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2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Management, B.S.

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The Healthcare Management major welcomes students seeking their first bachelor’s degree as well as students who may already have a bachelor’s or an associate degree. The major is particularly suitable for those candidates who may already have a background through education and/or work experience in health-related fields, such as (but not limited to) counseling, medical technology, medical transcription, nursing, nursing assistant, nutrition, occupational therapy, physical therapy, or radiologic science. The candidate for the Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management offered through the Advantage Institute for Professional Studies must complete all the University general degree requirements. It is open to students who meet the requirements for admissions to the Advantage Institute for Professional Studies 

Core Requirements

All students must complete the Avila University Core Curriculum as a part of their degree programs. The Core consists of a minimum of 39 credit hours that meet the requirements listed below. Please go to Core Curriculum  for more information and to view all Core classes.

Skills Level (7 credit hours)

Develops fundamental skills key for both academic and professional success.

  • Composition (3)
  • Communication (3)
  • First Year Seminar (1) - waived for transfer students

Liberal Arts Level (25 credit hours)

Provides diverse disciplinary lenses through which to examine the world. Concepts learned and viewpoints experiences at this level promote critical thinking and ethical decision-making with reference to real-life situations across the humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and arts.

  • Arts (3)
  • History (3)
  • Literature/Rhetoric (3)
  • Mathematics (3)
  • Natural Science (4) - must include a lab
  • Philosophy (3)
  • Religious Studies (3)
  • Social Sciences (3)

Core Component Designations (6-12 credit hours)

Focuses on seeing beyond the self, immediate community, or chosen discipline. Designations include Interdisciplinary Studies, Global Studies, and Community Engagement, all of which call for application of learning across boundaries.

  • Interdisciplinary Studies (6)
  • Global Studies or Community Engagement (6)

Program Requirements

Fulfill all the requirements for a degree as stated in this catalog. Students must achieve a minimum grade of “C” in all courses required for the major.

Major Related Requirements

The major specifically requires that the following core courses be included within each candidate’s curriculum:

Major Requirements

The major is for those students who wish to work in hospital and clinical administration, public and private care offices, health management organizations, and in health-related sales and service industries. Students that prefer core courses primarily during daytime hours should consider the Healthcare Administration, B.S.B.A  degree, while students that prefer core courses primarily online should consider the Healthcare Management, B.S.  degree.

Technology Requirements

Computer competency will be demonstrated by successful completion of one of the following courses:


In addition to the university-wide outcomes, all graduates from the Advantage Institute for Professional Studies will demonstrate the following outcomes:

Outcome 1.

Develop and analyze innovative solutions for problems using critical and creative reasoning. (BU 321 , BU 322 , EC 202 /EC 203 , EC 240 )

Outcome 2.

Demonstrate the ability to clearly communicate in professional settings using effective interpersonal, teamwork, cultural, presentational, and writing skills. (CO 212 , CO 213 , CO 312 , CO 321 )

Outcome 3.

Demonstrate an understanding of ethical frameworks and theories and how to apply them in professional situations. (BU 305 CO 212 , CO 321 )

Outcome 4.

Demonstrate the ability to use technology in managing organizations. (CO 213 , EC 240 )

Healthcare Management Outcomes

Graduates for the Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management will be able to:

Outcome 1.

Build a team model that uses (1) inter-professional collaboration at the organizational and departmental levels, and (2) communication/relationship processes (influencing behaviors, diversity, community involvement, engendering trust, and demonstration of integrity). (HC 310 , HC 330 , HC 499 )

Outcome 2.

Explain key leadership initiatives in healthcare based on identification, interpretation, and application of health outcomes. (HC 330 , HC 335 , HC 499 )

Outcome 3.

Integrate critical reasoning and evidence-based decision making to effectively lead in a managed care facility. (HC 499 )

Outcome 4.

Employ current healthcare services components, laws, and policies to create a plan that impacts local, regional, national, and global communities. (HC 305 , HC 340 HC 499 )

Outcome 5.

Perform analysis of past trends and current structures, functions, and policies of the four basic healthcare services. (HC 499 , HC 340 HC 305 )

Outcome 6.

Evaluate healthcare services, marketing, and revenue trends from organizational, community, and national perspectives. (HC 499 , HC 330 HC 335 )


Summative outcomes for the Healthcare Management major in the Advantage Institute for Professional Studies program are assessed through a written healthcare plan and an oral presentation of that plan to outside professionals in the capstone course. (HC 499 ) In addition to the six Healthcare Management outcomes, the four Professional Studies outcomes are assessed through the healthcare plan as well. The Summative assessment occurs yearly. Formative outcomes are assessed in individual courses as students move through the program. Each year data is gathered for two of the six outcomes. After three years, faculty review both formative and summative data results for all Healthcare Management outcomes at once.

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