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Health Professions Programs

Learn more about our undergraduate degree in healthcare management and leadership and master's degrees in public health and applied behavior analysis and clinical science.

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The undergraduate degree in health services management and leadership and the graduate program in applied behavior analysis and clinical science are offered in a weekday evening format.

Undergraduate Program

Health Services Management and Leadership (HSL)

The undergraduate major in Health Services Management and Leadership at Rollins College's Hamilton Holt School prepares students for a wide range of career opportunities in hospitals, the healthcare industry, and research facilities. This program provides comprehensive professional training for students interested in assuming entry-level management positions in the healthcare professions.

The major occurs in the context of a larger liberal arts education and has a strong interdisciplinary approach. Students will be introduced to a range of healthcare issues related to systems of health care management, legal and ethical topics, healthcare innovation, and health promotion strategies while developing practical skills surrounding finance, accounting, budgeting, and raising capital.

The HSL major is aligned with Rollins College’s commitment to the liberal arts, pragmatic liberal education, global citizenship, and responsible leadership through its interdisciplinary curriculum and elective coursework drawn from multiple disciplines of the College. The curriculum is interdisciplinary in nature; drawing electives from anthropology, business, communication, English, and psychology.

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Graduate Programs

Master of Applied Behavior Analysis and Clinical Science (ABACS)

Applied behavior analysis is a systematic, research-based application for analyzing, understanding, and changing human behavior. The mission of the ABACS program is to produce master’s level graduates who are skilled in both the behavioral analysis and clinical science applications of behavioral theory.

Upon completion of the program, students will possess the knowledge and research skills to assess whether an intervention is empirically supported. Additionally, with the assistance of a faculty mentor, students will acquire the skills to design and evaluate behavioral interventions or research supporting a scientific approach to behavior change. Because the program also includes a focus on clinical science, graduates will be well prepared for Ph.D. programs at other behaviorally oriented institutions.

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Master of Public Health (MPH)

The Master of Public Health (MPH) program at Rollins College is designed to prepare health professionals to effectively develop, implement, and evaluate programs that have an impact on the health of the public. The mission of the Master of Public Health (MPH) program is to advance public health knowledge, prevent disease, and promote health and well-being both in the local and world community.

This degree program is for health care workers, managers, or administrators seeking more formal training and education in preparation for advanced responsibilities and opportunities in public health. It is also for physicians, nurses, dentists, veterinarians, or other clinical specialists moving toward greater managerial and administrative roles and responsibilities in the public health sector.

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