Health Management

A projected healthcare industry growth of 21.7% by 2016* will raise the demand for health professionals who are effective leaders, critical thinkers, and ethical decision-makers. Gain a broad understanding of the field of health studies and position yourself for a leadership role in health-related organizations with Walden’s enhanced Health Management concentration in the BS in Health Studies program. This concentration, which blends management with health curricula, is suited for those who want a broader perspective and who seek a healthcare leadership role beyond a hospital or clinical setting.

By choosing the Health Management concentration, you can:

  • Explore the principles of business administration, healthcare management, and organizational theory and behavior.
  • Gain the financial, economic, and organizational knowledge that can prepare you for a healthcare leadership role across a wide spectrum of workplace environments.
  • Focus on social responsibility and global awareness within the context of the health industry.

The Health Management concentration is ideal if you are pursuing a management career in corporate health, government agencies, or nonprofit organizations or you wish to begin your own consulting practice.

Degree Completion Requirements

  • 181 total quarter credits
    • General education courses (46 cr.)
    • Core courses (55 cr.)
    • Concentration courses (30 cr.)
    • Elective courses (45 cr.)
    • Capstone course (5 cr.)

Students may be eligible to transfer up to 135 credits. At least 45 credits must be completed at Walden.

This sequence represents the minimum time to completion. Time to completion will vary by student, depending on individual progress and credits transferred, if applicable. For a personalized estimate of your time to completion, call an enrollment advisor at 855-646-5286.

First Term Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HMNT 1001 Course Living and Learning in a Technological World Credits (6 cr.)

Core Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HLTH 1000 Course Concepts of Health Promotion Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 1005 Course Context of Healthcare Delivery Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4200 Course Principles of Epidemiology Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4205 Course Introduction to Research Methods and Analysis Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2110 Course Behavioral and Cultural Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2115 Course Aging Across the Lifespan Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 2120 Course Health Informatics Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3100 Course Ethical and Legal Issues in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3105 Course Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Healthcare Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3110 Course Current Issues in Healthcare Policy and Practice Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 3115 Course Public and Global Health Credits (5 cr.)

Concentration Courses

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code BUSI 1002 Course Introduction to Management and Leadership Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code BUSI 2003 Course Operations Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code MRKT 3001 Course Marketing Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4000 Course Introduction to Healthcare Management Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4100 Course Healthcare Organization Theory and Behavior Credits (5 cr.)
Course Code HLTH 4105 Course Healthcare Finance and Economics Credits (5 cr.)

Capstone Course

Course Code Course Credits
Course Code HLTH 4900 Course Capstone Credits (5 cr.)

Elective Courses

Choose nine courses from general education, BS in Health Studies, or other Walden bachelor’s degree programs. Your elective credits should total 45 to meet your program requirements. You may also be eligible to transfer previous credit to meet your elective requirements. Note on minors: Electives can also be used to complete a six-course minor.

*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, “Occupational Outlook Handbook, Career Guide to Industries, 2010–2011 Edition,” on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/oco/cg/cgs035.htm (viewed online July 13, 2010). National long-term projections may not reflect local and/or short-term economic or job conditions and do not guarantee actual job growth.

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