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Health Studies

How we shine...
The HS degree provides an additional avenue for those who desire to enter health professional programs
HS students are better prepared for managerial and operational aspects of healthcare than the traditional job applicant
The HS program has 2+2 articulation contracts with community colleges in the region
Who to contact in Health Studies
Dr. Jessica Dolecheck,
Department Head

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Health Studies

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)
Bachelor of Science (B.S.) - Online

About Health Studies...
The Department of Health Studies (DHS) offers a multi-option Bachelor of Science in Health Studies (BSHS) degree—Pre-Professional Health Studies (HSPP), Healthcare Management/Marketing (HSMM) and Healthcare Management/Marketing Online (HSME). The multi-Health Studies undergraduate degree program has been operational since January 2006 and is growing rapidly with approximately 200 majors in the program. Offering both on-line and on-campus curricula, the Health Studies program prepares graduates with a firm foundation in health science education that will support entry into mid-level managerial positions in the healthcare industry or to enter graduate education in health-related fields.

What you can do with this degree:
Administrative Specialist, Business Analyst for Healthcare Facility, Community Health Educator, Director of Quality Assurance, Health Diagnostic and Teaching Practitioner, Healthcare Support Worker, Manager/Grant Writer for Healthcare Organization, Marketing Director for Home Health or Healthcare Organization, Medical Sales Representative, Medical and Health Services Manager, Pharmaceutical Sales Associate, Practicum Administrator, Quality Assurance Manager, Researcher for Healthcare Industry, Residency Coordinator, Special Project Regulatory Specialist

"I want to become a hospital CEO so that I can make health care changes"
-Chasline Fontenot,
Health Studies

Our graduates have gone on to work at
ECR Pharmaceuticals, Gastroenterology Clinic, Louisiana Pain Center, Our Lady of the Lake Medical Center, P&S Hospital, Social Security Administration, United Allergy Specialists, Willis-Knighton Medical Center, Woodlands Behavior Center

Where have our students gone on to graduate school?
MBA Programs, Occupational Therapy Programs

Check out some of our learning opportunities:
  • 27 practicum II contracts with regional healthcare businesses
  • Students who take the HLST 3004 Research in Healthcare course design original survey or qualitative research projects that address a current healthcare problem

Take advantage of online learning.
All 11 HLST courses are offered online, in an 8-week accelerated method. The Bachelor of Science is available as a 100% online degree program.

Student resources include
The ULM Library, Clarke M. Williams Student Success Center, Writing lab, Tutoring assistance