Health Care Coordination, BS

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— Improved health outcomes in complex systems

Health care is a team effort.  It requires effective collaboration between health care providers, third party organizations and patients, to ensure their health care needs are attended to effectively and with minimal disruption.  Our Health Care Coordination graduates are prepared to work with an interdisciplinary team to utilize resources, provide health education and be an advocate for the patient when they need it the most.  By learning to assess the complex needs of patients and utilizing all the assets that providers have to offer, you will ensure the best care is delivered to patients effectively and efficiently.

Key program areas of emphasis
  • Patient advocacy and education.
  • Resources available from community and public health services.
  • The role of health policy and financing in modern health care.

Health care is a team effort. It requires collaboration between health care organizations and patients to ensure needs are addressed with minimal disruption. Learn to assess the complex needs of patients and utilize all the assets that providers have to offer to ensure the best care is delivered.

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The BS program in health care coordination prepares students to effectively coordinate resources to optimize individual health outcomes.

Through coursework, students build a thorough understanding of health care systems, community and public health, community resources, health education and health advocacy.

The program emphasizes patient advocacy and education, the resources available from community and public health services, and the role of health policy and financing in modern health care.

Graduates of the program are prepared to work with an interdisciplinary team to utilize resources, provide health education and advocate for the patient when it is needed the most.

This degree program uses the same prerequisites as the nursing major; therefore, students may transition seamlessly to this program and obtain a bachelor's degree in a health-related field.

At A Glance

Health Care Coordination, BS

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Career outlook

Graduates of this program provide health care coordination, health advocacy and health education services to individuals and families. Program graduates may obtain employment as:

  • care coordinators
  • health advocates
  • health care coordinators
  • health care navigators
  • health educators
  • health resource managers

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:


Career*growth*median salary
Social and Human Service Assistants 16.4%$33,120
Health Educators 14.5%$53,940
Community Health Workers 18.1%$38,370
Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other 13.2%$41,570
Healthcare Support Workers, All Other 11.7%$37,220
Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other 19.7%$41,800
Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary 25.9%$97,870
Medical and Health Services Managers 20.5%$98,350
Patient Representatives 4.9%$32,890
Social and Community Service Managers 18%$64,100

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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