Highly qualified health care leaders are always in demand – and Valparaiso University’s bachelor of science in health care leadership will prepare you for those rewarding and fulfilling positions. The degree is designed to prepare graduates for mid-level management positions by developing proficiencies in management, supervision, leadership, and education. Through instruction, mentoring from our dedicated professors, along with a rigorous practicum/internship experience, you will develop the skills to positively impact the way health care is delivered.

Unlike many economic sectors, health care shows continual growth, and exceptional leaders are needed to navigate a regulatory and business environment that grows increasingly complex.

Health care leaders are employable in many settings: hospitals, private practices, nursing homes and assisted living facilities, rehabilitation facilities, and related industries such as pharmaceuticals and medical supplies.

This program prepares students for further education in graduate programs in health care management and leadership, business administration, public health, and related fields.

The bachelor of science in health care leadership is ideal for professionals currently in the workforce who are seeking to advance into management and executive positions.

Graduates will demonstrate proficiency in leadership skills that focus on service, purpose, ethical decision-making, and empowering individuals, as well as knowledge of the impact that environmental influences of culture, economics, law, policy, and technology have on individuals within the health care industry.

The health care industry is seeking transformational and visionary leaders to meet the evolutionary challenges of today and tomorrow.


Fall, Senior Year Credits
Humanities T 3
Guided Elective 3
Biology 151 3
Health Care Leadership 415 Introduction to Research in Health Care 3
Health Administration 501 Understanding the Profession and Health Care Organizations 3
Health Administration 518 Global Health Issues
Total Credits 15
Spring, Senior Year Credits
Health Care Leadership 470 T 3
Health Care Leadership 480 3
Health Administration 601 3
Health Administration 675 Introduction to Research in Health Care 3
Total Credits 14

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