TAMPA, Fla., Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- With rapid job growth set to continue in the healthcare industry in 2014, U.S. News & World Report-ranked Valparaiso University offers a 100% online Master of Science in Health Management and Policy (MS-HMP) program that prepares professionals for career advancement in four in-demand specializations.
Hiring opportunities for medical and health services managers nationwide are expected to jump by 22% this decade as baby boomers reach retirement age and the federal Affordable Care Act provides billions of dollars in funding for new health centers.
Health management professionals are relied upon to organize and manage patient information and medical facility staff, ensure compliance with regulations, facilitate improvements to the quality of care and incorporate the latest technology.
Valparaiso University's 100% online MS-HMP prepares students for leadership roles in this complex and evolving profession, with specialties offering highly relevant skills: Strategic Decision Making, Health Informatics, Gerontology and Forensic Health.
Accessible anytime, anywhere via mobile device, laptop or desktop, and powered by University Alliance technology, Valparaiso University's online program features instructor-led video-based lectures, discussion boards and chat rooms.
"Valparaiso University's 100% online MS in Health Management and Policy graduate degree provides the next-generation skills and knowledge that healthcare leaders need to thrive in this fascinating and fulfilling profession," said Adrian Marrullier, University Alliance's Executive Vice President of Enrollment Services and Marketing.
For details on how Valparaiso University can meet your continuing education needs in the new year, call toll-free 855-582-8047 or visit ValpoOnline.com. The deadline to apply for the Spring II, 2014 session is Feb. 26, 2014.
About Valparaiso University
Valparaiso University is a comprehensive independent Lutheran university with more than 4,000 students on its campus located in Northwest Indiana, an hour from Chicago. Valparaiso is a community of purpose-driven, service-minded and ethical individuals who embrace the pursuit of truth with freedom, humility and compassion. Valparaiso has been identified as one of the top master's-level institutions in the Midwest by U.S. News & World Report magazine for more than 20 years. Valparaiso University offers more than 110 undergraduate academic programs through the colleges of Arts and Sciences, Business, Engineering and Nursing. Valparaiso also has a distinguished honors college, a Law School, and more than 40 degree and certificate programs in its Graduate School and Continuing Studies. Valparaiso has been recognized for its commitment to outstanding teaching, preparing thoughtful leaders with strong cross-cultural skills and global awareness and dedication to serving others.
About University Alliance
University Alliance facilitates the promotion and online delivery of associate's, bachelor's and master's degrees as well as professional certificate programs from the nation's leading traditional universities and institutions. Powered by UA's technology and support services, its university partners have surpassed 450,000 online enrollments – making UA the largest facilitator of e-learning in the country. University partners include Villanova University, the University of Notre Dame's Mendoza College of Business, Florida Institute of Technology, Michigan State University, University of Florida, University of South Florida, Valparaiso University, New England College, University of St. Thomas, University of San Francisco, Jacksonville University, University of Vermont, The University of Scranton, and Dominican University.
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