Health Care

The Caduceus, a winged staff with two twisting linesWould you like working in a hospital or medical facility? Healthcare professionals are in high demand in hospitals, medical offices, and a variety of settings. Whether you’re aspiring to become a nurse or looking to be a highly skilled professional who keeps systems running. Our Health Care community will prepare you to improve individual and community quality of life and to positively affect general public health. From patient care to medical office careers, you will be prepared to go into careers such as nursing, healthcare administration, and more.

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Related Health Care Degree Programs

Applied Biology

Applied Biology

The Applied Biology major focuses on the practical uses of basic biological information within two thematic concentrations: Environmental Biology and Human Biology & Health Sciences. A biological sciences major provides opportunities for students to study the building blocks of life as they take classes in evolution, genetics, microbiology, plant biology and zoology. Acquiring a broad understanding of, and gaining laboratory experience in, biology helps students understand the role of science in our complex world.

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Course Plan

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Applied Biology major? View the Applied Biology recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Lab Technicians
  • Science Teachers
  • Laboratory Research Assistants
  • Consultants
  • U.S. and Ohio Environmental Protection Agency field and Lab Positions
  • Field Biology
  • Technical Writers
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Representatives
  • Natural Resource Managers

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Health Communication

Health Communication

Never underestimate the value of communication, particularly when it comes to the information shared between doctors and patients or health organizations and communities. Ultimately, the goal of our health communication degree is to prepare you to improve individual and community quality of life and to positively affect general public health. From patient advocates and hospital communication and PR associates, you will help spread the messages that lead everyone to live healthier lives.

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Course Plan

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Health Communication major? View the Health Communication recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Patient Advocate
  • Public and Community Health Adviser
  • Technical Writer
  • Health Education Professional
  • Public Relations and Health Communication Specialist (hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, medical offices, nursing homes, community health centers, psychiatric facilities, government agencies)
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas

Health Information Technology

Health Information Technology

Hospitals and healthcare centers need more than doctors and nurses. They need highly skilled professionals that keep systems running. Our HIT degree equips you with the latest information and computer technology to help manage, repair and optimize the flow of information between the clinical, administrative and financial systems in any healthcare setting. From database problem-solving and systems analysis to project management and application development, you will integrate healthcare needs with technological advances, and make us healthier for it.

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Course Plan

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Health Information Technology major? View the Health Information Technology recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Computer Systems Analyst
  • Data Analyst
  • Data Reporter
  • Database Administrator
  • Health Information Technician/Manager
  • Medical Device Integration
  • Network Security
  • Software Developer
  • Software Tester and Customizer
  • System Use Educator
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas

Integrative Studies

Integrative Studies

Integrative learning is a process by which students connect knowledge and skills from multiple sources and experiences, apply knowledge and skills in varied settings, analyze diverse points of view, and understand issues contextually. With a variety of unique concentrations the Bachelor of Integrative Studies (BIS) degree meets the challenges of a 21st century education, while maintaining the Miami tradition of academic excellence.

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Concentrations

  • Self-Design for students who have done the following
    • Pre-physical Therapy
    • Medical Office Management
    • Health Messaging
    • Pre-pharmacy
    • Child Life Studies

Course Plan

Interested in learning what courses you will take as an Integrative Studies major? View the Integrative Studies recommended four year course plan.

Nursing

Nursing

Our nationally-ranked Nursing program prepares you for a great career and provides Ohioans with top-notched healthcare practitioners. Whether you’re aspiring to become a nurse or already working and looking to increase your knowledge and credentials, we offer full-semester classes or fully online, 7-week course schedules.

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Course Plan

Interested in learning what courses you will take as a Nursing major? View the Nursing recommended four year course plan.

Career Opportunities

  • Healthcare Manager
  • Nurse (hospital, school, home, office, nursing facility, public)
  • Nurse Midwife
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Occupational Health Nurse
  • Research Associate
  • Graduate Degree pursuit in related areas (ex. nurse practitioner, clinical nurse specialist, educator, researcher, administration)

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Career Services & Professional Development

Career Services & Professional Development offers services to you from your first day on campus until your last. No matter what your year in school, it is important to have the right tools and knowledge to help you make the most of your Miami experience as you move from College to Career. 

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