Health Services (BS)

Complete your bachelor’s in about two years in a convenient, online degree-completion program.

Available as
Bachelor of Science
2-4 years
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Why Study Health Services?

Today, more and more healthcare employers seek candidates with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree, especially for management roles. By taking the next step in your educational journey, you can expand your career opportunities, move up the pay scale in your current position, or even increase your potential for a promotion.


Median annual salary for health information technologists in 2022


Projected increase in employment opportunities for health services managers from 2022 to 2032 (much faster than average of all occupations)


Median annual salary for health services managers in 2022

Why Saint Francis for Your Two-Year Health Services Degree-Completion Program?

We designed our online BS in health services for students who already have (or are working toward) a health-related associate degree. With your prior education and work experience as a foundation, you can complete your bachelor’s degree in about two years while still working full-time.

Students choose from three concentrations:

  • Community Health
  • Health Services Management
  • Health Services Sales and Application

Complete Your Healthcare Management Coursework Online

Learn on your own time. All of your required and general education classes are available completely online. But online doesn’t mean disconnected: you’ll have access to the same academic and support services as on-campus students.

Your healthcare management coursework will cover topics such as:

  • Healthcare communication
  • Quality management in healthcare
  • Current issues in healthcare

Gain Real-World Clinical Experience Close to Home

After completing your online healthcare management coursework,  you’ll put what you’ve learned into action. During your final semester, you will spend at least 90 hours learning and working alongside other healthcare professionals, honing your skills and making valuable career connections.

We’ll even help you find a practicum site that fits your interests — and is convenient for you. Recent sites have included:

  • Adams Memorial Hospital
  • American Senior Communities
  • Dupont Hospital
  • Fort Wayne Orthopedics
  • Lutheran Hospital and Health Network
  • Parkview Health
  • Prevail Prosthetics and Orthotics
  • Southwest Surgical Suites
  • Summit Radiology
  • Townhouse Retirement Center
  • Turnstone Center
  • Steppin’ Up Physical Therapy
  • The Orthopedic Hospital

What Can You Do With a Degree in Health Services?

Finishing the two-year health services degree-completion program — especially as a follow-up to your associate degree — will give you the versatility to pursue a range of roles and responsibilities in healthcare settings of all kinds:

Possible Position Titles

  • Health Information Manager
  • Assisted Living Administrator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Client Services Administrator
  • Care Manager
  • Case Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representative
  • Orthopedic Implant Sales Representative

Possible Employers

  • Hospital
  • Assisted Living facility
  • Nursing home
  • Private Medical Practice
  • Group Medical Practice
  • College or university
  • Orthopedic corporation

If you’re combining your two-year health services degree with a second area of study, such as radiologic technologysurgical technology, diagnostic medical sonography, biology, or business, your employment opportunities will expand into those specialty areas.

Where You’ll Find Our Graduates

Saint Francis health services graduates start or grow their careers at places like:

  • Ability Therapy, Inc.
  • Adams Health Network
  • Anne Grady Center
  • Beaumont Health
  • DeKalb Health
  • Detroit Medical Center
  • Family Life Care
  • Fort Wayne Ortho
  • Indiana Physical Therapy
  • Lutheran Health Network
  • Marion Open MRI
  • Open & Wide MRI
  • Parkview Health
  • Stryker
  • Summit Radiology
  • University of Saint Francis
  • Zimmer Biomet

Learn more about what makes life at Saint Francis so special.