Bachelor's Degrees - Center City

Bachelor of Science in Health Professions Management (BS-HPM)

Courses in this program are offered only at Jefferson’s Center City Campus

Program Features

health professions management studentThe Bachelor of Science in Health Professions Management (BS-HPM) prepares working clinicians for management and leadership positions within their profession. The Program is designed for licensed and credentialed healthcare professionals who have not completed a Bachelor’s degree.

Individuals from the following healthcare fields may be eligible to apply 33-39 professional credits toward their degree based on their previous clinical training:

  • Cardiovascular Technology
  • Dental Assistant
  • Dental Hygiene
  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Electroneurodiagnostic Technology
  • EMT-Paramedic
  • Medical Laboratory Technology
  • Nuclear Medicine Technology
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Radiation Therapy
  • Radiologic Technologies (MRI, CT)
  • Respiratory Therapy
  • Surgical Technology
  • Veterinary Technology

Curriculum

To earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Professions Management degree, you must complete a minimum of 123 credits. Specific course requirements are listed below. Remaining credits are satisfied with elective courses.

General Requirements: Courses required to fulfill General Education requirements are offered in a traditional 15-week semester and accelerated sessions. Foundation and Major courses are accelerated. Classes meet two evenings per week for seven weeks. The accelerated college year consists of six seven-week sessions. Students may begin or enter the Program at any one of the six accelerated sessions.

General Education Core: 30-33 credits

  • English - Composition (6 credits)
  • Art (6 credits)
    Recommended:
    • ART 101 Art Appreciation
    • MUSC 101 Music Appreciation
    • HUMN 111 Philadelphia and the Arts
  • United States History (6 credits)
  • Mathematics* (3 credits)
  • Social Science (12 credits)

    From four of the following: anthropology, communications, political science, psychology, sociology, religious studies

    Recommended:
    • POSC 101 Government of the United States
    • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
    • OC 101 Introduction to Sociology Cultural
    • ANT 101 Anthropology
    • COMM 101 Interpersonal Communications
    • REL 104 World Religions
  • Computer Applications (or demonstration of computer competency) (3 credits)

* College algebra or higher. Students demonstrating college-level algebra proficiency may take pre-calculus or calculus to satisfy both the General Education and Foundation mathematics requirements. They may take a free elective in its place.


Foundation Requirements: 27 credits 

  • ACCT 101 Financial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ACCT 102 Managerial Accounting (3 credits)
  • ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics (3 credits)
  • ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics (3 credits)
  • FIN 101 Principles of Finance (3 credits)
  • HCA 300 Health Services Delivery and Organization (3 credits)
  • HUMN 315 Methods of Effective Thinking (3 credits)
  • MATH 301 Statistics (3 credits)
  • MGMT 101 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior (3 credits)

Major Courses: 30-33 credits 

  • HCA 303 Business and Healthcare Law (3 credits)
  • HCA 350 Principles of Public Health & Epidemiology (3 credits)
  • HCA 351 Strategic Planning & Marketing for HSOs (3 credits)
  • HCA 412 Compliance, Quality & Outcomes Analysis in HSOs (3 credits)
  • MGMT 102 Human Resources Management (3 credits)
  • MGMT 304 Management & Organizational Theory in HSOs (3 credits)
  • MGMT 407 Financial Management of HSOs (3 credits)
  • MGMT 408 Program Planning & Evaluation in HSOs (3 credits)
  • MGMT 410 Leadership and Strategy: Advanced Seminar (3 credits)
  • PHIL 301 Healthcare Ethics (3 credits)

Additional Requirements: 36-42 credits 

  • Health Professions Credits (33-39 credits)
  • MGMT 411 Internship (3 credits)

Total Credits: 123-135