Healthcare Services Management
Hiram College's strong liberal arts curriculum provides an excellent context for the healthcare services management major. The program combines the methodological approach in the required math and science courses with the theoretical and practical approaches in the required communication, psychology and management courses. As today's medical technologies become more complex and demanding, so do the larger ethical, humanistic issues which pervade the day-to-day practice of healthcare professionals.
Professionals in the healthcare management fields need strong interpersonal as well as managerial skills to achieve upward mobility in their careers. In addition to the required courses, sufficient elective coursework is available each term for the individual student to tailor the program to his/her own career goals as well as for personal and cultural enrichment. These elective courses include: Literature and Medicine, Medical Ethics, Literature and Aging, and Healthcare Financial Management.
Who is eligible?
This major is designed for registered nurses and other certified/registered professionals in healthcare fields who are graduates of a two-year accredited training program and have passed a national registry exam. These include dental hygienists, nuclear medicine technologists, physician assistants, respiratory therapists, radiation technologists, and cardiac profusionists who want to obtain their bachelor's degree.
Professionals certified/registered in an eligible area will receive forty-five (45) semester hours of credit at Hiram College toward a healthcare services management major. This credit will constitute the healthcare services management segment of the student's major. If a certified/registered professional chooses to major in an area other than healthcare services management, he/she is not eligible to receive the forty-five hours of credit at Hiram College. Transfer students must complete at least six of the required courses in the healthcare services management major at Hiram College. Additional Hiram College coursework will be required for students who satisfy more than two of the requirements listed above with transfer credit.
In addition to the required core courses, students will choose one of two tracks: management or healthcare field professional, and, in consultation with their faculty adviser, select a combination of courses that best supports their individual goals.
- Lab Science
- Philosophy course
- Foundations of Public Communication
- Organizational Behavior
- Two biomedical humanities interdisciplinary courses