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
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
“The Health Services program made me realize all the little things that go on in the background to make healthcare successful. It helps that the professors want you to succeed and will do everything they can to help you reach your goal.”Katie Felger ’24 Health Services major
“The Health Services program at Saint Francis helped me prepare for a managerial role in the healthcare profession. The courses build up to your final internship during your last semester, where you can demonstrate what you have learned in a healthcare setting surrounded by a variety of professionals and potential employers. With the program being able to be completed entirely online, I was able to have flexibility between schooling and work!”Clayton George ’24 Health Services major
“The Health Services program allowed me to work full time and continue to be a full-time student. It allowed me to pick what area of the medical field I was interested in with a hands-on experience. This program prepared me for my job now and I did not have any issues adjusting!”Allison Jobe, ’23 Health Services alumna
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
- 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 technology, surgical 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
- Summit Radiology
- University of Saint Francis
- Zimmer Biomet