Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management

Degree Awarded: 
Bachelor of Science Degree

The Jefferson College of Health Sciences Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management and Master of Healthcare Administration degree programs have been ranked as one of the top 10 programs in the nation by the website Healthcare Management Degree Guide. Click here to learn more.

  • To learn more about the faculty and staff of the Healthcare Management Program, click here.
  • To see Jefferson College of Health Sciences Catalog, with the Healthcare Management section beginning on page 111, click here.

The Healthcare Management (HCM) program educates a diverse community of students who have varying levels of work experience. The four year curriculum provides a broad base of knowledge and skills to prepare students with the needed general analytical, communication and management competencies for professional jobs in the field of healthcare management.

To meet the diverse needs of our student body, the HCM program offers a 100% online curriculum. Online courses are taught using technology that supports both synchronous and asynchronous course instruction. This methodology provides for meaningful interaction among students and the instructor while eliminating the need to attend class on campus. Synchronous instruction is usually scheduled during the evening hours to facilitate student availability. HCM faculty continue to remain available for on campus student support as needed.

Labor statistics indicate the job outlook and salaries for healthcare management positions is growing faster than the national average and that means more high-paying job opportunities for our graduates. Alternatively, for those interested in graduate studies, this program will successfully prepare students for advanced studies in management and health-related disciplines.

Healthcare Management students have the opportunity to specialize in two specialty tracks that we offer.

The Long Term Care track has an internship component that places students at a center for 400 hours. Once the degree and internship hours are complete students can sit for licensure as a Nursing Home Administrator. This licensure allows for both Nursing Home and Assisted Living Administration.

Our Medical Practice Management track offers a 120 hour internship in a Medical Practice. Once the degree and internship are complete, the graduate will need two years of experience in a Medical Practice to sit for certification as a Certified Medical Practice Executive.

The Long Term Care track is 8 credits to equal the 400 hours. There are 8, 4 and 2 credit courses depending on the students availability to complete the hours. The Medical Practice Management Program is a 3 credit course of 120 hours. To see a plan of study for these tracks, click here.

Students (also or may) have the option of completing an internship in human resources, finance, marketing and other areas of specific interest.

Healthcare Management also offers a Certificate in Medical Practice Management. This is designed for those who already have an Associates degree or Bachelors degree in another area. The certificate consists of 6 classes and gives core knowledge to be eligible to sit for the certification exam. These 6 courses can also be applied towards our Bachelors degree in Healthcare Management.

To see a plan of study for this certificate program, click here.

Program Mission: 

Consistent with the college’s mission, the HCM program mission is to develop ethical and competent managers and leaders who are committed to improving the organization and delivery of healthcare services.

Program Goals Intro: 

Consistent with all undergraduate students at Jefferson College of Health Sciences, HCM students are expected to be able to satisfactorily fulfill each of the following goals:

Program Goals: 
  • Be knowledgeable of a broad range of social, behavioral, and environmental factors that influence individual and population health in the U.S.
  • Be knowledgeable and skilled in general business management concepts and practices.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and skills to manage effectively healthcare organizations within complex competitive, regulatory, and legal environments.
  • Be able to apply, integrate, and synthesize acquired knowledge and skills toward the resolution of practical managerial issues and problems.
Admission Requirements: 
  • Applicants with previous college credit may be awarded advanced placement in the program.  
  • Click here for the general information on admissions requirements.

Program Application Requirements:

  • A résumé reflecting volunteer and paid work experience within the past three years. Please include leadership positions held within volunteer organizations, community service experience, and/or employment where applicable.
  • A writing sample, one-two pages, double-spaced, 12-font on the following topic:
    • Describe your motivation for pursing a Bachelor in Healthcare Management.
    • Tell us about your healthcare experience.
    • Please share your future academic and professional goals.

The resume and writing sample may be e-mailed to

Other Information: 
Program Affiliations

The Baccalaureate of Science in Healthcare Management is an associate member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The program is also a chapter member in the Upsilon Phi Delta Honor Society in Healthcare Management.

Additional Information

To learn more about our program, please visit the Healthcare Management section of the College Catalog (clink on the link at the top of this page). The catalog provides additional information including required courses, program outcomes, and an overview of the plan of study.