The mission is twofold: 1) to prepare pre-professional allied health students to enter professional studies with a strong understanding and background in the health care system and 2) to assist health professionals in acquiring the knowledge and skills needed for advancement in the health care disciplines.
This degree emphasizes general managerial proficiency in health care. Graduates will be prepared for mid-level management positions or for entrance into master's programs in allied health.
Consider this degree if you have one of the following goals:
-as a traditional student, you want a job as a mid-level manager inhealth care;
-as a working, credentialed practitioner with an associate degree, you want to advance into supervisory and managerial roles by studying via distance delivery to earn your baccalaureate degree; or
-as a candidate for a master's program in allied health, you want to meet the pre-requisites for the master's and also earn a baccalaureate degree with a job future.
Work settings include hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long term care facilities, health research and clinical trials firms, and home health care agencies.
Employment opportunities are excellent. Overall, the demand for mid-level managers exists and is likely to continue into the foreseeable future. The percentage of growth, on average, is 30 percent.
The curriculum's goals are to provide students with a substantive general education, with an understanding of the health care system, and with specialized, interdisciplinary knowledge. Licensed or credentialed practitioners with associate degrees may receive up to 30 semester hours of credit for their discipline-specific training.
Admission requires a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA.