The Healthcare Management associate degree provides students with a broad foundational study of the specific skills required in physician office and department management, including marketing, economics, accounting, human resources, business law and statistics. In addition, students will prepare to take the Certified Physician Practice Manager (CPPM) national credentialing exam by studying healthcare finance, healthcare quality, statistics and research, introduction to physician practice management, healthcare compliance, health information ethics, and healthcare applications.
This credential is a logical next step for those with experience in healthcare who are ready to advance their careers in physician practice management. Current practice managers will also benefit from this certification with increased knowledge and validation of their knowledge and experience in this skilled profession.
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A customized curriculum map for the Associate Healthcare Management program is available to fit your schedule and pace. Part-time and full-time options are available to all students. Summer term courses are also offered. The program accepts students six times a year – twice in the spring, summer, and fall.
Choose one Business Introductory Course: MGMT1085 Decision Making Tools, MGMT1080 Problem Solving Tools, or MGMT1050 Introduction to Business.
This course provides a comprehensive overview of the breadth of knowledge required to effectively manage a medical group practice today. The course covers a range of topics while taking into special consideration the need for a broader and more detailed knowledge base among practice managers. Topics covered include: physician leadership, judgment in management decisions, bioterrorism preparedness, financial management, health care information technology, regulatory issues, compliance programs, legal implications of business arrangements, medical malpractice, facility design, and capital financing for physician group practices.
Student will select a Humanities and Literature Elective.
An applied course in healthcare quality, basic statistics and research methods with emphasis on the ability to analyze and interpret clinical and other health data for use in research, and health care decision making.
Student will select a Natural Science Elective.
Healthcare management is a growing career field. Employment in this field is projected to grow 28 percent (faster than average) from 2021 to 2031. Through 2031, the healthcare industry as a whole is estimated to have 16.97 million open positions, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
If you’re looking to get into the business side of the healthcare industry, an associate degree in Healthcare Management is an excellent first step toward reaching your career goals. Our Associate Healthcare Management curriculum focuses on specific business topics within healthcare, such as Healthcare Finance, Healthcare Compliance, and Healthcare Applications. General management programs won’t cover these specific healthcare industry topics and could put you ahead of the competition.
Suppose you choose to further your education after earning an associate degree in healthcare management. In that case, UC offers specific online healthcare bachelor degrees such as the Bachelor of Technical and Applied Studies in Healthcare Leadership or the Bachelor in Health Information Management.
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