health management

Be a Difference Maker in Health Management

Made for those who have a calling to make a difference in the lives around them. Health Management combines interests in the field of healthcare and the critical need for leaders and administrators. This degree and the important work that follows will be the difference maker to ensuring improvements in patient experience. Whether you are brushing up on the latest and best practices in healthcare or interested in a field that impacts people every day, this degree is designed for experienced healthcare professionals and those just getting started.

Health Management is a Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree.

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    Health Insurance & HMO Manager
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    Nursing Home Administrator

Major in the making of you

Macy Buker talking about the Health Management major on the North Dakota Today Show.

Macey Buker is a lecturer and the Health Management Program Director at the University of Minnesota Crookston. He talks about why health management is so important within out community and what makes UMC’s program unique. (September 8, 2021; Valley News Live North Dakota Today). Watch the video

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NAB Accredited for Path to Nursing Home Administrator Licensure

Our Health Management program meets the requirements and is approved by the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) in Minnesota and the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB).  NAB accreditation, UMN Crookston also meets the standards for the Healthcare Service Executive (HSE) status. Upon completion of the degree, UMN Crookston graduates are HSE eligible and qualified to take the state and national examinations for licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in Minnesota and other states. If students have completed a bachelor’s or graduate degree and are interested in licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator in Minnesota, UMN Crookston annually offers all classes required for licensure online. In this case, students would enroll as a non-degree student.  Learn more about the Minnesota Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrator Licensing Guide.

Careers in Health Management

Allied health agencies (i.e. American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, American Lung Association); Community-based and home health agencies; Government regulatory agencies; Health insurance and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs); Hospitals and medical clinics; Medical equipment and supply companies; Nursing facilities, extended care and assisted living facilities; and Public health departments and social service agencies

Interested in a Health Management Certificate?

Check out the details and courses for Certificate in Health Management.


Health Management


  • Health Management is approved by the Board of Examiners for Nursing Home Administrators (BENHA) in Minnesota. 

  • Health Management is also approved by the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) for Nursing Home Administrator Licensure.

  • Courses range from liberal education, technology, management and health, which provides a strong foundation for understanding health management philosophy and practice.

  • Learn from seasoned professionals who are experts in their fields -- administrators, attorneys, policy specialists, IT managers and even physicians as they share experiences through their courses.


At the U of M Crookston, you won’t spend all your time behind a desk. Our curriculum is designed around experiential learning, which means we want you to have as much hands-on learning as possible. Depending on your major, you’ll find opportunities to be in the field, the lab, the classroom, or engaging in simulated scenarios that give you a competitive edge when you enter the workforce or head to grad school. You’ll learn the concepts and then actively apply them through projects, field trips, site visits, internships, and interactions with professionals in the field.

Meet your future professors

  • Macey Buker


Student Stories

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    Katie Lienemann, from the Minneapolis/St. Paul area, talks about her major in health management and why it was the right choice for her.
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    She is the lone graduating senior on the Golden Eagle Volleyball team, but health management major, Callie Schapekahm, Eagan, Minn., is well prepared to lead.
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    She might not have known what her major would be when she came to campus four years ago, but Baillee Hauser 2017 leaves certain of her future career. The health management major from Raymond, Minn., fell in love with the campus the moment she pulled in for her visit, but she was uncertain what to study.