Why This Degree?
Global workforce demands in health and human services are increasing, and a BAS degree with a concentration in health, wellness, and social services will provide you with the foundation necessary to be a professional in the field. In fact, Mason’s College of Health and Human Services was developed in 2006 to help meet this demand and offer students high quality programs in public health, rehabilitation science, nutrition, health informatics, senior housing, health services research, and policy and specialized study in social work and nursing.
Analysts at the Virginia Workforce Connection provide statistics predicting that from 2010-2020, the Commonwealth of Virginia will have added 137,096 new jobs in health care and social assistance. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics cites the median pay for Medical and Health Services Managers at $88,580 with an expected employment increase of 23% by 2022.
• Will build on your current skills to make you more competitive in Virginia’s growing workforce. We will help you maximize your accumulated credits and ‘life credits.’
• Is ideal for adult learners who want to gain a broad theoretical perspective for understanding the complex nature of providing health care and social services programs to a diverse group of individuals in order to increase overall well-being.
• Is taught by outstanding Mason faculty and provide students with a foundation in serving both domestic and international vulnerable populations.
• Offers students the option of two academic tracks – Physical and Mental Health Care Delivery or Health Care Administration. Both tracks prepare students to become professionals in the health and social services fields.
• Offers fully online (Physical and Mental Health Care Delivery) and hybrid (Health Care Administration).
Please refer to the Admissions Requirements page for full information.
The Health, Wellness, and Social Services concentration is part of ADVANCE! Requirements for admission via ADVANCE can be found on NOVA’s website.
Please refer to the University Catalog to view the curriculum for this concentration.