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Health Services Management

Health services managers are trained as entry-level health professionals to generally coordinate the front office operations for a clinic or physician’s office. Typical duties include working with the public to set appointments, maintain confidential medical records and facilitate some billing or accounting functions.

Florida Civic Literacy Requirement

Indian River State College requires all incoming students from the 2018-2019 academic year and beyond, to meet the Civic Literacy requirement. All first-time-in-college (FTIC) students entering all Florida College System (FCS) and State University System (SUS) institutions must demonstrate competency in civic literacy by the time they graduate per FL Statute 1007.25 and Florida Board of Governors Regulation 8.006.

Click on the Florida Civic Literacy Competency Requirement page for more information.

Once You Complete the Program

Program graduates seek employment in a hospital, clinic, outpatient surgery center, physician’s office, public health agency, long-term care facility or laboratory. Others take advantage of the rapidly growing healthcare industry and its demand for more managers with a four-year degree by continuing with an IRSC Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Management.

Getting Started

The Health Services Management program is a selective-admissions program.  Students are selected based on criteria outlined in the Health Services Management Application Book.

For more information, contact:
Emlyn Anderson

Health Services Management Program Information Sessions

Students interested in the Health Services Management program, must view the online information/ orientation video.

Applying to the Health Services Management Program

To begin the application process:

  1.  Read the Health Services Management Application Booklet.
  2. Complete and submit the IRSC Application for the Health Services Management program (Pay the $30 non-refundable application fee.)

Apply Here

Note: If at any time during the application process you have a change in personal information (name change, address, phone number or emails), submit the changes through MyPioneerPortal and to the Health Science Division at 772-462-7550.

Due to House Bill 1507, admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2022 and beyond based on the Florida Department of Education rule development.  For more information on House Bill 1507, visit

Due to Rule 6A-10.024 (16), admission criteria can be affected. This bill has a possibility to change admission requirements for 2024 and beyond on the Florida Department of Education rule department. For more information on this rule, visit:

Additional Program Information


This is a national organization which supplements and complements the health occupations education curriculum. HOSA provides students in secondary, postsecondary and collegiate programs with opportunities to develop personal, leadership and career skills needed by healthcare providers. HOSA helps develop the total person, not just job-specific skills. The rapidly changing healthcare system needs workers who are technically skilled, people-oriented and capable of accepting leadership positions as a member of a team. Learn more.

Associate of Science

With an Associate in Science Degree from IRSC, you’ll be well-prepared for a professional career in health services management. For course descriptions, see the College Catalog.


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