Applied Health, BAH Curriculum
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- Program Type: Baccalaureate
- Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2015
- Required credits to graduate with this degree: 120
- Required credits within the major: 81
- Degree: Bachelor of Applied Health
The bachelor of applied health (B.A.H.) 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: graduates will
- 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
This program is available:
- online only (all program coursework can be completed online)
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.
All students are required to complete general University and college requirements. For more information, see the graduation requirements.
Students must complete 40 upper division credits.
Program Core Requirements
Requirements - 43 credits
- Orientation to Online Programs (1.0 cr)
- Introduction to Health Information Systems (3.0 cr)
- Health Care Leadership and Planning (4.0 cr)
- Administration of Continuum Care Facilities (3.0 cr)
- Health Care Policy and Comparative Systems (4.0 cr)
- Performance Improvement in Health Care (3.0 cr)
- Risk Management in Health Care (3.0 cr)HSM 4100
- Health Care Finance (3.0 cr)
- Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics (4.0 cr)
- Regulatory Management (3.0 cr)
- Supervision and Leadership (3.0 cr)
- Human Resource Management (3.0 cr)
or COMM 3303
- Writing in Your Profession (3.0 cr)
Liberal Education Requirements
Requirements - 21 credits. Students must take 3 credits of humanities and 3 credits of social sciences in addition to the following specified courses.
- Composition I [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
- Composition II [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
- Public Speaking [COMMUNICAT] (3.0 cr)
- College Algebra [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
or MATH 1150
- Elementary Statistics [MATH THINK] (3.0 cr)
- General Psychology [HI/BEH/SSC] (3.0 cr)
or SOC 1001
- Introduction to Sociology [HI/BEH/SSC, HUMAN DIV] (3.0 cr)
Requirements - 3 credits
Take 3 or more credits(s) from the following:
Occupational Course Requirements
Take 38 credits of occupational courses from partner schools, selected in consultation with an adviser.
Students must take 9 credits.
Take 6 credits of open electives. The following courses are required for license as a nursing home administrator: Acct 2101, Acct 2102, HSM 3030, Soc 3937.