Health Care Management Major

College of Professional Studies and Social Sciences

Degree Four-year Track BS, Health Care Management, Five-year Track BS, Health Care Management and MBA

Department Chair Timothy Kearney, PhD

For information contact program director Allen Minor, DBA

The Health Care Management major will provide the student with a broad-based business and health industry background emphasizing the business side of health care. The coursework will examine in detail all aspects of the health care delivery system, including all levels and modalities. The reimbursement and finance system will be examined for all public and private payment and reimbursement systems currently in place. In addition, the strengths and weaknesses of today’s U.S. Health Care System of health care delivery, outcomes, measurement and financing mechanism are examined in detail. Recent proposals for health care reform are described, debated, and critically evaluated, while incremental measures currently under consideration are thoroughly examined.

The business department offers a business administration major with health care management as a five course specialization. This special offering allows students in the pre-Physical Therapy doctoral program to gain a working knowledge and understanding of the field of health care management as a complement to their projected health science careers when those careers may put them into practices which include working knowledge of the health care industry including delivery systems, finance and reimbursement and public policy issues. This track can be found under the Business Administration section of the catalog.