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Health Professions Management (BS-HPM)

Overview

The BS in Health Professions Management prepares working clinicians for management and leadership positions within their profession. The program is designed for licensed and credentialed healthcare professionals who have not completed a bachelor’s degree.

 Licensed or credentialed individuals from the following healthcare fields may be eligible for 33-39 professional credits for their previous clinical training:

  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
  • EMT-Paramedic
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiologic Technologies (MRI, CT)
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Technology
  • Veterinary Technology

Program Length

123 credits, including an internship

Admissions Requirements

  • Pre-application advising session through the Department of General Studies
  • Submission of proof of current healthcare license or credential
  • Completion of at least 9 college credits with minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Submission of official transcripts
  • Completed application form and fee

Graduation Requirements

  • At least 30 credits of the degree program must be earned at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Students must achieve an overall minimum GPA of 2.0 and a minimum GPA of 3.0 for all course designated as major requirements.

Curriculum

General Education Requirements Credits
English Composition 6
Art 3
Recommended:  
ART 101 Art Appreciation  
MUSC 101 Music Appreciation  
HUMN 111 Philadelphia and the Arts  
United States History 6
Mathematics* 3
Social Science -- from four of the following disciplines: anthropology, communications, political science, psychology, sociology, religious studies.
Recommended:
POSC 101 Government of the United States
PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology Cultural
ANT 101 Anthropology
COMM 101 Interpersonal Communications
REL 104World Religions
3
Computer Applications or demonstration of computer competency 3
Total - General Education Requirements
30-33



Foundation Requirements Credits
ACCT 101 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 102 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN 101 Principles of Finance 3
HCA 300 Health Services Delivery and Organization 3
HUMN 315 Methods of Effective Thinking 3
MATH 301 Statistics 3
MGMT 101 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
Total - Foundation Requirements
27



Major Requirements Credits
HCA 303 Business and Healthcare Law 3
HCA 350 Principles of Public Health & Epidemiology 3
HCA 351 Strategic Planning & Marketing for HSOs 3
HCA 412 Compliance, Quality & Outcomes Analysis in HSOs 3
MGMT 102 Human Resources Management 3
MGMT 304 Management & Organizational Theory in HSOs 3
MGMT 407 Financial Management of HSOs 3
MGMT 408 Program Planning & Evaluation in HSOs 3
MGMT 410 Leadership and Strategy: Advanced Seminar 3
PHIL 301 Healthcare Ethics 3
Total - Major Requirements
30-33



  Credits
Health Professions Credits 33-39
MGMT 411 Internship 3
Degree Total
123