Marian’s Adult Programs Launches New Online Health and Human Services Degree
Marian’s Adult Programs (MAP) at Marian University officially launched an online health and human services (HHS) bachelor’s degree, targeting adult students across the United States who aspire to improve the health and well-being of their community. HHS is an interdisciplinary study that works to prevent and address societal problems for better overall quality of life. The degree offers a combination of real world, career preparation courses, with a well-rounded liberal arts education, which is the hallmark of every Marian University degree.
For those students interested in the rapidly growing industry, who do not wish to pursue hands-on healthcare, the HHS degree program provides an alternative path to degrees in public health or social work. While public health positions typically focus on regulatory, legislative, or environmental issues, HHS specialists use this knowledge to educate and serve others. Careers in health and human services also go beyond the direct individual care of social workers. HHS professionals are leaders who often coordinate the delivery of healthcare and focus on broader scale work within the community.
HHS graduates are prepared to pursue a wide range of jobs, such as health educators, community health managers, case managers, population health coordinators, and non-profit program directors. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, “Jobs for healthcare educators, caregivers, and community health workers are expected to grow 21 percent between now and 2022.” In addition, they site that the median pay for medical and health service managers was $88,580 per year.
New online classes form every five weeks and eight weeks; however, those living in central Indiana also have the option to attend some classroom-based courses at Marian’s campus or at our north-side location near Keystone at the Crossing. For more information, visit www.marian.edu/MAP, or contact an admission’s advisor at 317.955.6271.