June 16, 2020
VINCENNES, Ind. – There is an increasing demand for healthcare
professionals and Vincennes University is helping meet an important
workforce need by offering a new online bachelor’s degree in
Health Care Services Administration this fall.
became the largest employer in the United States in 2018.
VU’s Bachelor of Science degree program is intended for individuals
who have earned an associate degree in a healthcare or
business-related field and wish to advance to supervisory and
administrative positions in health care settings such as hospitals,
long-term care facilities, and public health agencies. The degree is
being offered in an online format. The curriculum will focus on health
care policies, informatics, budgeting, and analysis of healthcare
Administrative positions in the health care field are in high demand
due to an aging population and the expansion of insurance coverage.
Job growth in the health care services field is expected to
increase 18 percent from 2018 to 2028, according to the
Bureau of Labor Statistics.
It reported the median annual wage for health services and medical
managers was $100,980 in May 2019. The national average entry-level
wage is typically around $58,000.
Michelle Cummins, VU Dean
“The new bachelor's degree in Health Care Services Administration is
one of the most valuable and dynamic undergraduate programs offered,”
College of Health Sciences and Human Performance Dean Michelle Cummins said.
“The dedicated graduates from this program will work closely with
other healthcare professionals to ensure that patients receive the
best possible care. In today's climate, it has become evident how
valuable these graduates will be in the future of healthcare. We are
so excited to offer this degree!”
VU also offers bachelor’s degree programs in technology, homeland
security, nursing, secondary education programs in mathematics and
science, and special education/elementary education in addition to a
wide range of associate degree and certificate programs.
For more information about VU’s College of Health Sciences and Human
Performance and degree programs, visit https://www.vinu.edu/web/college-of-health-sciences-and-human-performance.