Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management Degree

The online Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management (BPHM) degree prepares individuals with technical backgrounds in emergency medical services, health information management, medical laboratory technology, occupational and physical therapy assistant, radiography, respiratory therapy, and sonography and other eligible allied healthcare fields to assume entry-level roles in health care management and leadership.

Individuals transfer to UVA as third-year students and complete at least 60 credits at UVA to earn the BPHM degree.

  • Schedule & Format

    • Part Time
    • Online
    • Complete in 3-5 Years
    On average, students take two courses a term, including the summer, to complete the degree in just over 3 years.  

    Annual Course Schedule

  • Available Online

    When you enroll in an online course, you'll find support and collaboration. Our goal is to deliver an exceptional student experience wherever you are.  

    Students are required to attend Orientation on Grounds in Charlottesville. Four courses also have a brief in-person experience as a component of their requirements.  

    Learning Online

  • Admission Requirements

    Associate's Degree
    Individuals who have completed an appropriate associate's degree are invited to apply.
    National Certification
    Individuals must submit official documentation of national certification (or state license) in applicable allied health field
    Fall: May 15
    Spring: November 1

    Admission Details

  • Tuition

    Estimated Cost of Degree
    $31,560 in state / out of state

    Additional fees may apply, including course materials. Tuition rates are adjusted annually.
    Eligible for Active Duty Military Rate of $250 per credit hour.
    Paying for Your Degree
    Students have access to financial aid, scholarships, and payment plans. 

    Tuition & Financial Aid Details


As a pediatric nutritionist, registered dietitian, and now as program director for the Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management, Ana's helping others gain the education they need to realize their goals.

Meet Our Faculty

Ana Abad-Jorge

Ana Abad-Jorge

My own experience confirms my belief in the importance of education and lifelong learning.

Student Stories

Our students can tell you the impact the BPHM degree has had on their lives and careers.
Jackie Maier

Jackie Maier


Maier Among the First BPHM Graduates

A licensed physical therapist assistant for a company in Northern Virginia, Maier was beginning to take on managerial responsibilities, but it had become clear that her path to promotion would be blocked unless she earned a four-year degree.

Stephanie Dubaniewicz

Stephanie Dubaniewicz

Preparing for career advancement

Changing careers can be a stressful, but Dubaniewicz is managing the transition successfully, thanks to the energy she is applying to the task and the methodical approach she is taking to building a new future. Completing the School’s Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management program is a key element in this plan.