Sophia Lyn Nathenson, Program Director
Sophia Lyn Nathenson, Externship Coordinator
Participating Faculty: K. Chapman
Instructor: S. Machado
- Bachelor of Science in Population Health Management
The Population Health Management (PHM) professions are auxiliary or complementary to clinical healthcare. The PHM B.S. degree program includes core courses in applied and medical sociology, in addition to electives in applied psychology, management, mathematics, communication, and health sciences. Students may choose one of three emphases: Health Counseling/Outreach, Care Management and Coordination, and Applied Health Data Analytics.
The PHM program begins with a foundation in sociological theory, methods and research.
PHM graduates will gain competence in social theory, research methods, statistics, program planning and evaluation, and training in working with diverse and underserved populations.
The mission of the PHM program is to provide students with the best possible training for careers that improve health and wellbeing. As the United States healthcare system changes to adapt to a new demographic and health landscape, increasing emphasis is placed on preventative medicine and health maintenance. PHM graduates will help fill this pressing need, providing much needed health resources to hospitals, schools, governmental and non-profit organizations, and local communities. Such work empowers individuals through health programs and policy, to create a healthier future for our nation.
Students who graduate from the PHM program may work in a wide variety of settings, all with the intent of improving the health and wellbeing of individuals and communities. Careers include health coaching, health research, community health program and evaluation, education, and patient advocacy. The PHM degree is an ideal preparation for graduate study in sociology, epidemiology, public health and medicine.