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Health Care Management - Program Description

Health Care Management is a Bachelor of Science degree, which includes study in health, business and management. Students will be prepared to enter public and private service jobs with theoretical and practical skills necessary for a challenging lifelong career in an ever changing technological society.

Students in this Major:

  • May start as a freshman or transfer credits from a health, science, or business curriculum for advanced standing in the major.
  • May take asynchronous online courses and thus attendance in Canton will not be necessary.
  • Will have internship possibilities in the last semester of study.
  • Will have a diverse background in health sciences, health care management, and business management upon completion of the program.

Career Opportunities:

  • Upward mobility in management of allied health fields
  • Public and private health service careers
  • Long-term care administration
  • Research in public health on county, state and federal levels
  • Business sector jobs in administration within industry, education, government as well as health care

Admission Requirements:

  • Students must be prepared to take Composition and the Spoken Word (ENGL 101) and Survey of Math (MATH 111) or Statistics (MATH 141).
  • Transfer students must have a GPA of 2.0 or better.

Students who do not meet necessary prerequisites may be admitted to the College. However, completing the program may require more than four years.


PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS (Curriculum 0253)

  • All students will complete a minimum of 120 credits, maintaining a GPA of 2.0.
  • In order to advance to junior level status all graduates will complete 60 credits, maintaining a GPA of 2.0.
  • Course work from Certificate and Associate degree programs with a minimum grade of C may be accepted to permit advanced standing.
  • In order to maintain junior and senior level status and to advance to the final semester, all students must maintain a GPA of 2.0.
  • In order to advance to the final semester and begin an internship, all students must obtain a passing grade in Health Services Management Internship Orientation (HSMB 308).
  • In order to graduate, all students must successfully complete an Internship (HSMB 408) and/or an Internship Alternative and Senior Seminar (HSMB 410).
  • B. Tech program requirements (admitted prior to Spring 2016)

Semester I Credits

ENGL 101 Composition and the Spoken Word (GER 10) 3
FYEP 101 First Year Experience 1
HSMB 101 Intro to Health Services Mgmt. 3
MATH 111
MATH 141
Survey of Math OR
Statistics
3
PSYC 101 Introductory Psychology (GER 3) 3
  American History (GER 4) 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester II Credits

BSAD 201 Business Law I 3
CITA 101 Library/Information Literacy 1
ECON 101
Macroeconomics 3
SOCI 101 Introduction to Sociology 3
  Humanities or Arts Elective (GER 7 or 8; Must be Liberal Arts) 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester III Credits

ACCT 101 Foundations of Financial Accounting 4
HLTH 200
HSMB 200
Medical Terminology Disease OR
Medical Terminology and Coding Classification Systems
3
  Western Civilization Elective (GER 5) 3
  Science Elective (GER 2) 3-4
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 16-17

Semester IV Credits

FSMA 210 Intro to Finance 3
ENGL 301 Professional Writing and Communication 3

Program Elective 3
  Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
  Other World Civilization (GER 6) 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester V Credits

HSMB 301 Public Health Issues 3
HSMB 304 U.S. Health Care System 3
HSMB 306 Health Care Financing 3
  Liberal Arts Elective 3
  U/L Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
  TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VI Credits

ECON 310 Economics of Healthcare 3
HSMB 305 Managed Care 3
HSMB 307 Health Care Facility Administration 3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
U/L Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 15

Semester VII Credits

BSAD 340 Management Communications 3
HSMB 302 Legal and Ethical Issues in Healthcare* 3
HMSB 308 Health Services Management Internship Orientation 1
HSMB 310 Quality and Patient Safety 3
  U/L Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
U/L Liberal Arts and Sciences Elective 3
TOTAL CREDITS 16

Semester VIII Credits

HSMB 408 Internship OR
Internship Alternative1
3-12
HSMB 410 Senior Seminar 3
TOTAL CREDITS 6-15


* Fulfills writing intensive requirement

1 Internship alternative consists of 3-12 credits of U/L Program Electives

U/L = Upper Level courses (300/400)
GER = General Education Requirements

Program Electives: ACCT, BIOL, BSAD, CHEM, CITA, DHYG, ECON, FSAD, FSMA, HEFI, HLTH, LEST, MINS, NURS, PHTA, VSCT. Program must meet 7 of 10 General Education Requirements (including 1, 2, 3 & 10) and 30 total Liberal Arts credits.

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Health Care Management
Marela Fiacco
Curriculum Coordinator
315-386-7444
fiaccom@canton.edu