Associate - Healthcare Management

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Do you have an interest in pursuing a non-clinical position within the healthcare industry? If so, then you might develop the administrative skills and knowledge of healthcare procedures and practices when you become a student of Herzing University's Associate of Science in Healthcare Management program. Read on to find out more about this associate degree program.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

The curriculum of the Associate of Science in Healthcare Management program provides you with the opportunity to combine transfer credits with healthcare courses offered by Herzing University. Course selection is conducted under the guidance of an academic advisor. You might select courses addressing medical terminology, medical billing, healthcare laws, patient records management, medical staffing management, ethics, and quality control. You could also choose to participate in an internship in an actual healthcare environment. You will also have the chance to take general education courses in math, science, English, social science, and computer applications. You can take this program online or at select Herzing University campuses.

What Are the Prerequisites?

You must have completed a diploma or certificate program in a healthcare discipline and be able to transfer credits from that program prior to entering the Associate of Science in Healthcare Management program. Though requirements may vary, you should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

What Are the Course Requirements?

You must complete 60 credits to earn the Associate of Science in Healthcare Management from Herzing University. Of these 60 credits, 34 credits must be taken in healthcare courses. You must also take 24 credits in general education courses and two credits in personal and professional development.

Required Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
VariesYou must complete a total of 34 credits in healthcare; some credits can be transferred from previously completed coursework

General Education Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
VariesOne semester credit hour in Information Literacy
VariesThree semester credit hours in English Composition
VariesThree semester credit hours in Speech
VariesFour semester credit hours in Computer Applications
VariesFour semester credit hours in Mathematics (College Algebra or above)
VariesThree semester credit hours in Social or Behavioral Science
VariesThree semester credit hours in Natural Science or Humanities with a Critical Thinking Focus
VariesThree semester credit hours in General Education Electives

Personal and Professional Development Courses

Course CodeCourse Title
PD 121 Professional Development I
PD 202 Professional Development II

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After earning the Associate of Science in Healthcare Management from Herzing University, you might seek entry-level employment in clinical or non-clinical settings. You could explore administrative or clerical opportunities in hospitals, clinics, surgical centers, managed care companies, medical billing companies, medical labs, insurance companies, or group medical offices. Positions you could pursue include:

  • Coding Specialist
  • Medical Records Clerk
  • Healthcare Billing Specialist
  • Patient Service Representative

Advanced Degrees

Completion of Herzing University's Associate of Science in Healthcare Management program could prepare you for further studies in four-year degree program. Some employers might require a bachelor's degree even for entry-level positions. A bachelor's degree could also be necessary for career advancement. Examples of degrees you could seek include:

  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management
  • Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Bachelor of Business Administration with a specialization in Healthcare Administration