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Health Care Leadership

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.


Joseph Zart
Health Care Leadership Program Director
Phone: 219-464-5289

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Health Care Leadership Supports Firsthand Learning

Connor Carmichael details his experience in the health care leadership program in the College of Nursing and Health Professions. Connor was able to job shadow one of his professors to gain a sense of the strategic planning integral to health care leadership.

“I think it’s important to gain that hands-on knowledge because some stuff you can’t teach in a classroom.”