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Why Study Health Sciences at Madonna University?

  • Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations (U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2013).
  • This interdisciplinary major is designed to be a gateway for students who seek unique and exciting new careers in health care.
  • These professionals will support and promote the rights of people in the health care arena, improve community health, and enhance policy initiatives focusing on accessible, safe, and quality care for all.
  • Students complete two semester-long internships during which they will work with teams promoting health in organizations. Our interns are actively sought after by agencies in the community.
  • Students will be learning from experienced professors who are currently working in or have many years of experience working in health care.

This new Bachelor of Science degree was established to promote our mission to provide a value-based career pathway for those who want to improve health care quality, safety across all settings. Health Sciences graduates will demonstrate empathy and compassion towards vulnerable populations which is consistent with the University's Franciscan values of respect for the dignity of each person, solidarity with the poor, and social justice. These graduates will employ health promotion and advocacy theories as the field of health care transforms and new roles evolve.

This innovative, interdisciplinary major has two distinct tracks. Population Health Care Management track prepares graduates for careers in care management, care transitions coordination, health promotion, and patient education. While graduates of the Health Care Informatics and Quality Systems Management track will be able to recognize issues that exist across the health care continuum related to transparency in reporting errors and positively impact a culture of safety and quality in our current health care delivery system.

Career Opportunities    
Population Health Care Management      Health Care Informatics and Quality Systems Management
Wellness Coaches and Consultants   Data Analyst
Community Health Liaisons   Health Resource Specialist
Population Health Program Managers   Clinical Transformation Specialist
Health Promotion Specialist   Health Informatics Technologist
Care Coordinaiton Specialist   Risk Management

"Such a program would be a unique and welcome addition to Michigan’s healthcare educational offerings because it can strengthen the skills, core capacities, diversity, preparation, and responsiveness of health science majors interested in a values-based career path that will ultimately improve the health of individuals and communities….I can assure you graduates of a value-based program who also serve as health care advocates for vulnerable populations are attractive to health care organizations such as ours." Ewa Matuszewski, CEO, MedNetOne Health Solutions

"We believe that this program is one way in which we can improve health care to the communities we serve." Stephanie Brady, VP of Care Continuum, St. John Providence Health System