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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

Register by: Dec 8, 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.

  • Compliance

  • Finance

  • Management

  • Technology

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A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program

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. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Evaluate financial strategies related to the management of health care organizations.
  • Examine regulatory guidelines that impact the health care industry.
  • Assess technology factors that impact the health care industry.
  • Analyze management principles and strategies within health care organizations.

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. 

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Save time and money on your degree

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

NEED SOME HELP?

Our enrollment representatives provide personal support while you make an informed choice about going back to school. Reach us by phone at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 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. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

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

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

I’m the grittiest person. And so are our students.”

Christopher Wilson

Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Health Professions

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 to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.