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Health Services Executive B.S.

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  • Program Type: Baccalaureate
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2023
  • Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
  • Required credits within the major: 63
  • Degree: Bachelor of Science
The Health Services Executive program provides career opportunities to manage and lead organizations within the long-term care industry including nursing homes, residential care, assisted living, and home and community based services. The program provides the knowledge and skills required to obtain licensing as a Health Services Executive, which many states have recognized as the standard for long-term care administrators. The program has been approved by the Minnesota Board of Executives for Long Term Services and Supports allowing graduates to be eligible to become licensed as a Health Services Executive.
Program Delivery
This program is available:
  • completely online (all program coursework can be completed online)
Admission Requirements
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. A Maximum of two "D" grades are allowed for core courses required in the program and technology requirements. This includes earned at UMC or transferred in from another institution.
Health Services Core
Take exactly 22 course(s) totaling exactly 58 credit(s) from the following:
ACCT 2101 - Principles of Accounting I (3.0 cr)
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II (3.0 cr)
HI 3020 - Introduction to Health Information Systems (3.0 cr)
HSM 1010 - Medical Terminology (2.0 cr)
HSM 1900 - Nursing Assistant Training (2.0 cr)
HSM 2010 - Introduction to the Health Care System (3.0 cr)
HSM 2510 - Population Health (3.0 cr)
HSM 3030 - Health & Disease for Aging Populations (3.0 cr)
HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning (3.0 cr)
HSM 3230 - Administration of the Long Term Care System (3.0 cr)
HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems (3.0 cr)
HSM 3250 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Health Care (3.0 cr)
HSM 3270 - Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
HSM 4212 - Regulatory Management (3.0 cr)
HSM 4500 - Strategic Planning in Healthcare (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management (3.0 cr)
MGMT 3220 - Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing (3.0 cr)
SOC 3937 - Social Gerontology: Elders in American Society (3.0 cr)
Take one of the following:
COMM 3008 - Business Writing (3.0 cr)
or WRIT 3303 - Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Internship
Up to 5 credits of Internship are required to be eligible to take Minnesota licensure examination (LNHA) for nursing home administration.
Take 3 credits of HSM 3910.
HSM 3910 - Nursing Home Internship (1.0-12.0 cr)
Take 2 credits of HSM 3910 or HSM 3920.
HSM 3910 - Nursing Home Internship (1.0-12.0 cr)
or HSM 3920 - Residential Care and Home and Community Based Services Internship (1.0-12.0 cr)
Liberal Education
This program requires a minimum of 40 credits of liberal education and completion of the ten goal areas of the Minnesota Transfer Curriculum. The following are specific required liberal education courses.
Take exactly 5 course(s) totaling exactly 15 credit(s) from the following:
· COMP 1011 - Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· COMP 1013 - Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
· ECON 2101 - Microeconomics [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
· MATH 1031 - College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
· Take one of the following:
· COMM 1101 - Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
or COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
Technology
Take exactly 1 course(s) totaling exactly 3 credit(s) from the following:
· CA 1020 - Spreadsheet Applications (3.0 cr)
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
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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, and plant assets. prereq: Math 1031
ACCT 2102 - Principles of Accounting II
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Modern accounting concepts. Liabilities, partnerships, corporations, statement of cash flows, and financial statements analysis. Enforced prereq: ACCT 2101
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 1010 - Medical Terminology
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
A comprehensive overview of medical language, including prefixes, suffixes, and roots, used to compose medical terms for body structure, disease, diagnosis, and treatment.
HSM 1900 - Nursing Assistant Training
Credits: 2.0 [max 2.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Prepares students in the knowledge, skills, and responsibilities required to provide patient care and assist individuals with activities of daily living. The course includes lectures, clinical training, and experiential learning through clinical experience. Successful completion of the course will prepare students for the written and skills exam to become a Certified Nursing Assistant.
HSM 2010 - Introduction to the Health Care System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An overview of the U.S. health system including history, development, evolution, planning, organization, management, quality, and professions.
HSM 2510 - Population Health
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to determinants of health within specific populations including identification, measurement, and interventions. Emphasis is on the distribution and etiology of health and disease within a community.
HSM 3030 - Health & Disease for Aging Populations
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Covers changes, syndromes, conditions, disorders, palliative care, terminology, and trends associated for aged populations. Recommended prereqs: HSM 1010
HSM 3200 - Health Care Leadership and Planning
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Theory and application of basic theories and concepts of leadership within the health care industry to successfully guide and direct organizations.
HSM 3230 - Administration of the Long Term Care System
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring
Management of nursing and residential care facilities within the long-term care industry. Focuses on roles and responsibilities, laws, regulations, standards, structure, staffing, diversity, human relationships, and operations.
HSM 3240 - Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems
Credits: 3.0 [max 4.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
An introduction to the development, implementation, and application of health policy in the U.S. utilizing comparisons from throughout the world.
HSM 3250 - Quality Improvement and Patient Safety in Health Care
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Evaluation of industry practices associated with patient quality and safety. Includes the use of continuous quality improvement as a framework to improve quality of care. Recommended prereq: HSM 2010
HSM 3270 - Health Care Finance
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Develops proficiency in applying financial techniques used in the health care decision-making process. Techniques include breakeven analysis, cost allocation, pricing, budgeting, capital budgeting, and revenue cycle management. Enforced prereqs: Acct 2102, CA 1020
HSM 4212 - Regulatory Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Spring & Summer
Covers the statutes and rules associated with the operations of longer-term care organizations including surveys, standards of care, resident rights, resident assessment, and quality assurance. Recommended prereqs: HSM 2010, 3230, 4210
HSM 4500 - Strategic Planning in Healthcare
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Introduction to the strategic planning process within a health care organization. Application of strategic planning principles to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for a health organization. Recommended prereqs: HSM 2010, 3270
MGMT 3200 - Principles of Management
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Terminology, theories, concepts, and skills of managing. Basic functions of managing including, planning, organizing, leading, and controlling. Additional topics include decision making, business ethics, and social responsibility.
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
MKTG 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Introduction to marketing/strategic marketing process. Team development of marketing plan that implements product, pricing, distribution, promotional strategies.
SOC 3937 - Social Gerontology: Elders in American Society
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall
Survey of characteristics/concerns of older persons. Physical, social, psychological, and cultural factors associated with aging. Individual outside work with older person.
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 3910 - Nursing Home Internship
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Field experience within a nursing facility under the direction of a faculty member. Students will work with an approved preceptor and organization to complete the required elements including observation, participation, and application of long-term care administrative and management skills in a nursing facility.
HSM 3910 - Nursing Home Internship
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Field experience within a nursing facility under the direction of a faculty member. Students will work with an approved preceptor and organization to complete the required elements including observation, participation, and application of long-term care administrative and management skills in a nursing facility.
HSM 3920 - Residential Care and Home and Community Based Services Internship
Credits: 1.0 -12.0 [max 12.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Field experience within residential care or assisted living facility or home and community based services under the direction of a faculty member. Students will work with an approved preceptor and organization to complete the required elements including observation, participation, and application of long-term care administrative and management skills in residential care, assisted living , or home and community based services. Recommended Prereqs: HSM 3200, HSM 3250, HSM 4212
COMP 1011 - Composition I (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Grading Basis: A-F or Aud
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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 & Summer
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
ECON 2101 - Microeconomics (HI/BEH/SSC)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Basic economic principles of pricing, resource allocation, consumption. Supply/demand, cost of production, consumer behavior. Competition/influences of market structure. prereq: Math 0991 or 2 yrs high school algebra or equiv
MATH 1031 - College Algebra (MATH THINK)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
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
COMM 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.
COMM 2002 - Interpersonal Communication (COMMUNICAT)
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall & Spring
Fundamental concepts/skills of communication used in social/career contexts. Perception, listening, verbal/nonverbal, climate, conflict.
CA 1020 - Spreadsheet Applications
Credits: 3.0 [max 3.0]
Typically offered: Every Fall, Spring & Summer
Personal/presentation use of spreadsheets that include formulas, functions, what-if analysis, and charts. Focuses on applying spreadsheet applications to individual academic disciplines.