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online health management degree

Bachelor of Science in Health Management

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With a bachelor’s in health management program, you’ll prepare for manager-level roles in the dynamic and evolving healthcare industry. You’ll develop in-demand skills in strategic decision making, regulatory compliance, finance and technology. These will help you prepare for healthcare management opportunities.

Our Bachelor of Science in Health Management (BSHM) degree offers significant flexibility in transferring existing credits, making it well-suited for allied health professionals or students with an associate degree in healthcare. Leverage your existing experience, apply previous credits and pursue an education in health management.

  • Transfer-friendly options for those with healthcare experience.
  • Opportunity to pursue management occupations in the healthcare industry.
  • Focus on financial strategies, regulatory guidelines and technology factors affecting public health.

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Save time and money on your bachelor's degree with eligible transfer credits.

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Courses

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Education should hold practical value. That’s why our health management program is built with input from industry leaders. We ensure what you learn is current, relevant and reflects the scenarios you’ll face in today’s healthcare industry. This is important in a field changing as quickly as healthcare.

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Health management degree requirements

You’ll need 120 credits[1] to complete this online Bachelor of Science in Health Management degree. Your course schedule may vary based on transferable credits or credits earned through the University’s Prior Learning Assessment.

Our student-centric health management program courses cover the core aspects of health administration while exploring more detailed specialty areas like human resources in health care and data analytics. Our practitioner faculty employ empathy, storytelling and significant video content to lend a human touch to our courses. 

Here’s where you’ll pick up the bulk of your program-specific knowledge. You’ll learn skills in key areas, such as auditing, budgeting, coordinating, decision making, planning, marketing, researching and more. These will prepare you for health management roles in a dynamic and evolving industry.

Here’s where you’ll explore additional topics related to the field of healthcare. Since health management is very broad, our elective core courses give you the opportunity to expand your healthcare knowledge with topics such as healthcare delivery or electronic health records.

Here’s where you’ll study different disciplines to lay the foundation for your health management degree. You may learn soft skills, which are important for working in healthcare, like effective communication, critical thinking and team building. Many of these courses may be fulfilled with transfer credits.

Here’s where you’ll explore topics of interest, whether related to your field of study or not. You might want to pair your healthcare knowledge with topics you’re passionate about like cultural diversity, environmental science, psychology, human development or ethics.

[1] 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 health management degree.

The Bachelor of Science in Health Management degree also allows you to complete two of the required courses for a Master of Health Administration while finishing your bachelor’s degree.

Learn more about the master's pathway.

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Earn career-relevant skills in weeks – not years.

Learning shouldn’t take years to put into practice. That’s why we’re empowering you to build career-relevant skills with every five- to six-week course.

We’ve worked with labor market researchers like Lightcast to find in-demand skills for careers and mapped those to our related associate, bachelor’s and master’s degree programs.

Tuition

Transfer credits

Your prior eligible college credits can save you time and money, helping you graduate faster. That’s why we’ve accepted transcripts from 5,000+ institutions. Check to see if you can apply eligible transfer credits from an institutionally accredited university or college toward your online health managmenet degree. 

Affordable, fixed tuition

Lock in the peace of mind that comes with fixed, affordable tuition. You’ll enjoy one flat rate from the moment you enroll until the day you graduate from your BSHM program. That’s your Tuition Guarantee.

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University of Phoenix health management bachelor's degree vs other universities

Phoenix ASU Online (BAB) Capella DeVry GCU Purdue Global SNHU Strayer
Cost per credit
Cost per credit
Cost per credit
$398
Cost per credit
$563
Cost per credit
$365/415[1]
Cost per credit
$514
Cost per credit
$485
Cost per credit
$371
Cost per credit
$330
Cost per credit
$328.89
Credits per course
Credits per course
Credits per course
3
Credits per course
3
Credits per course
3-6
Credits per course
2-4
Credits per course
4
Credits per course
5-6
Credits per course
3
Credits per course
4.5
Tuition per course
Tuition per course
Tuition per course
$1,194
Tuition per course
$1,698
Tuition per course
$1,095-
$2,490
Tuition per course
$1,028-
$2,056
Tuition per course
$1,940
Tuition per course
$1,855-
$2,226
Tuition per course
$990
Tuition per course
$1,480
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Total program length in credits
124
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Total program length in credits
120
Total program length in credits
180
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
Length of course in weeks
5
Length of course in weeks
7.5
Length of course in weeks
10
Length of course in weeks
8
Length of course in weeks
7-8
Length of course in weeks
10
Length of course in weeks
8
Length of course in weeks
11
Fees
Fees
Fees
One fee per course
Fees
Multiple fees
Fees
Multiple fees
Fees
Multiple fees
Fees
Multiple fees
Fees
Multiple fees
Fees
Multiple fees
Fees
Multiple fees
Tuition guarantee
Tuition guarantee
Tuition guarantee
YES
Tuition guarantee
NO
Tuition guarantee
NO
Tuition guarantee
NO
Tuition guarantee
NO
Tuition guarantee
NO
Tuition guarantee
NO
Tuition guarantee
NO

Data pulled on September 14, 2023

[1] $365 per 1000-2000 level credit; $415 per 3000-4000 level credit

Source of data: For each institution, the data are publicly available in multiple locations, including Academic Catalogs, Program pages, Tuition and fees pages, and syllabi. All data are publicly available on the websites. 

Certain licensure programs and coursework in other degree programs may have additional fees. Please check with your advisor or course catalog for additional info.

COA Components Bachelor's Degree (non-CBE)
Tuition and Fees¹
Tuition and Fees¹
Tuition and Fees¹
$9,288
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment
Books, course materials, supplies and equipment
$1,416
Transportation
Transportation
Transportation
$1,360
Miscellaneous personal expenses
Miscellaneous personal expenses
Miscellaneous personal expenses
$550
Living Expenses²
Living Expenses²
Living Expenses²
     Food
     Food
     Food
$2,650
     Housing³
     Housing³
     Housing³
$5,120
Federal student loan fees
Federal student loan fees
Federal student loan fees
$60
Dependent care expenses
Dependent care expenses
Dependent care expenses
$0
Disability related expenses
Disability related expenses
Disability related expenses
$0
Total COA
Total COA
Total COA
$20,444

1The tuition component is based on a per credit weighted average for the credential level across the entire University.

2The University allows the same living expense amounts for students in all living arrangements and dependency statuses.

3The living expense component for students receiving Military Basic Allowance for Housing (BAH) only includes an allowance for food.

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Eligible students saved:

$11,000 & 1 year

Students with eligible credits and relevant experience on average saved $11k and 1 year off their undergraduate degree with University of Phoenix.

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Eligible students saved:

$11,000 & 1 year

Students with eligible credits and relevant experience on average saved $11k and 1 year off their undergraduate degree with University of Phoenix.

Financial aid

You may have options when it comes to paying for a health management degree, such as federal grants and loans. Our finance advisors can answer your questions about financial aid and can help guide you through the process.

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Careers & Outcomes

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

Healthcare is a growing field because of its unique position in society as a necessity. As such, there’s a demand for health management professionals who can build systems, improve outcomes, efficiently deliver services and predict utilization trends. You can leverage your education to help prevent health problems and design effective healthcare solutions that can make an impact on public health and the wellbeing of others.

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

  • Office manager
  • Practice manager
  • Program manager
  • Health manager

Top skills learned in this program:

  • Compliance

  • Finance

  • Management

  • Technology

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What you’ll learn

When you earn your Bachelor of Science in Health Management degree, 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.

28% Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

Health management industry spotlight

Health management is a more expansive industry than people may initially envision. The field encompasses not just hospitals, but also rural clinics, retail health locations and healthcare-focused organizations, such as medical equipment, pharmaceutical companies, consumer healthcare products and more. Since the healthcare industry is a fast-growing and diverse field, this program can be quite beneficial for your career.

28% Growth

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2021 and 2031.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

24,500,000+

The number of healthcare and social assistance employees in the U.S. in 2023.
 

56,000+

The number of medical and health services manager openings projected each year, on average, over the decade.

Admissions

Apply for free – no application fee, no obligation.

Starting your online health management degree is a big decision — and we want you to feel great about it. That’s why we remove obstacles from your application.

  • No cost to request transcripts in most cases
  • No SAT/ACT required 
  • No essay required 
  • No cost, risk-free trial for eligible students

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Receive highly rated 1-on-1 support

You’ll have a support team of real people you can lean on to encourage your success as a student. Start a conversation about your future with one of our enrollment representatives today.

Call us at 844-937-8679 or chat with us 7 days a week.

Student Experience

Health management student experience

Online learning

Our engaging and interactive online courses include videos from faculty to add a human touch to the learning environment. Our faculty teach empathy too because of its importance in the classroom and in healthcare.

Flexible schedule

You’ll take one course at a time to focus on a single aspect of healthcare. Our online health management courses are in an asynchronous format to help working adults balance work, school and family. 

Mimic real-world deliverables

You’ll learn, practice and apply your health management skills through authentic assignments, which resemble what you would do in the healthcare industry, such as creating memos, proposals, summaries and more.

Join a Recognized Student Organization

High-performing health management students have an opportunity to join one of the largest honor societies, Upsilon Phi Delta, which is part of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Around-the-clock support and resourcess

You have a support team and resources available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. 

Meet and connect with other healthcare professionals

Faculty Spotlight

Healthcare professionals dedicated to you

Your success is a top priority for our faculty members, who bring an average of 26 years of professional experience to the classroom. Their real-time, real-life experience in healthcare helps bridge the gap between academics and industry knowledge. You can feel confident that what you’re learning is relevant for your future career.

Christopher Wilson

Faculty Spotlight

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

Christopher Wilson
Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Health Professions

Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org, since 1978.

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

Health management is a field of study, typically designed for allied health professionals, focused on overseeing the functions of a healthcare facility. These might include hospitals, rural clinics, pharmaceutical companies or other similar organizations.

Working in this dynamic and evolving field requires a solid foundation in business communication, financial management, human resources, organizational behavior, project management and financial management.

According to the Association of Schools Advancing Health Professions (ASAHP), allied health professionals assist with the delivery of services related to the identification and prevention of diseases and disorders, diet and nutrition, rehabilitation and health systems management.

Allied health professionals fall into two categories: technicians (assistants) and therapists/technologists. Technicians perform procedures with an educational background spanning about two years while therapists and technologists require more intensive educational curricula and procedural skills.

Allied health professionals include, but are not limited to:

  • Dental hygienists
  • Diagnostic medical sonographers
  • Dietitians
  • Medical technologists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Physical therapists
  • Radiographers
  • Rehabilitation counselors
  • Respiratory therapists
  • Speech language pathologists

Learn more about allied health professions

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 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.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for medical and health services managers is much faster than the average for all occupations. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28% from 2021 to 2031. Additionally, about 56,600 openings for medical and health services managers are projected each year, on average, over the decade.

The BLS Projected Growth for 2021-2031 is published by the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. This data reflects the BLS’ projections of national (not local) conditions. These data points are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.

No, an associate degree in an allied health profession is not required before you enroll in our online health management degree. You’ll need at least 30 college-level credits to enroll into the BSHM program.

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.​

Yes, we offer a master’s pathway for students pursuing a bachelor’s in health management degree. You can complete two of the required courses for a Master of Health Administration while finishing your bachelor’s degree. Reach out to your academic counselor for additional information.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.