Health Care and Wellness Management (BS)

Degree Type
Area of Interest
Business and Leadership
Degree Level
College of Business, Performing Arts, and Leadership

Viterbo’s health care and wellness management program provides students with the perfect blend of real-life health care practice and in-depth health care and wellness management knowledge. Students in this program benefit from faculty with leadership experience in health care settings, partnerships with leading health care providers, and courses grounded in ethical decision-making for business professionals.



  • All students pursuing the BS in Health Care and Wellness Management  must maintain a cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or higher (on a 4.0 scale) in the major requirement courses, and students must receive a letter grade of C (2.0) or higher in each of these courses. If a grade of CD or below is earned in any of these courses, the course must be repeated until a grade of C or higher is achieved. Students pursuing the business education major must maintain a 2.75 grade point average in all business and education coursework.
  • All transfer students seeking an undergraduate degree offered by the Dahl School of Business must earn a minimum of 15 credits of business coursework at Viterbo University.
Learning Outcomes
  • Demonstrate mastery of management theories, principles, processes, and skills specific to the health care industry, to effectively lead and develop people in a health care setting.
  • Apply principles of various business disciplines (including statistics, accounting, finance, quality improvement, and informatics) to address complex health care issues.
  • Analyze health care policy and delivery systems that drive strategies toward affordability, access, and growth.
  • Apply sound legal and ethical decision-making skills to effectively address issues that affect health care organizations.
  • Demonstrate the use of health care informatics to support organizational efficiency, regulatory, compliance, and clinical managerial decision-making.
  • Examine the current quality improvement tools that are used to improve patient care and increase patient satisfaction.
    Complete one Franciscan Values and Traditions course (VUSM-100 level course). Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Living in a Diverse World course. Transfer or re-entry students may have one or two mission seminars waived based on the number of transfer or completed credits.
    Complete one Serving the Common Good course.
    Complete one The Ethical Life course (VUSM-400 level).
    Complete three credits of historical analysis.
    Complete three credits of literary analysis.
    Complete four credits of scientific reasoning in the natural sciences.
    Complete three credits of scientific reasoning in the social sciences.
    Complete three credits of artistic engagement.
    Complete three credits of theological inquiry.
    Complete three credits of integrating faith and practice.
    Complete three credits of philosophical and moral inquiry.
    Complete 11 credits of natural science and/or mathematics. (Courses that qualify for Scientific Reasoning in the Natural Sciences or Quantitative Literacy credit within the LIVE program may also count toward the total.)
    Complete a minimum of 40 upper division credits (300/400).
    Complete a minimum of 120 college-level credits.

Health Care and Wellness Management (transfer agreement) Major (Bachelor of Science)

The Associate of Applied Science (AAS) degree must have been earned after May 2006 for Western Technical College (WTC) graduates. Students may not begin these specifically-articulated transfer programs or be considered a student in these programs until the AAS degree has been completed and documented on the technical college transcript. A student who did not complete the AAS degree could instead complete the requirements of the general major, and any completed courses of the AAS would count toward the major, but in order to come into this articulated transfer agreement program, the AAS must be completed prior to transfer to Viterbo. The student cannot be dually enrolled.  

  • Core curriculum and mission seminars (35-43 credits) – see core curriculum section of catalog
  • Major requirements (26-42 credits) – see below
  • Final degree requirementsa minimum of 120 college level credits, minimum of 40 credits at the 300/400 level

Transfer courses and waivers and/or substitutions could modify the required credit total in the core curriculum and major.

Western TC - Health Information Technology

ACCT 211, COMM 105, HMGT 306, 320, 340, 350, three credits of HMGT 487, MGMT 342, 374, 449, 492, MKTG 351

Western TC - Medical Administrative Professional

ACCT 211, COMM 105, ECON 102, HMGT 320, 340, 375, 425, 445, MGMT 342, 374, 449, 492, MKTG 351