Health Services Management
The Health Services Management major provides students the skills to function as supervisors and mid-level managers in health care. With some additional coursework, graduates are also prepared for entrance intro master's programs in Allied Health, such as Physical or Occupation Therapy or the Physician Assistant program. In the major, students study health-care delivery systems and reimbursement, health-care quality management, law, budgeting, management and personnel supervision.
Employment sites include hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical and medical equipment companies, health research and clinical trial firms, home health care agencies, and physician group practices.
Admission / Prerequisites
Admission requires an overall 2.5 gpa and minimum grade of "C" in all prerequisite courses. However, meeting the minimum requirements does not ensure admission. Applications are due by February 1st each year for the next fall. Although the minimum gpa requirement is a 2.5, admission is competitively. Typically, 60-65 students are accepted each year. The lowest gpa accepted for 2012 was a 3.0.
Principles of Human Anatomy & Physiology - Biol 2130/2131 or Biol 2140/2141 & 2150/2151
College Algebra - Math 1065
Statistics - Bios 1500, Math 2228, Math 2283, or Psyc 2101
Medical Terminology - Hima 3000
Professional Roles and Environments in Health Care - Hsma 2000
Intro to Computers - Mis 2223
Application for the program (application will reopen in December)
Health Services Management Website
HSMA Approved Electives