HEALTH MANAGEMENT, BACHELOR OF SCIENCE (BS), 2020-2021

The Bachelor of Science degree in health management establishes a 51- hour professional degree program that prepares graduates for employment in health care, public health organizations and aging programs/services. Individuals interested in applying the social and business sciences to a career in the health care sector are well-suited for this program. Students complete a health management core curriculum that serves as the foundation and skill set basic to health services delivery, population health assessment and leadership. Additional elective courses in areas related to aging studies, clinical health care management or public health is required. 

GEN ED FOUNDATION COURSES

Foundation courses must be complete with a C (2.0) grade within the first 48 hours of college coursework.

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
ENGL 101 College English 1
ENGL 102 College English 2
COMM 111 Public Speaking
MATH 111 College Algebra
 or MATH 112 Pre-Calculus Math 3

 GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

  • General education coursework below is waived for students who have earned a prior bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution.
  •  Transfer students should confirm general education needs with CHP academic advisor.
  • Students who have completed an AA or AS through a Kansas Community College may choose to fulfill general education requirements by completing two 300-level TIER 3 courses at Wichita State University (see WSU curriculum below). These courses must represent two subject areas.
  • www.wichita.edu/generaleducation
WSU GEN ED CURRICULUM
  • All students may follow this curriculum. 
  • At least 9 credit hours must be numbered 300 or higher.

DIVISIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Complete one course in each division (12 credit hours):

  • Fine Arts
  • Humanities
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Math/Natural Science

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS

Complete four courses chosen from at least two of the four divisions above. (12 credit hours)

KBOR GEN ED CURRICULUM

Transfer students may choose the Kansas Board of Regents curriculum if:

  • Admitted to WSU as a transfer student
  • 24 or more credit hours of college credit was completed after high school graduation

KBOR GEN ED CURRICULUM

  • Fine Arts/Humanities (1st subject)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (2nd subject)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (3rd subject)
  • Fine Arts/Humanities (any subject)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (1st subject)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (2nd subject)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (3rd subject)
  • Social/Behavioral Science (any subject)
  • Math and Natural Science with lab (1st subject)
  • Math and Natural Science (2nd subject)
  • Math and Natural Science needed to reach 9 credit hours of MNS

HEALTH MANAGEMENT PREPARATORY COURSES (11-12 credits)

 

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
AGE 100 Intro to Aging Studies
*HP 105 Intro to Public Health
HP 203 or HP 303 Medical Terminology 2-3
*HP 310 Intro to U.S. Health Services System 3


HEALTH MANAGEMENT CORE COURSES (15 credits)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
*HP 408 Leadership in Self and Society
PHS 325 Intro to Epidemiology
PHS 344 Role of Culture in Health Care 3
PHS 356  Intro to Health Policy and Administration 3
PHS 410 Health Communication 3

 

AGING STUDIES CONCENTRATION (36 credits)

Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
AGE 404 Psychology of Aging
AGE 405 Sociology of Aging
AGE 408  Biology of Aging 3
AGE 422 Intro to Public Health and Aging 3
AGE 515 Women and Aging 3
AGE 525  Dying, Death and Bereavement 3

AGE 300-500

or PHS 300-600

or HP 326 Emerging Health Care Issues

or PHIL 327 Bioethics


Concentration Elective 3
Concentration Elective 3
Concentration Elective 3
Concentration Elective 3
 PHS 485  Health Management Capstone 3
PHS 494  Health Management Practicum Preparation 3
PHS 495  Health Management Practicum 3

 

PUBLIC HEALTH CONCENTRATION (36 credits)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
 PHS 327 Intro to Global Health Issues 3
PHS 333  Org. Behavior and Leadership

3

PHS 413 Social/Behavioral Aspects of Public Health 3
PHS 416 Environmental Health 3
PHS 624 Community Development Methods 3
PHS 644 Program Planning and Evaluation 3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Concentration Elective 3
  Concentration Elective 3
PHS 485 Health Management Capstone 3
PHS 494  Health Management Practicum Preparation 3
PHS 495 Health Management Practicum 3

 

 

HEALTH ADMINISTRATION CONCENTRATION (36 credits)
Course Number Course Name Credit Hours
PHS 333 Org. Behavior and Leadership 3
PHS 428  Health Care Organization 3
PHS 442  Financing Health Care Services 3
PHS 448  Quality Improvement in Health and Health Care 3
PHS 478  Health Care Economics 3
PHS 621 Supervisory Management in Health Care 3
PHS 622  HR Managment in Health Care 3
MGMT 360 Principles of Management 3
MGMT 460  Designing Effective Organizations 3
MGMT 462 Leading & Motivating 3
MGMT 463 Building Effective Work Teams 3
PHS 475 Leadership Capstone 3

 

 


OPEN ELECTIVES (21-40 credits)

Students must complete sufficient credits to fulfill graduation requirements. These credits can include, but are not limited to the following. Students are encouraged to consider adding a minor


CHP and WSU GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Earn credit for 120 cumulative hours. 
  • Earn credit in a minimum of 60 hours at a 4-year institution. 
  • Earn credit in a minimum of 45 hours of upper-division coursework. 
  • Complete all general education requirements.
  • Maintain an overall, WSU, and program GPA of 2.0 or higher.
  • At least 24 of last 30 or 50 of last 60 credit hours must be completed at WSU.