BS in Health Services Management

College

  • East Falls Campus
  • Continuing & Professional Studies

Degree Earned

  • Bachelor of Science

Program Type

  • On Campus

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The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management (BS-HSM) prepares individuals for entry-level management in a wide variety of healthcare settings. Managers within these organizations plan, organize, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare services. 

They may be generalists who administer, manage or help to manage entire facilities or systems, or specialists who manage clinical departments or services specific to the healthcare industry.

All healthcare managers deal with:

  • Finances
  • Budgets
  • Personnel
  • Computer systems
  • Laws and legal requirements
  • Program planning and evaluation 
  • Organizational behavior, including politics and conflict

Curriculum

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Management degree, you must complete 120 credits. Specific course requirements are listed below. Remaining credits are satisfied with elective courses.

General Requirements

Courses required to fulfill General Education requirements are offered in a traditional 15-week semester and accelerated sessions. Foundation and Major courses are accelerated. Classes meet two evenings per week for seven weeks. The accelerated college year consists of six seven-week sessions. Students may begin or enter the Program at any one of the six accelerated sessions.

All courses are three (3) credits. Tracks require one course, unless otherwise noted.

  • English - Composition - 6 credits
  • Art - 3 credits

    Recommended:
    • ART 101 Art Appreciation
    • MUSC 101 Music Appreciation
    • HUMN 111 Philadelphia and the Arts
  • United States History - 6 credits
  • Mathematics - 3 credits 
  • Natural Science - 3 credits

    From biology, chemistry or physics

    Recommended:
    • BIOL 200 Body Form and Function
  • Health/Wellness - 3 credits 

    Recommended:
    • HLTH 101 Personal Health and Wellness
    • HLTH 302 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
  • Social Science - 12 credits

    From four of the following: anthropology, communications, political science, psychology, sociology, religious studies

    Recommended:
    • POSC 101 Government of the United States
    • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
    • OC 101 Introduction to Sociology Cultural
    • ANT 101 Anthropology
    • COMM 101 Interpersonal Communications
    • REL 104 World Religion

  • Math 301 Statistics
  • FIN 101 Principles of Finance
  • ACCT 101 Financial Accounting
  • ACCT 102 Managerial Accounting
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics
  • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics
  • CMST 201 Computer Apps for Healthcare
  • HUMN 315 Methods of Effective Thinking
  • MGMT 101 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior
  • HCA 300 Health Services Delivery and Organization

  • CMST 210 Technology Apps for HC
  • ECON 401 Healthcare Policy and Economics
  • HCA 303 Business and Healthcare Law
  • HCA 350 Principles of Public Health & Epidemiology
  • HCA 351 Strategic Planning & Marketing for HSOs
  • HCA 412 Compliance, Quality & Outcomes Analysis in HSOs
  • HMIS 310 Management Information Systems in Healthcare
  • MGMT 102 Human Resources Management
  • MGMT 304 Management & Organizational Theory in HSOs
  • MGMT 408 Program Planning & Evaluation in HSOs
  • PHIL 301 Healthcare Ethics

 
  • Free Electives - 15 credits

Total Credits: 120

Courses in this program are only at the Jefferson - Center City Campus.