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Health Services Leadership Emphasis

The Health Services Leader

Knowledgeable, skilled leaders are essential in the rapidly changing world of health delivery systems and public health.  Leaders in health and public health environments plan, direct, or coordinate medical and public health services in health care delivery systems, public health agencies, or similar organizations. They might manage an entire facility or specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department.

Emphasis Requirements

Health Services Leadership is an interdisciplinary emphasis designed for leaders who want to strengthen their skill set and for persons interested in mastering the skills necessary to become a successful leader in health and public health environments.

If you choose the Health Services Leadership emphasis, experienced faculty from a variety of disciplines will teach you to successfully address issues related to:

  • interpersonal dynamics in the workplace
  • economics and ethics in the health and public health delivery systems
  • management strategies
  • the role of the leader in accomplishing organizational goals

In addition to completing specific required courses, you will complete 6-9 elective credits.  You may choose these elective credits from regular courses, workshops, or special topics courses that relate to the work you will do as a healthcare leader.

To review the courses required for the Health Services Leadership emphasis and to see course descriptions, please go to the Registrar’s Web site to access a PDF of the Graduate Catalog.  The catalog is bookmarked.  From the bookmarks list, choose: College of Health Sciences