New Bachelor’s Degrees

Four-year degrees in Health Promotion Management and Healthcare Management & Leadership will provide residents with affordable education for high-demand careers.These degrees will provide area residents with affordable paths to family-wage jobs in these two growing fields. The two programs officially begin classes in the fall of 2016.

Healthcare Management and Leadership will help prepare graduates for jobs that require advanced technical and supervisory knowledge needed to manage healthcare systems and facilities. Development of the degree is in response to favorable employer demand trends anticipated over the next decade. The Washington State Employment Security Office also reports Medical and Healthcare Services Managers as positions “in demand” for King County and Washington State. Both Agencies indicate 61% of jobs in this field will require a bachelor’s degree or higher.

Health Promotion Management will help prepare graduates to undertake a wide array of positions in the health and wellness industry, including health educators, health promotion work-life specialists, employee health and wellness coaches, and wellness consultants. The degree capitalizes on observed trends in the field of health and wellness. As business, government and educational organizations implement legally-mandated employee wellness programs and as preventative, personalized healthcare measures become the centerpiece of employee benefit programs, a growing need for health and wellness coaches, specialists and consultants is evident.


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Last Updated May 5, 2016