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  Sep 21, 2017
 
September 2017 Undergraduate Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management (BSHCM)


(Please see the Undergraduate Program Offerings by Campus  chart in the catalog or on the Herzing Website at www.herzing.edu/areer-programs/downloads for a list of Herzing campuses offering this program.)

Program Description

This program prepares students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level management positions in healthcare. The program combines a foundation of technical coursework in a healthcare discipline with a management curriculum to be successful in managing in a healthcare environment. Many students enter into this bachelor’s degree program after having completed a certificate, diploma, or associate’s program in a healthcare discipline. Students who have not completed all the requirements of a healthcare program may complete coursework by taking individual healthcare courses drawn from Herzing University’s healthcare programs. All students complete the same management curriculum to prepare them to manage in the healthcare industry.

Program Outcomes

  1. Articulate theories and principles of health care management.

  2. Articulate management principles to functional areas of health care.

  3. Identify determinants and measurements of health and disease in epidemiology, public health, promotion of health, and disease prevention.

  4. Identify unique characteristics of law and ethics in health services.

  5. Apply management skills to leadership concepts.

  6. Compare health services organizations and delivery structures, functions, and professionals.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, office manager, program manager, clinical director, and practice administrator.

Program Content

A minimum of 120.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Management Core Courses


All courses, 24.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses in Healthcare Management


All courses, 29.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Elective Healthcare Credits


A minimum of 26.00 semester credit hours is required from a combination of healthcare electives and/or credits transferred from the core (non-general education) courses of a healthcare-related associate or diploma programs. Students not transferring in 26.00 semester credit hours in healthcare courses may make up the difference with elective courses in healthcare management.

Transfer Credits in Healthcare


All of the core courses may be transferred from a healthcare-related program to satisfy this requirement. Selection or transfer of courses will be in consultation and with the approval of the student’s academic advisor. Note: General education transfer credits are applied under general education.

Associate or diploma programs from which healthcare courses may be accepted include, but are not limited to, the following.

  • Dental Administrative Services
  • Dental Assisting
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Information Management
  • Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Medical Assisting Services
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Nursing ~
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology

Special Note for Herzing University Practical Nursing Diploma Programs


Each course in the following Herzing University practical nursing diploma programs is accepted for full credit towards the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program.

  • Diploma in Practical Nursing—Birmingham (DPNAL)
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing—Madison (DPNWI)
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing—Orlando (DPNFL)

Concentration Elective Courses in Healthcare Management


Students have the option to complete courses from the following leadership and managed care concentration areas (these elective courses be used to fulfill the available 26.00 healthcare elective hours):

Leadership Concentration

HC 266 Fundamentals of Health Care Regulations and Compliance  

HC 366 Change Management  

HC 466 Strategic Planning and Leadership  

BU 305 Administrative Law  

Managed Care Concentration

HC 233 Essentials of Managed Care  

HC 333 Insurance and Managed Care  

HC 433 Mechanisms of Insurance and Reimbursement in Managed Care  

PH 200 Community Health  

Required Capstone or Internship


A minimum of 3.00 semester credit hours are required.

Note:


* Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions.

** Enrollment in a student readiness training is required four terms prior to internship course.  Successful completion of training is required prior to internship course enrollment.

Required Courses in General Education


Students enrolled in this bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science

Personal and Professional Development Courses


2.00 semester credit hours are required.