Program Overview

Eastern Washington University’s Interdisciplinary Studies Health Leadership program is designed to provide students with the foundational skills and knowledge of the operations of healthcare organizations and aims to also give students a variety of perspectives on communications in the field and beyond. The program is designed especially to accommodate working professionals through its completely online offerings and is enhanced by various online learning applications.

The program provides room for experiential learning through the Prior Learning Assessment. Students cultivate a portfolio through a special portfolio development course, which documents their higher-level learning through career experiences. Upon completion, the portfolio is evaluated by a faculty member who awards elective credits based on the project.

Prior to enrollment, prospective students should design a degree program to meet their specific goals and objectives.

Because the program is interdisciplinary, students bear the responsibility for designing a program that meets their professional and intellectual needs. There are a variety of minors, certificates, and pre-professional programs to choose from.

Program outline:

  • Healthcare Organization and Administration
  • Healthcare Supervision
  • Healthcare Technology
  • Health Law, Regulation and Ethics
  • Topics in Leadership and Strategic Communication
  • International Communication
  • Internship
  • Business Communications
  • Process and Improvement in Healthcare
  • Organizational Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Negotiation Skills and Strategies
  • Human Resource Management
  • Grant Writing and Administration
  • Portfolio Development
  • Introductory Statistics
  • Senior Capstone

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities

    School Overview

    Eastern Washington University is a public, four-year institution of higher learning located in Cheney, Washington. Founded in 1882 by the funds received from a man named Benjamin Pierce Cheney, the school began as a small institution known as the Benjamin P. Cheney Academy. Originally started as a teacher training school, the academy expanded to include programs outside of the education field after WWII and became a university in the late 1970s. Today, the university offers programs in many areas throughout Washington including Vancouver, Seattle, Spokane, Lakewood, Everett, Yakima, Kirkland and Bellevue.

    Eastern Washington University offers degrees at the bachelor’s, master’s and doctoral level. The most popular undergraduate areas of study include psychology, health sciences, education and business. EWU's Extended Campus serves students, working professionals, and the community with online degree programs designed to meet individual needs.

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