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Health Care Management Major Requirements

Class Schedule:

  • Classes in the major are offered in the day or evening either spring or fall semester on a rotating basis.
  • Classes in the major are offered in the one-day-a-week format.
  • Classes in the major are offered on-line, also on a rotating basis.
  • Classes with low enrollment may be canceled.

Advising:

  • We recommend that you meet with your advisor once per semester, prior to registration, or, at least once a year.
  • Advisors can help plan your schedule or courses, review CAPP reports, discuss minors, assess your status regarding graduation requirements, and provide career counseling, etc.
  • Students interested in learning more about prior learning assessments (PLAs) for HCM 3010 and HCM 3600 can contact the Center for Individualized Learning (303-556-8342) or speak to an advisor in the HCM Program

Please Note:

  • It is highly recommended that General Studies and Support Courses be completed prior to enrolling in HCM courses.
  • Students must earn a grade of "C" or better in all courses required for the major and minor (HCM and all required support courses) in order to progress through the program.
  • Courses with grades of less than "C" must be repeated prior to the student taking any other courses for which the first course is a prerequisite.
  • Students interested in learning more about the process can contact the Center for Individualized Learning (303-556-8342).
  • Students entering the Health Care Management Program can prepare to take exams in two courses:  HCM 3010 Health Care Organizations and HCM 3600 Health Information Systems. Prior Learning Assessment may be awarded towards your major credits. 

 

FA - Fall

SP = Spring

SU = Summer


REQUIRED SUPPORT COURSES FOR MAJOR

Course Number Course Description Credit Hour(s) Prerequisite
Semester Offered
ACC 2010-3 Principles of Accounting I 3 See the university catalog FA, SP, SU
ECO 2020-3 Principles of Economics - Micro 3 See the university catalog  FA, SP, SU
MKT 3000-3 Principles of Marketing 3 Must be of junior standing  FA, SP, SU

MTH 1210-4 or

PSY 2310-3

Introduction to Statistics

Intro to Statistics for the Social Sciences for Non-majors

4

3

See the university catalog

See the university catalog

FA, SP, SU

FA, SP, SU

 

REQUIRED HEALTH CARE MANEGEMENT MAJOR COURSES (45 CREDIT HOURS)

Course Number Course Description Credit Hour(s) Prerequisite Semester Offered
HCM 2010 Global Health Systems  3

General Studies Communication Requirement *HCM Majors may not use for Global Diversity Requirement

 FA, SP, SU
HCM 2500 Health Care Management Foundations, Professionalism, and Applications  3 20 credit hours and General Studies Written Communication requirement met before enrollment in HCM 2500  FA, SP, SU
HCM 3020

Management Principles in Health Care

 3 HCM 3010 or may be taken concurrently  FA, SP, SU
HCM 3400 Human Resource Management in Health Care  3 HCM 3010 and 3020 or may be taken concurrently  FA, SP, SU
HCM 3500 Health Care Research Methods  3 HCM 3010 or ITP 3200, plus MTH 1210-4 or PSY 2310-3  FA, SP, SU
HCM 3600 Health Information Systems  3 HCM 3010 or may be taken concurrently  FA, SP, SU
HCM 3700 Health Disparities in the U.S.  3 None  FA, SP, SU
HCM 4030 Financial Management in Health Care  3 HCM 3010 and 3020, ACC 2010  FA, SP, SU
HCM 4040 Health Care Economics  3 HCM 3010, ECO 2020  FA, SP, SU
HCM 4300 Strategic Management in Health Care  3 HCM 3010 and 3020 or may be taken concurrently  FA, SP, SU
HCM 4610 HCM Internship II  6 HCM 2500 (Must have an internship site and preceptor identified and meet with an advisor prior to enrolling in class.)  FA, SP, SU

 

ELECTIVE COURSES (select a minimum of 3 hours from the following courses)

All courses are offered annually, on a rotating basis.

Course Number Course Description Credit(s) Prerequisite
HCM 3550 Leadership in Health Care 1 HCM 3010 and 3020 or may be taken concurrently
HCM 3650 Public Health Survey 1 HCM 3010 or may be taken concurrently
HCM 3651 Epidemiology in Public Health 1 HCM 3010 or may be taken concurrently
HCM 3652 Environmental Issues in Public Health 1 HCM 3010 or may be taken concurrently
HCM 3750 Professional Practice Management 1 HCM 3010 or may be taken concurrently
HCM 3800 Management in Long-Term Care 3 HCM 3010 and 3020 or permission of instructor
HCM 3100 Entrepreneurship in Health 1 None
HCM 3200 Quality in Health Care 2 None
ITP 1700 Medical Terminology 2 None

 

*All HCM Majors must also select a minor.

 


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