Bachelor of Health Science Program Mission & Purpose

Program Mission

The mission of Pacific University’s Bachelor of Health Science degree completion program is to prepare entry level professionals for careers in health care management. The program prepares students to act as transformational leaders in guiding the future of healthcare in their chosen professional concentration area. To do this, students demonstrate a high level of professional competence, servant leadership, and personal attributes needed in an evolutionary health care environment.

Program Vision

To empower our graduates to lead, grow, and serve with the intention of improving the US healthcare system. 

Program Purpose

The BHS Program is dedicated to advancing the field of healthcare management through formative and inspired curricular design that includes:

  • A team-teaching approach that incorporates industry practitioners
  • Practice-based skills and knowledge development by applying evidence-based practice and practice-based evidence (guidance first, then active learning by doing)
  • Experiential learning opportunities with healthcare community engagement
  • Interprofessional education with Health Professions students from clinical disciplines
  • Networking and mentoring opportunities with healthcare executives

The BHS Program aspires to cultivate leaders who will enrich healthcare institutions to provide the highest quality of patient care by being:

  • Active stewards of resources
  • Creative, innovative, critical, and forward thinkers
  • Change agents
  • Ethical, self-directed, accountable, and collaborative leaders
  • Professional and culturally competent leaders who are committed to lifelong learning

The BHS Program places the highest value on patient-centeredness and health equity, honoring diversity, teamwork, ethical behavior, accountability, intellectual rigor, mentoring, personal growth, and life-long learning.