Health & Pre-Health Sciences

Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management

The Bachelor of Professional Studies in Health Sciences Management (BPHM) prepares students with technical backgrounds in emergency medical services, health information management, medical laboratory technology, occupational therapy assistant, physical therapy assistant, radiography, respiratory therapy, and sonography to assume managerial and leadership roles in the health care system. This program gives nationally certified health professionals with the appropriate associate's degree the opportunity to earn a bachelor's degree from UVA on a part-time basis. All courses needed to complete the general education, major core, and elective requirements are offered online. Four courses have a brief in-person experience on Grounds in Charlottesville. 

Certificate in Health Sciences Management

The online Certificate in Health Sciences Management provides a foundation of management competencies for individuals working in health care and looking to advance into entry-level manager positions.The program is uniquely designed for students interested in developing their skills in the areas of management, finance and leadership. The 18-credit (6 courses) graduate certificate focuses on the core knowledge and competencies recognized by the Healthcare Leadership Alliance of the American College of Healthcare Executives. The health sciences management certificate can be completed in 18 months by enrolling in 1 or 2 classes per term. The certificate is online, making it accessible from anywhere.

Concentration in Health Care Management

The Bachelor of Interdisciplinary Studies (BIS) degree offers a concentration in Health Care Management. BIS is a degree-completion program offering a broad interdisciplinary education with online and evening classes. The online concentration in Health Care Management includes 24 credit hours comprised of six required health care management courses and two health care management electives. The concentration is designed to provide new educational and employment opportunities for adult learners seeking to complete their undergraduate degree with a liberal arts education and a professional focus in the health care field. Courses develop students’ foundational knowledge and skills in the key areas of health care systems and management.

Post-Bac Pre-Med Program

The Post-Baccalaureate Pre-Medical Program is a full-time, one-year certificate program, designed for college graduates with strong academic records who have made a late decision to pursue a career in medicine. Offered in Charlottesville, the program provides the science courses students need to be eligible for medical school admission. The Post-Bac Pre-Med Program has a 95 percent acceptance rate to medical school. This success is attributed to the expert, individualized guidance students receive throughout the medical school application, interview process, and MCAT preparation.