Admission to the B.S. in Health Care Management Program

Students intending to enroll in the Health Care Management (HCM) program must first meet all UAB undergraduate admission and academic requirements.

For all tracks other than the MSOT Fast Track, the candidate is expected to satisfy the following requirements:

  • For the Clinical Manager option, be a graduate of a certificate and/or associate degree health professions program or the equivalent, including associate degree or diploma registered nursing program, and be licensed, registered, or certified in the health specialty (not required for the other tracks).
  • For the Clinical Manager or General Manager options, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 (A=4.0); for the Pre-Professional or Long Term Care Administrator options, have a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.75 (A=4.0).
  • Have a minimum grade of C in all previous professional coursework to be applied to the degree.
  • Have a minimum grade of C in all core curriculum coursework before enrollment in 400 level major courses.
  • If accepted, complete the UAB medical history questionnaire and physical, provide proof of required immunizations, and receive satisfactory screening by the UAB Medical Center Student Health Service.
  • If accepted, a background check and drug screening will be required at admission and prior to clinical placement. 
The following additional requirements must be met prior to acceptance into the HCM program:
  1. Completion of Program Application Form:  Students must declare the Health Care Management major and complete a program application form. This application includes a background check, drug screen and health-related information required for entry into internship experiences. The application for program admission must be completed prior to enrollment in the Health Care Management program.  For more information contact:  Ms. Susan Packa, HCM Student Counselor and Academic Adviser, packa@uab.edu, (205) 934-5173.
  1. Program Admission from High School:
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school with a grade point average of a 2.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale for admission to the General Manager track. A grade point average of a 2.75 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required for the Pre-Professional Track and Long Term Care Administrator Track. A grade point average of a 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale is required for the, and Occupational Therapy Fast Track.
  • Achieved an ACT Composite Score of 21 or higher.
  • Must meet all UAB undergraduate admission and academic requirements.
  • Complete a Health Care Management admission application for review and submit it to Ms. Susan Packa, HCM Student Counselor and Academic Adviser, packa@uab.edu, (205) 934-5173.
  1. Program Admission from Community College or University, including UAB:
  • Must be a graduate of an accredited high school.
  • Must meet all UAB undergraduate admission and academic requirements.
  • Must hold a minimum 2.50 Overall GPA and 2.00 UAB institutional GPA, if applicable, prior to enrollment in any Health Care Management program courses.
  • Must hold a 2.5 or higher Overall GPA on a 4.0 scale for admission to the General Manager track or Clinical Manager track. A grade point average of a 2.75 or higher Overall GPA on a 4.0 scale is required for the Pre-Professional Track, Long Term Care Administrator Track, and Occupational Therapy Fast Track.
  • Complete a Health Care Management admission application for review and submit it to Ms. Susan Packa, HCM Student Counselor and Academic Adviser, packa@uab.edu, (205) 934-5173.
  1. Completion of Core Requirements:
  • Health Care Management students must complete all Area I-IV requirements (with no grade lower than C) prior to enrollment in any 300-level Health Care Management courses.
  1. Other Overall Health Care Management Program Requirements:
  • Grades of D will not count toward graduation for any Area I-IV or HCM professional curriculum requirements.
  • All courses in the Health Care Management professional curriculum must be completed prior to enrollment in the required AHS 481 or AHS 483 Management Internship.
  • Students must have a 2.50 Overall GPA and 2.00 UAB institutional GPA to enroll in AHS 481 or AHS 483.
  • A minimum 2.50 Overall GPA and 2.00 UAB institutional GPA is required prior to enrollment in any HCM courses and must be maintained to remain enrolled in the General Manager or Clinical Manager tracks of the Health Care Management program.
A minimum 2.75 Overall GPA and 2.00 UAB institutional GPA must be maintained to remain enrolled in the Pre-Professional and Long Term Care tracks of the Health Care Management program. A student may transfer to the General Manager track if qualifications for the track are met.