Associate of 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

Employment of licensed practical and licensed vocational nurses is projected to grow 25%. -U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2014

Potential Occupations

  • Medical Assistant
  • Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurse

Earning Potential

Licensed Practical or Vocational Nurses can earn up to $41,540. -U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Curriculum

Major

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 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 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.

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.

Biology

  • BIOL 1004: Life Science I
    This course covers the process and method of science applied to understanding biological concepts at the molecular, cellular, organismal, and community levels. The emphasis of this course will be on biological diversity in major groups of living organisms and ecology. The course includes a lab.
  • BIOL 1104: Life Science II
    This course stresses human systems, with applications to contemporary issues in human health and the environment. The scientific method and social applications of scientific information related to human issues are emphasized. The course includes a lab.

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.

Political Science

  • PLSC 2003: US Government and Society
    Constitutional principles, political parties, public opinion, civil rights, organization and functions of the executive, judicial, and legislative branches and their relationship to modern society.

Psychology

  • PSYC 1103: Intro to Psychology
    An introduction to the field of Psychology, including the investigation of the biological bases of behavior; learning and cognitive processes; developmental and social psychology; and personality, psychopathology, and the treatment of psychological disorders. Students will be expected to complete a research requirement.

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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