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Population Health Management

About Population Health Management

Are you interested in sociology, statistics, or healthcare and want a degree that will pay off? Are you a health professional considering continuing your education, or transitioning into a health outreach/education role? Are you a first time freshman with a passion for healthcare but unsure if a clinical position is right for you? Are you a prospective pre-med student desiring a well-rounded education that takes into account legislative changes to healthcare?

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Science in Population Health Management

Location

Klamath Falls

About Our Program

Applying the Social Sciences to improve our nation’s health

At Oregon Tech we believe in applied, interdisciplinary approaches to providing the best training to our students while meeting the changing needs of the healthcare industry. Graduates of the Population Health Management bachelor degree program will be prepared for careers in settings such as medical homes, hospitals, community health centers and schools, as well as non-profit and government organizations. The curriculum offers courses covering the social factors (i.e., gender, socioeconomic status, age) in health and illness, coping with illness, cultural competency, healthcare organizations, and disease prevention.

Health Counseling & Outreach

Graduates will have basic counseling skills oriented toward behavior change and treatment compliance, as well as knowledge of health care systems and the ability to coordinate care and case manage diverse patients.

Care Management & Coordination

Graduates will have basic clinical skills in addition to training in navigating changing health care systems, social skills, computer skills, cultural competency and disease prevention.

Applied Health Data Analytics

Graduates will have basic research skills that can be applied to institutional or population-level health data, solving problems related to efficiency, compliance, and disease prevention.

Career Opportunities

  • Patient advocate/navigator
  • Medical sociologist
  • Health promotion program director
  • Health researcher
  • Healthcare coordinator
  • Public health nursing

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