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The B.S. in Healthcare Management prepares students to effectively direct, manage, and evaluate health services, organizations, and programs within a variety of settings, such as hospitals, clinics, nursing and retirement communities, physician’s offices, corporations, and nonprofit organizations. Students gain skills and competencies necessary to effectively lead healthcare organizations in the 21st century and to improve the quality, safety, and delivery of health services. Because of the evolving U.S. health system, the aging population, and the projected shortage of healthcare professionals, there is a growing need for healthcare administrators. Demand and opportunity for those with even bachelor’s-level training will crescendo over the next decade.
At the end of this program, students will be able to:
- Critically appraise the context and quality of healthcare delivery within and outside of the United States.
- Apply epidemiological approaches to the study of patterns of disease and injury in populations.
- Evaluate study designs, methods, and strategies for data analysis used in health-related research.
- Analyze how changing demographics as well as key behavioral and cultural factors impact health and healthcare.
- Demonstrate an understanding of how technology and legal and ethical issues impact the delivery of healthcare services.
- Analyze the major advantages and disadvantages of an interdisciplinary approach to healthcare delivery.
- Articulate critical issues in acute and long-term care from the perspective of patient and practitioner.
- Assess public and global health issues that transcend national borders, class, race, ethnicity, and culture.
- Apply healthcare management concepts and theories.
- Analyze macro and micro factors that impact a healthcare organization’s performance.
- Apply foundational skills relating to fiscal evaluation and financial management.
- Analyze effective methods for assessing quality and safety within healthcare organizations.
- Apply planning and evaluation methods used in strategic planning, implementation, evaluation, and marketing of healthcare organizations.
- Evaluate human resource methods used to effectively recruit, maintain, evaluate, and manage health employees.
- 181 total quarter credits
- General Education courses (46 cr.)
- Core courses (85 cr.)
- Elective courses (45 cr.)
- Capstone course (5 cr.)