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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 81
  • This program requires summer terms.
  • Degree: Bachelor of Applied Health
The bachelor of applied health (BAH) is an integrated four-year baccalaureate degree program delivered via distance education through the web. The program includes a liberal education core curriculum, clinical occupational field, and management component. The applied curriculum combines the knowledge and experiences necessary to provide leadership in the changing health care arena and in entrepreneurial health care settings where clinical expertise is valued. Program outcomes: Communicate effectively and work as a team in a health care setting. Demonstrate leadership skills in problem solving, conflict resolution, and change management. Demonstrate an understanding of the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues inherent to health care. Demonstrate the ability to adapt to changing public policy, economic, and financial issues in health care. Demonstrate assessment skills related to improving clinical care and customer service. Apply technology in the workplace.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Admission Requirements
Students must complete an associate degree in a health care field before enrolling in this degree program.
For information about University of Minnesota admission requirements, visit the Office of Admissions website.
General Requirements
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Program Requirements
Students must complete 40 upper division credits.
Program Core Requirements
A maximum of two D grades are allowed for core courses required in the program and technology requirements. This includes grades earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution. Required Courses - 46-48 credits
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning (1.0 cr)
HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems (3.0 cr)
HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning (4.0 cr)
HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems (4.0 cr)
HSM 3230 - Administration of the Long Term Care System (3.0 cr)
HSM 3250 - Performance Improvement in Health Care (3.0 cr)
HSM 3260 - Risk Management in Health Care (3.0 cr)
HSM 3270 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
HSM 4210 - Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics (4.0 cr)
HSM 4212 - Regulatory Management (3.0 cr)
HSM 4500 - Decision Making in Health Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3220 - Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
Choose one of the following courses:
COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Choose 3 credits from the following: Note: For the LNHA licensure, 5 credits of HSM 3900 are required, unless portions are waived by the LNHA licensing body.
HSM 3900 - Internship (1.0-5.0 cr)
or HSM 4600 - Capstone Course in Health Management (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
Required Courses - 27 credits. Students must take 3 credits of humanities, 3 credits of social sciences, and 6 credits of sciences in addition to the following specified courses.
COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
PSY 1001 - General Psychology [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology [HI/BEH/SSC, HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
Technology Requirements
Students must take 3 credits from the following courses. CA 1020 (Spreadsheet Applications) is recommended. (If applicable, the course taken from below may be used to satisfy both the program and technology requirements.)
CA 1xxx
or CA 2xxx
or HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems (3.0 cr)
Occupational Course Requirements
Take 38 credits of occupational courses from partner schools, selected in consultation with an advisor.
Electives
Take 4-6 credits of open electives. Note: The following courses are required for license as a nursing home administrator (LNHA): ACCT 2101, ACCT 2102, HSM 3030, SOC 3937.
 
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ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Concepts of accounting cycle, cash, accounts receivable, inventories, plant assets, payroll. prereq: Math 1031
GBUS 1005 - Orientation to Online Learning
Credits: 1.0 [max 1.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to UMC policies, e-mail, virtual private network, online library resources, writing scholarly reports, APA referencing, netiquette, networking in online environment, group work in online environment.
HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Information systems applied to the health care industry. How information is collected, stored, retrieved, shared, and analyzed, along with the legal and ethical concerns inherent in the stewardship of patient information. Work flow, electronic health records, and personal health records.
HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Organizational management characteristics for modern health care settings. Management process/roles addressing resource allocation, delivery of clinical services, governance, patient satisfaction, outcome evaluation. prereq: 2010 or 38 or more occupational credits
HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Analysis/comparison of world health problems/delivery systems. Geographic, political, economic relationships affecting health care system. prereq: 3200, Comp 1013
HSM 3230 - Administration of the Long Term Care System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Programs/services to meet needs of aging population. Physical, social, psychological aspects of aging. Role, organization, function, management characteristics of long-term health care facilities. Administrative structures, staffing, changing work force. Governance, operations oversight.
HSM 3250 - Performance Improvement in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Problems in U.S. health care system (access, quality, cost). How application of performance improvement principles/methods can add value to health care. prereq: 3200
HSM 3260 - Risk Management in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Summer
How risk management can improve patient safety, customer satisfaction, quality of care, decrease liability in health care. prereq: 3200
HSM 3270 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Finance structure of U.S. health care system. Reimbursement mechanisms. Financial information in management decision making. Financial planning/control. Analysis of financial statements/budgets in health care system. prereq: Acct 2101, CA 1020
HSM 4210 - Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics
Credits: 4.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Legal/bioethical issues in health care management. Professional licensing, certification, reporting. Liability, negligence, malpractice. Patient rights/responsibilities. Clinical outcomes assessment/measurement. prereq: 3200
HSM 4212 - Regulatory Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Health care funding/reimbursement processes. Compliance/regulatory mechanisms. Federal/state surveys. prereq: 3200
HSM 4500 - Decision Making in Health Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Methodologies/concepts required to plan/execute manage projects within health care settings. Use of evidence based research/data in the decision making process. Implementing and evaluating change within organizations. Prerequisites: HSM 3230, 4210, 4212
MGMT 3220 - Human Resource Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall
Management of people at work. Recruitment, selection, training, compensation, evaluation. Changing nature of world of work, labor market, labor relations, emerging legal issues, discrimination in pay and employment, effects of technological change on jobs/employment performance. prereq: Mgmt 3200
COMM 3008 - Business Writing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Practical application of writing effective business letters, memos, e-mails, faxes. Tables, other graphics. Informal/formal informational/analytical reports. Professional oral/Web presentations. Development of personal writing style. Practice of appropriate business tone, etiquette. prereq: Comp 1013 or 6 credits of writing
WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Writing about subjects related to students' academic disciplines and future professions. Developing persuasive writing skills for academic, personal, and professional purposes. Effective communication principles, audiences, formats, and technologies. prereq: Comp 1011 and 1013 or 6 credits of writing
HSM 3900 - Internship
Credits: 1.0 -5.0 [max 5.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Ten-week field experience under direction of a faculty member in a health care organization or agency. Students complete agency/organization assessment and major project. prereq: 3200, 3230, 4210, 4212, instructor consent, internship plan approved by HSM program director; may be repeated in different health care setting
HSM 4600 - Capstone Course in Health Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Field experience under direction of a faculty member in a health care organization/agency. Students complete organization assessment/applied projects within health care settings. Methodology of this project will be based on evidence based practices/research in the field of Health Management. Prerequisite: HSM 4500
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Process of clear, concrete, and convincing writing. Generation and discovery of subjects, revisions, editing.
COMP 1013 - Composition II (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Writing a research paper/s. Formulating/answering a research question. Developing an organizational/argument strategy for topic/audience. Supporting research question/argument with scholarly sources. prereq: 1011
SPCH 1101 - Public Speaking (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Topic selection, research, organization, rehearsal, and extemporaneous delivery of informative and persuasive speeches.
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic algebraic operations, linear/quadratic equations/inequalities, variation. Functions/graphs. Theory of equations. Exponential/logarithmic functions. Systems of equations. Mathmatical modeling/applications. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
MATH 1150 - Elementary Statistics (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Descriptive statistics, elementary probability, normal distribution, binomial distribution, confidence intervals, tests of hypotheses, correlation, regression, chi-square, ANOVA. prereq: 0991 or ACT math score of 20 or higher
PSY 1001 - General Psychology (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Overview of psychology as scientific study of human/animal behavior. Emphasizes goals of psychology: to describe, understand, predict, and control behavior. Biological, cognitive, affective, and social perspectives.
SOC 1001 - Introduction to Sociology (HI/BEH/SSC, HUMAN DIV)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Culture, social institutions, socialization, groups, social class, race and ethnicity, collective behavior, and social deviance.
HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Information systems applied to the health care industry. How information is collected, stored, retrieved, shared, and analyzed, along with the legal and ethical concerns inherent in the stewardship of patient information. Work flow, electronic health records, and personal health records.