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Bachelor of Health Sciences

Professionals from various health care disciplines who choose to complete a degree in health sciences may be eligible to enroll in one of three curriculum tracks in the UMMC School of Health Related Professions' Health Sciences program.

Track I - Health Care Practitioner

Track I is designed for licensed, registered, or certified health care practitioners who are graduates of a regionally accredited associate's degree health care program to prepare for a management career within their area of discipline in the health care system.  Track I Health Care Practitioner student earns 60 hours of academic credit through he successful completion of academic courses and professional, non-traditional academic credit.  

Track II - Health Care Operations

Track II is designed to prepare students for a career in health care with a focus on management and leadership principles.  Track II Health Care Operations student earns 60 hours of academic credit through the successful completion of academic courses.  

Track III - Health Care Generalist

Track III curriculum is designed for health care support personnel in health science centers and other healthcare environments to prepare for a management career in administrative functions within health systems or organizations. Content focuses on administrative functions necessary to maintain and operate successful health care centers or organizations. The Track III student will earn 30 hours of academic credit through the successful completion of academic courses.

To be considered for the health care generalist track, the student must meet the requirements of the Complete 2 Compete (C2C) Initiative. Please visit http://www.msc2c.org/ to see if you qualify.

What to expect

The Health Sciences graduate will:

  1. Analyze present health care systems in relation to the past and implications for future health care delivery.
  2. Examine the impact of social, economic, legal and political factors on the health care system.
  3. Communicate with conciseness and clarity using the standard conventions of written English, public speaking, and medical terminology.
  4. Apply research skills to gather, assess, and communicate relevant information and reference material.
  5. Apply leadership, management, and learning theories to the planning, implementation, and assessment of health care delivery. 
  6. Apply critical thinking to analyze information in order to reach supported conclusions.