Marian University offering Health and Human Services Degree

Courses can be taken online, or at one of two campus locations

Jan 11, 2016, 07:30 ET from Marian University

INDIANAPOLIS, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Marian's Adult Programs (MAP) at Marian University is offering a new online bachelor's degree in health and human services (HHS), geared for adult students across the United States who aspire to improve the health and well-being of their communities. HHS is an interdisciplinary study that works to prevent and address societal problems for better overall quality of life. The degree offers a combination of real world, career-preparation courses, with a well-rounded liberal arts education, which is the hallmark of every Marian University degree.

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For those students interested in the rapidly growing health care industry who do not wish to pursue a hands-on health care career, the HHS degree program provides an alternative path to degrees in public health or social work.  While public health positions typically focus on regulatory, legislative, or environmental issues, HHS specialists use this knowledge to educate and serve others.  Careers in health and human services also go beyond the direct individual care of social workers. HHS professionals are leaders who often coordinate the delivery of health care, and focus on broader scale work within the community. 

HHS graduates are prepared to pursue a wide range of jobs, such as health educators, community health managers, case managers, population health coordinators, and non-profit program directors. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2015 Edition, "Jobs for healthcare educators, caregivers, and community health workers are expected to grow 21 percent between now and 2022."  In addition, they cite that the median pay for medical and health service managers was $88,580 per year.

New online classes form every five weeks and eight weeks; however, those living in central Indiana also have the option to attend some classroom-based courses at Marian's main campus on Cold Spring Road, or at the north-side location near Keystone at the Crossing. More information is available at, or by calling 317.955.6271.

About Marian University Indianapolis
Marian University (, founded in Indianapolis in 1937, is the only Catholic liberal arts university in central Indiana. It serves a student body of nearly 3,000 through dedication to excellent teaching and learning in the Franciscan and liberal arts traditions. Marian University is one of Indiana's 31 independent colleges and one of 244 Catholic colleges and universities nationwide.

Since 2001, Marian University has been led by President Daniel J. Elsener, whose vision and leadership are transforming the university. In 2013, Marian University opened the Michael A. Evans Center for Health Sciences, home to its College of Osteopathic Medicine. Marian University has amassed 31 national championships in cycling, and won the NAIA Football National Championship in 2012 and 2015.

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