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Choose MWSU to stand out in an emerging program that reflects the changing needs of the healthcare industry.

The healthcare industry is changing faster than ever before, and now, healthcare professionals are no longer in the industry of managing illness — they are in the business of keeping people healthy. At Missouri Western, we’ve developed the Bachelor of Science in Population Health Management — a brand-new program in the field and across the nation — to reflect the ever-changing industry and help it maintain the goals of improving health outcomes and reducing health disparities.

In the Population Health Management program, students can select from four concentrations:

  • Computer Information Systems
  • General Business
  • Health Informatics
  • Human Health

This provides a broad range of careers from the program, including business analyst, health coach, health informatics analyst, and much more. Graduates from this program can stand out by being trained in both information systems and health, providing much benefit to the industry.

The program works as a whole to provide students training to become a major asset to the healthcare industry by developing programs to ensure patients stay healthy and prevent complications from preexisting conditions.

Graduates in the Computer Information Systems or Health Informatics option can look for trends and target patients who may be more likely to be readmitted and suggest a program to help target those individuals, while graduates from the General Business option can operate as a project manager, identifying the resources needed and at what cost, while graduates of the Human Health option can work with at-risk patients within the program and help implement the program on a personal level.

The Population Health program also incorporates the Missouri Western statewide mission of Applied Learning. Faculty will incorporate applied learning objectives to facilitate professional skill building including fostering student internship placement during their senior year of the program.