-level degree at an accredited institution may be available for a GRE waiver.
More information about application restrictions, admission criteria, scholarships and financial aid can be found in Admissions & Aid
Patrick A. Baron, Ph.D., MSPH
Assistant Professor and Program Director
Beth Wall-Bassett, PhD, RDN, FAND
DI Program Director
Elizabeth M. Tait, Ph.D., MHS
Assistant Professor, School of Health Sciences
Denise Wilfong, Ph.D., NREMT-P
Associate Professor, School of Health Sciences