Bachelor's In Health Sciences Management

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I fulfilled a personal challenge when I earned a degree from UVA. I wouldn’t have been able to do this 15 years ago when I got out of high school. [The School of Continuing and Professional Studies] gives me an opportunity to continue my degree at a pace that worked for me.”

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The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management (BPHM) is an online program for working adults who want to advance into leadership roles in healthcare settings. The program serves students with a wide range of backgrounds including those who may have an allied healthcare associate degree.

Transfer up to 60 credits to UVA to begin the BPHM degree. Ready? Have your unofficial transcripts reviewed by a pre-admission advisor.

Key Takeaways
  • Undergraduate study designed around the lives and schedules of working adults who seek career advancement in the healthcare field

  • Online courses from established faculty

  • Individualized academic advising

What You Will Learn

The program serves students with a wide range of backgrounds including those who may have an allied healthcare associate degree in:

  • emergency medical services 
  • health information management
  • medical laboratory technology
  • occupational and physical therapy assisting
  • radiography, respiratory therapy, or sonography

The curriculum of the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management (BPHM) includes 120 credits of required and elective courses, consisting of general education, health science technical requirements and electives, major core requirements, and advanced (restricted) electives. 

Students enter the program with up to 60 transferable credits. After admission students earn at least 60 credits for the degree at the University of Virginia (120 credits total).

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60 Credits Earned at UVA Include:
General Education

BPHM students must complete two humanities/fine arts courses (6 credits) and three social sciences/history courses (9 credits). At least 3 credits for the general educational requirements must deal substantially with a non-Western culture. Typically, the general education courses will be taken from BIS Program online course offerings.

Core Requirements

Students will complete 33 credits of Major Core Requirements courses at UVA. The core requirements focus on competencies required for success in health care: communication, relationship management, professionalism, knowledge of health care and business skills, and business principles and leadership. The following courses are considered Major Core Requirements: 

PSHM 3010 Introduction to Health Care Management: Applying Concepts to Practice
PSHM 3080 Legal & Ethical Decision-Making in Health Care
PSHM 3805 Health Information Systems & Applications
PSHM 4020 Management of Health Care Organizations
PSHM 4300  Introduction to Population Health: Programs, Policy & Epidemiology
PSHM 4400  Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences 
PSHM 4600 Service Excellence in Health Care: Quality Improvement & Customer Service
PSHM 4650 American Health Care: Challenges & Opportunities
PSHM 4700 Economics & Finance of Health Care
PSHM 4900 Capstone Course I: Development of the Health Sciences Management Project
PSHM 4950  Capstone Course II: Health Sciences Management Project: Implementation


Approved Health Sciences Management Electives

Students will also complete 12 credits from UVA in the Approved Health Sciences Management Electives category.

PSHM 3050 Current Issues in Health Care (1 credit) - Recommended for first semester
PSHM 4050 Understanding Diversity in Health Care
PSHM 4052 Global Health Care
PSHM 4200 Women’s Health Issues: Access, Treatment & Policy
PSHM 4750 Organizational Behavior & Leadership in Health Care
PSHM 4800 Health Sciences Management Internship I (2 credits)
PSHM 4801 Health Sciences Management Internship II (1 credit)
ACCT 2010 Introductory Accounting I
HR 4020 Human Resources Management
ISBU/ISSS 3422 Managing Your Emotions in the Workplace
ISBU/ISSS 3887 Educational Technology in the Information Age
ISBU/ISSS 3888 Looking Through the Philosophic Lens of Technology
ISBU/ISSS 4670 Organizational Change and Development
ISSS 3045 Science and Practice of Mindfulness
ISSS 3411 Topics in Personality Psychology
ISSS 4431 Topics in Cognitive Psychology
ISSS 4432 Theories of Interpersonal Communication
IT 3220 Strategic Business Value of Information Technology


The information contained on this web site is for informational purposes only. The Undergraduate Record and Graduate Record represent the official repository for academic program requirements

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Start Dates: August, January

Duration: Varies, 3-4 years on average

Format: Flexible course load: Synchronous online (evening classes) and select Asynchronous


Admission Requirements


Fall Entry: May 15
Spring Entry: Nov 1

  • Pathway One: An approved Allied Healthcare associate degree and liberal arts core

  • Pathway Two: Up to 60 transferable credits

Admission Details



$35,400 (same in-state and out-of-state; based on 60 transfer credits at admission)

  • Students have access to financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans

Tuition and Financial Aid Details

* Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates adjusted annually.