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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Health Management Degree

3 years*

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online

Format

Start when you're ready

Choose an upcoming start date:

Register by: Apr 21, 2021

Healthcare is evolving — and so should you. If you’re an allied health professional who wants to explore opportunities in health management, you can now apply your previous course credits toward our Bachelor of Science in Health Management degree.

This online degree is designed specifically for allied health professionals, such as dental hygienists, medical assistants, and speech, physical or occupational therapists, who want to pursue an education in health management.

  • Be proficient in business communication for healthcare managers

  • Clarify individual ethics and consider ethical viewpoints from a managerial perspective

  • Develop a solid foundation in human resources, organizational behavior, financial management, project management, and technology

  • Manage staff, projects, and budgets

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

*Total program entails 120 credits, though applicants must have a minimum of 30 program applicable college-level credits (up to 87) to enroll into the BSHM program, which are applied toward total program credits. Students with more than 30 transfer credits may finish in less than 3 years.

Schedule

Your academic counselor will help you schedule your courses for the online Bachelor of Science in Health Management.

What you'll learn

When you earn your BS in Health Management, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

Topics covered in this degree include:

  • Management principles and strategies within healthcare organizations
  • Regulatory guidelines that affect the healthcare industry
  • Financial strategies related to the management of healthcare organizations
  • Technology factors that affect the healthcare industry

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Health Management degree?

A BS in Health Management can help prepare you to be a:

  • Office manager
  • Practice administrator
  • Program manager
18 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028.

Tuition

Paying for school

Keep the same fixed, affordable tuition from start to finish of your degree program, even if it takes longer than you planned. That’s our promise: no matter what surprises life brings, you can count on us.

Save time and money on your Certificate

Credit transfer made easy

Graduate faster by transferring in prior eligible credits from another accredited institution.

Enrollment representative

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at (844) 937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives can help answer your questions, so you can make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 5 days a week.

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Take one class at a time and choose a start date that works for your schedule.

Online or campus-based learning

Enroll in online classes and study anytime of the day or night, 24/7/365. Or enroll at a campus in your state to attend classes virtually with your peers.

Around-the-clock support and resources

Access our online resources 24/7 or reach our trained representatives by phone or chat 20 hours a day, 5 days a week.

Accreditation & Faculty

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

26

Average years of industry experience

32

Directors of Services

19:1

Student-faculty ratio

Faculty Spotlight

As a faculty member, I'm on your team. I'm your coach and your cheerleader."

Doris Savron

Vice Provost of Colleges, University of Phoenix

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Health Management degree

Health management, designed for the allied health professional, requires a solid foundation in business communication, financial management, human resources, organizational behavior, project management, and financial management in the healthcare field.

While there are many similarities between health management and health administration, health management focuses on the larger business and regulatory needs of an organization. Health administration, on the other hand, focuses more on the oversight of personnel and practices within a department or division. 

This online degree is designed specifically for allied health professionals such as dental hygienists, medical assistants and speech, physical or occupational therapists who want to pursue an education in health management. It can help prepare you to be an office manager or program manager.

Our health management degree program is designed to be flexible, so you can prepare for a management role in healthcare while you work and take care of family. If you’re an allied health professional, you can now apply your previous course credits toward our Bachelor of Science in Health Management degree.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.