Health Services Undergraduate Program

Health services student going over paperwork with doctor at Magers Health and Wellness.

Start or advance your career in health care

This flexible major helps you do what you love in health care.

Finish your degree, grow professionally and advance in clinical work. Hands-on care not for you? Go into management-type roles or prepare for graduate school.

Available in a 100% online format.

Track options

In the health services major, you customize your degree with a track option.

Select the option that matches your goals and needs.

Paramedic workers at CoxHealth.
For allied health professionals who already have an associate degree or certificate. Take your clinical career to the next level with a bachelor’s degree.
Health services student working in medical office.
Do non-clinical work (administrative, management) or ready yourself for graduate school.

Try a related certificate

Increase your credentials and training with a certificate.

You can pursue certificates on their own or add them on to your degree (major).

Why major in health services at Missouri State?

Health care textbook

Gain essential knowledge and skills

Have a solid, all-around base in health care. Explore the ins and outs of health care, systems, global health, legal issues, grant writing, leadership and more.

Health services student studying at Meyer Library.

Earn your degree fully online

Complete your degree on your schedule.  Take courses online while gaining experience in the health care industry.

Nursing class.

Learn alongside your health care peers

Get the full scope of health care. Through interprofessional learning, you’ll experience related health care fields like social work, psychology and nursing while in school.

Allied health student.

Advance in a growing field

Earn a great salary from the start. Go into a career field with a rising job outlook.

Careers and outcomes

Depending on the track you choose, you’re set up to work in health care or pursue graduate school.

Where can you work with a health services degree?

You can work or advance your career in areas like:

  • Data management
  • Dental assistant/hygienist
  • Health care information, electronic medical records and technology
  • Health care administrator
  • Human resources
  • Insurance
  • Medical lab tech
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Public health services
  • Respiratory therapist

Want to get a master’s degree?

Many students also use this major to help prepare them for graduate programs such as:

  • Health promotion and wellness management
  • Public health
  • Health care administration
  • Occupational therapy
  • Physical therapy
  • Physician assistant studies
  • Accelerated nursing programs

What we're about

  • Vision: Preparing all students to work collaboratively to improve healthcare outcomes.
  • Mission: Provide engaging, impactful, and interprofessional learning experiences for all students.
  • Values: Adaptability, collaboration, improvement, service, leadership.

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