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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.
Undergraduate study designed around the lives and schedules of working adults who seek career advancement in the healthcare field
Online courses from established faculty
The program serves students with a wide range of backgrounds including those who may have an allied healthcare associate degree in:
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).
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.
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:
|Introduction to Health Care Management: Applying Concepts to Practice
|Legal & Ethical Decision-Making in Health Care
|Health Information Systems & Applications
|Management of Health Care Organizations
|Introduction to Population Health: Programs, Policy & Epidemiology
|Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences
|Service Excellence in Health Care: Quality Improvement & Customer Service
|American Health Care: Challenges & Opportunities
|Economics & Finance of Health Care
|Capstone Course I: Development of the Health Sciences Management Project
|Capstone Course II: Health Sciences Management Project: Implementation
Students will also complete 12 credits from UVA in the Approved Health Sciences Management Electives category.
|Current Issues in Health Care (1 credit) - Recommended for first semester
|Understanding Diversity in Health Care
|Global Health Care
|Women’s Health Issues: Access, Treatment & Policy
|Organizational Behavior & Leadership in Health Care
|Health Sciences Management Internship I (2 credits)
|Health Sciences Management Internship II (1 credit)
|Introductory Accounting I
|Human Resources Management
|Managing Your Emotions in the Workplace
|Educational Technology in the Information Age
|Looking Through the Philosophic Lens of Technology
|Organizational Change and Development
|Science and Practice of Mindfulness
|Topics in Personality Psychology
|Topics in Cognitive Psychology
|Theories of Interpersonal Communication
|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.
Start Dates: August, January
Duration: Varies, 3-4 years on average
Format: Flexible course load: Synchronous online (evening classes) and select Asynchronous
ESTIMATED COST OF A DEGREE*
$35,400 (same in-state and out-of-state; based on 60 transfer credits at admission)
* Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates adjusted annually.