BS Health Care Management (HCM)
Working in a Health Care Organization Gives You a Chance to Help People in a Lasting WayThe School of Health Professions and UAB Online are working together to offer you a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management (HCM). This program prepares you for a mid-level management position in all types of health care organizations, including hospitals, ambulatory care centers, long term care facilities, and home health care agencies. You can become a part of people’s lives when they need help the most.
You Will Have OptionsUAB’s School of Health Professions gives you choices! There are four focused HCM curriculum options available to students based on the student’s previous academic work, current professional status, and personal interests. Additionally there is a 3:2 HCM/OT fast track program option for students entering UAB as a freshman and seeking degree completion in Occupational Therapy.
Admission to the Clinical Manager (CM) track is restricted to graduates of certificate and/or associate degree programs who are credentialed or licensed in a health professions discipline. Graduates of this track typically apply their management skills in facilities or organizational units that sponsor services in their clinical discipline.
Undergraduate students whose academic goal is completion of a master’s level graduate program such as health administration, health informatics, occupational therapy (traditional program), physical therapy, surgical physician assistant, medical school or other graduate level health professions programs may apply for admission to the Pre-professional Degree (PD) track. Prerequisites for admission to identified graduate programs can be incorporated into the program of study for this track in the BS in Health Care Management degree curriculum. saving you time and tuition.
Undergraduate students whose academic goal is Long Term Care Administration will apply for admission to the Long Term Care Administration (LTCA) track. This option will benefit those students who plan to test for licensure as a nursing home administrator or who desire to manage an assisted living or other resident care facility.
Undergraduate student’s just entering college whose academic goal is Occupational Therapy will apply for admission to the 3:2 Health Care Management/Occupational Therapy Fast Track program. This option will benefit those students who plan to test for licensure as a occupational therapists.
Individuals who do not meet the requirements for the above listed specialized tracks may apply to the General Manager track. Students in this track complete the professional curriculum courses and electives selected in collaboration with the HCM student adviser.
The HCM program is a Full Certified Undergraduate Member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
What Career Opportunities Would I Have?These are some of the career choices in which graduates of our Health Care Management Program have been successful:
- Long term care
- Managed care
- Ambulatory care
- Corporate health programs
- Public health
- Pharmaceutical sales
- Medical equipment and supply firms
- Consultant or vendor companies
- Acute care
- Physician practices
Should I Apply?You should apply if you are an individual who wants to have lasting influence on the lives of many. Earning a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management will change your world! The Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Management Program exists to deliver you a high-quality market relevant education that builds the knowledge and skills required for a successful management career in the healthcare industry. The program is designed to be accessible to working health professionals. UAB Online is a user-friendly campus that offers fully accessible courses to the first-time online student as well as to returning technology-proficient online students. We are here to take the difficulty out and put the world changing learning opportunities in!
What Can UAB Online Offer Me?You will receive immediate benefits as a UAB student and eventually as an alumnus. You will be proud to say that you are a UAB student because UAB is a world class institution recognized all over the world for excellence in research, service and innovation.
You will have immediate access to Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences, Alabama's largest biomedical library. Lister Hill also provides services and resources for you with holdings related to medicine, nursing, optometry, dentistry, public health, health professions, and joint health sciences. Access to a variety of services and information is available on campus and remotely to authorized users through its website at www.uab.edu/lister/ or call 205-934-2230.
You will also have access to The Sterne Library which houses more than one million items. Sterne also provides electronic access to the contents of more than 35,044 serials and 72,000 electronic books.
AskIT will be your first line of support for all things IT. Supporting all of the central applications and services, the AskIT professionals are available by telephone, email, chat, web, and walk-up. Although computers and technology can sometimes be overwhelming, AskIT will be there to help guide you through any issues and to the right IT services to fulfill your needs. You have full access to ASK IT, just as you would if you were walking on our beautiful green campus here in sunny Birmingham, Alabama. You will also have access to students (who will become friends) from around the globe. This will add immensely to your perspectives as well as increase your network of colleagues.