Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management Curriculum

The curriculum of the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management (BPHM) includes general education, health science technical requirements and electives, major core requirements, and advanced (restricted) electives. A total of 120 credits are required to complete the BPHM degree: at least 60 credits are completed at UVA and are combined with transferable credits at admission from other regionally accredited institutions. 

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 B.I.S. 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

Advanced (Restricted) Electives
Students will also complete 12 credits from UVA in the Advanced Restricted 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
HR 4030 Organizational Change & Development
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


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

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