Program in Health Sciences
The Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences degree offers a variety of non-clinical and clinical employment opportunities within the health care environment.
What are non-clinical opportunities?
- Corporate wellness administrator
- Pharmaceutical or medical sales representative
- Health care coordinator
- Case manager in home health agencies, healthcare management companies
- Health services manager
- Privacy officer
- Legal death investigator
- Patient advocate
- Health literacy educator
What are the clinical opportunities?
Graduates with a Health Sciences degree can pursue advanced degrees in many fields including Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Athletic Training, Physician Assistant, Public Health, Health Care Administration, and Medicine. The Health Sciences degree is a flexible, solid scientific baseline for pre-professional and/or pre-medical scholars for entry into post-baccalaureate studies after graduating from Saint Louis University.
Corporate Wellness Administrator: Responsible for the implementation and day-to-day management of employee, community and work site wellness programs. They manage wellness program services by implementing sustainable health promotion programs that target populations across the organization based on the individual company needs.
Health Care Coordinator: The point of contact to help coordinate patient support and services. The health care coordinator serves as the liaison between patient, families, medical staff and services. They provide overall leadership and management of the health and well-being of the patient.
Case Manager (in home health agencies, healthcare management companies, insurance industry or elder care settings): Assists in management of daily operations and provides support to multidisciplinary team to ensure quality patient care is delivered. They may utilize a network of services to effectively coordinate care provided to all patient populations.
Health Services Manager: Provides management and direction to the physician or health care organization including staffing, training, monitoring, evaluating, and compliance. They assist in the identification of potential quality improvement issues and policy and procedure development.
Privacy Officer: Responsible for managing the risks and business impacts of privacy laws and policies and for protecting the patient's information that is collected and stored by healthcare facilities.
Medico - Legal Death Investigator: Assists the deputy chief with the investigation of sudden and unexpected deaths. Develops and evaluates information obtained from observations, interviews and reviews of various records. Provides written and oral reports regarding investigation findings.
Patient Advocate/ Patient Navigator: Serves as the liaison between a patient and their healthcare provider(s). They are dedicated to coordinating the patient's medical care, getting them the help they need and working with the family.
Health Literacy Educator: Assists consumers in understanding the healthcare system in plain language using health literacy skills.