Health Care Services Management

Hiram College's strong liberal arts curriculum provides an excellent context for the health care 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 that permeate health care professionals’ day-to-day practice.

Health services administration professionals need strong interpersonal as well as managerial skills to remain competitive in their health care careers. In addition to the required courses, sufficient elective course work is available each term for each student to tailor the program to his/her own career goals as well as personal and cultural enrichment. These elective courses include literature and medicine, medical ethics, literature and aging, and health care financial management.

Our bachelor’s degree in health care management is designed for working adults, with weekend and online course options that allow students to study when it’s convenient for them.

Whether you live in Cleveland, Akron, Youngstown or surrounding areas in Northeast Ohio, we can help you start your career in the health care services management field. Contact us today to learn more.

Requirements

The major is designed for certified/registered professionals in health care fields who are graduates of two-year accredited training programs and have passed a national registry examination for:

  • Registered nurse
  • Nuclear medicine technologist
  • Respiratory therapist
  • Radiation technologist
  • Physician assistant
    Cardiac perfusionist

These professionals are granted forty-five (45) semester hours toward the health care services management major. Transfer students must complete at least twenty-four (24) semester hours of course work at Hiram College.

REQUIRED MAJOR COURSESCREDIT HOURS
Laboratory Science (4): (any course) 4
Mathematics 10800: Statistics: MM 4
Philosophy 21900: Contempory Moral Problems OR 4
Philosophy 28000 Medical Ethics OR 4
Philosophy 28000 Euthanasia 3
Communication 10100: Foundations of Public Communication 4
Management 21800: Organizational Behavior 4
ADDITIONAL REQUIRED INTERDISCIPLINARY COURSES
Interdisciplinary Course (Biomedical Humanities) 3 to 4
Interdisciplinary Course (Biomedical Humanities) 3 to 4
Total Credit Hours (Required Courses) 25-28
AREA OF CONCENTRATION 

Choose at least 12 credit hours from one of the following tracks:

  • Marketing
  • Healthcare Field Professional
Total Credit Hours (Area of Concentration)  12+
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR THE MAJOR  37-40
* NOTE:  Students must earn a C- or better in all Required and Advanced Coursework.
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS 33-40
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS FOR ELECTIVES 40-50
TOTAL CREDIT HOURS REQUIRED TO GRADUATE 120
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