UVA SCPS School Logo

BPHM Curriculum

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 45-60 transferable credits. After admission students earn at least 60 credits for the degree at the University of Virginia (120 credits total).

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 31 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 3010Introduction to Health Care Management: Applying Concepts to Practice
PSHM 3080Legal & Ethical Decision-Making in Health Care
PSHM 3805Health Information Systems & Applications
PSHM 4020Management of Health Care Organizations
PSHM 4300 Introduction to Population Health: Programs, Policy & Epidemiology
PSHM 4400 Introduction to Research in the Health Sciences 
PSHM 4600Service Excellence in Health Care: Quality Improvement & Customer Service
PSHM 4650American Health Care: Challenges & Opportunities
PSHM 4700Economics & Finance of Health Care
PSHM 4900Capstone Course I: Development of the Health Sciences Management Project*
PSHM 4950 Capstone Course II: Health Sciences Management Project: Implementation*


*Two-credit course. All other courses listed are three-credits unless otherwise stated.

Advanced (Restricted) Electives
Students will also complete 14 credits from UVA in the Advanced Restricted Electives category.

PSHM 3050Current Issues in Health Care (1 credit) - Recommended for first semester
PSHM 4050Understanding Diversity in Health Care*
PSHM 4052Global Health Care*
PSHM 4200Women’s Health Issues: Access, Treatment & Policy
PSHM 4750Organizational Behavior & Leadership in Health Care
PSHM 4800Health Sciences Management Internship I
PSHM 4801Health Sciences Management Internship II
ACCT 2010Introductory Accounting I
HR 4020Human Resources Management
HR 4030Organizational Change & Development
IT 3220Strategic Business Value of Information Technology


*Two-credit course. All other courses listed are three-credits unless otherwise stated.

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.

Student Spotlight

quote-icon
The faculty are deeply engaged on an everyday basis with their students. And interacting with classmates working in different parts of health care was eye-opening.
A photograph of Jackie Maier

Jackie Maier

BACHELOR OF PROFESSIONAL STUDIES IN HEALTH SCIENCES MANAGEMENT

Like many SCPS students, Jackie saw her path to promotion blocked by the absence of a four-year degree on her resumé. As a licensed physical therapist assistant, she found that the health sciences program was a perfect fit for her interests and career aspirations. She was able to transfer credits earned in her applied science associate’s degree program, and is now well on her way to assuming a management role in her field.

Read more
University of Virginia School of Continuing and Professional Studies
104 Midmont Lane PO Box 400764, Charlottesville, VA 22904