Associate of Applied Science: Healthcare Management

With 23% growth expected by 2022, healthcare is one of the fastest-growing industries in the United States. In the healthcare management field, a wealth of opportunity awaits in careers such as clinic management and healthcare leadership. So, whether you're just getting started or looking to expand your career options, eVersity can help you gain the workplace-ready skills you need to have a competitive edge in healthcare management.

Career Highlights

Job Outlook

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare is one of the fastest growing occupational fields.

Potential Occupations

  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Quality Manager

Earning Potential

Annual median wages begin at $32,000. -U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Curriculum

Major

Accounting

  • ACCT 2003: Principles of Financial Accounting
    This course provides an introduction to financial accounting principles and concepts to include measurement, recording and evaluation of basic business transactions. Students will learn to analyze, journalize, and post transactions, including adjusting and closing entries and the preparation and composition of the Income Statement, Equity Statement, Balance Sheet, and Statement of Cash Flows. This course will emphasize the use of accounting information for business management. The recognized set of accounting standards known as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) will be emphasized throughout the course.

Business

  • BUSI 2013: Business and Professional Communications

    This course covers the principles of effective oral and written communications in a business office. Topics include verbal/nonverbal skills, writing skills, reading skills and listening skills, psychological principles, and employment skills involved in effective business communications. Special attention will be given to advanced Word Processing skills.

Computer Science

  • CPSI 1003: Intro to Computers
    Introduction to Computers introduces students to computer hardware, software applications, and procedures applied to academic and career success. It provides an introduction to Windows, Internet, electronic mail, word processing, spreadsheets, database management, and presentation software.

Healthcare Management

  • HCMG 1003: Medical Terminology
    This course will allow the student to study and demonstrate the use of medical word stems, suffixes, and prefixes as related to the body systems and associated diseases. The student will demonstrate proficiency in the pronunciation, spelling, and definitions of medical terms; the use of the medical dictionary and related reference materials will be emphasized.
  • HCMG 1013: Medical Office Billing
    This course introduces reimbursement systems utilized in healthcare settings. Topics to be covered include billing and insurance procedures, explanation of benefits statements, third party payment systems, managed care, Medicare, Medicaid, government regulations, accessibility, eligibility, compliance issues, and peer review organizations.
  • HCMG 1023: Medical Records Management
    This course includes basic concepts and functions in health information management to include development, content, storage, maintenance, and evolution of the health record in the health care delivery systems environment.
  • HCMG 1103: Data Management
    This course includes computation and interpretation of healthcare data. Topics include data synthesis, report generation, data display, and data analysis.
  • HCMG 1203: Clinical Documentation
    This course introduces the core concepts of clinical documentation.  Within this course, students will learn important skills and gain knowledge that will assist them in becoming successful health care professionals.  This course will include instruction in transcription, electronic medical records, types of written documentation, and typical medical abbreviations.
  • HCMG 1303: Intro to Healthcare Systems
    This course will lay the foundation for analytical thinking about the healthcare system of the United States.  It addresses the evolution, structure, financing and administration of health care delivery. It provides an overview of organizational patterns, governance, facilities, health care personnel, and the economic, political, and environmental influences that affect the health care system.
  • HCMG 2013: Legal Concepts of Healthcare
    This course provides an overview of local, state, and federal laws as applied to healthcare, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, Civil Rights Act of 1964, Organ Donation Legislation, Informed Consent Legislation, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. Special consideration will be given to the importance of medical records as legal documents and to the legal aspects of healthcare organizations.
  • HCMG 2033: Intro to Public Health Principles and Practices
    This survey course provides an introduction to basic and contemporary issues of public health. Tools for community-based health assessment, surveillance, health promotion, disease prevention, policy and ethics will be presented. It also provides an overview of the diverse areas of public health practice.

Marketing

  • MKTG 2003: Principles of Marketing
    Familiarizes students with the marketing concept and its importance to the survival and success of any business. Concepts such as identifying and segmenting markets, marketing information systems, market channels, and the people in marketing, are coordinated with key concepts of the marketing mix, i.e., having the right product at the right price in the right place, at the right time, using the right promotion strategies. This coordination contributes to the profitable functioning of business.

Mathematics

  • MATH 2103: Statistics
    Descriptive and inferential statistical techniques and methods in business are taught. Topics include qualitative data analysis, frequency distributions, numerical methods, data dispersions, variance analysis, estimation theory, sampling distributions, discrete and continuous probability distributions, hypothesis testing and confidence interval estimation.

Core

eVersity Engage

  • EVSY 1001: eVersity Engage
    This course includes an introduction to online learning and the eVersity learning management system, financial literacy, college readiness and English and math skills assessment, eVersity resources and success initiatives, academic advising, and other relevant information.

Economics

  • ECON 2103: Macroeconomics
    A study of economic principles at the macroeconomic level, including national output, the price level, unemployment, money, and the banking system and the government’s effect on general business conditions.

English

  • ENGL 1013: English Composition I
    Writing course stressing reading skills as a basis for effective writing and argument. Includes developmental reading and writing instruction.
  • ENGL 2023: Technical Writing
    Practice in preparing reports, letters, articles, web pages, and other forms of writing used in a variety of companies and organizations.

Mathematics

  • MATH 1113: Quantitative Literacy
    The overarching goal of Quantitative Literacy is to provide students with mathematical understandings and skills to be productive workers, discerning consumers, and informed citizens. Students will solve problems using mathematical reasoning involving logic, proportions, algebra, and relations.

Philosophy

  • PHIL 1003: Logic and Critical Thinking
    An introduction to reasoning and thinking skills applicable to any field. Focus on recognition informal fallacies and the nature and use of arguments.
  • PHIL 2003: Professional Ethics
    A survey of ethical systems with an examination of how such systems can be applied to business, medical, legal, environmental, and personal issues.

Sociology

  • SOCI 1013: Intro to Sociology
    An introduction to the analysis and explanation of culture, personality, and social organization. The social processes and mechanisms of interaction involved in the natural process of cultural development, dissemination, assimilation, and the institutions of the group.

The eVersity Difference

Balanced Schedule

By focusing on one course at a time, for six weeks, and taking a week off before starting the next course, you can easily clock out of your job and log in to your career. With seven start dates per year, back to school can happen in any season.

Affordable Quality

As a not-for-profit institution, we work hard to keep our operating costs low so we can keep your tuition low. In fact, we offer one of the lowest per-credit-hour tuition costs in the U.S. Where we invest our resources is in your education. Our University of Arkansas System faculty have a wealth of experience specializing in our areas of study.

Transferable Credits

We accept college-level courses in transfer from all accredited colleges and universities recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Appropriate college-level credit earned at international universities may also be eligible for transfer. Talk to an enrollment specialist for details.

Ready to rethink college?

Obtaining a college degree is one of the most important investments you can make in yourself. If you're not sure that the benefits outweigh the costs, consider this: studies have shown that people who obtain a college degree earn approximately $1 million more in their lifetime than those with only a high school diploma. College graduates also have a lower unemployment rate — 2.8% compared to the nation's overall rate of 5.7%. 

From affordable tuition to career-ready degrees, eVersity has been designed for your success. Get started towards the future you deserve.

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