Healthcare Management

Bachelor of Science - Healthcare Management

Make a Difference in the Healthcare Field

Study Healthcare Management at LBC

Helping Those in Need

If you care about health, serving those in need and educating the public on wellness initiatives, consider working toward a healthcare management degree from Lancaster Bible College. In this program, students learn about the many facets of health care and prepare for a career as a healthcare executive. So, what exactly can you do with training in health care management? As a future healthcare manager, you’ll be responsible for planning, directing and coordinating medical services in settings like hospitals, nursing homes and group medical practices. Come and learn under experienced faculty members in the classroom on Lancaster Bible College’s beautiful campus.

Becoming a health care manager means you’ll have plenty of options once you graduate. This program touches on areas of math, science and policy, allowing you to transition from school to a job at a doctor’s office, handling the day-to-day functions of a typical small private practice, step into law reform in DC by working as a public health lobbyist or enter the lucrative world of pharmaceutical sales. Our undergraduate degree in healthcare management also prepares you to continue your education through graduate studies. The possibilities are almost endless – it just depends on what you want to do! Talk to an admissions counselor today to learn more.

Why Study Healthcare Management at LBC?

  • Learn about healthcare through the lens of a biblical worldview.
  • Take classes where you’ll learn under the tutelage of experienced practitioners.
Your Journey

Program Credits: 122


Locations: Lancaster, ,


Degree

Bachelor of Science with majors in Healthcare and Biblical Studies


Off-site Experience
Your healthcare experience will involve taking the following courses.

  • HCM 370 Experiential Learning (3 credits)
  • HCM450 Healthcare Management Practicum (3 credits)

Options

  • Traditional
  • Online & Evening (Adult Education)
  • Available as Minor

“A cheerful heart is good medicine . . .”  Proverbs 17:22a

A Closer Look: Q&A with a Healthcare Management Professional

A female businesswoman chats to a senior doctor on a busy hospital ward.

We asked a health care management pro and adjunct faculty member Lea VanBuskirk to give us some insider info on the industry. Learn more.

Meet the Faculty

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Vickie Byler, Ed.D.

Professor, Chair of Health & Physical Education

“If we truly believe we are fearfully and wonderfully made, we will look to God for our validation and not be pulled off course by the changing standards of the world.” — Dr. Byler

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Tom Randolph, M.S.

Assistant Professor

“A first-class teacher is one who embraces the profession with passion, confidence and ingenuity.” — Mr. Randolph

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Amanda Zuschmidt, M.Ed.

Assistant Professor

“A good leader takes a little more than her share of the blame, a little less than her share of the credit.” — Mrs. Zuschmidt

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Sample Course Outline

HCM 105  Introduction to Health Sciences

This course will equip the student with a widespread knowledge of healthcare careers as they develop the basic skills required in all health and medical sciences. In addition to learning the key elements of the U.S. healthcare system, students will be exposed to pathologies; diagnostic and clinical procedures; therapeutic interventions; and the fundamentals of medical emergency care. Throughout the course, instructional activities emphasize safety, professionalism, accountability, and efficiency for workers within the healthcare field.

HCM 110  Medical Terminology

This course will equip the student with a knowledge of the language of healthcare. The student will learn to define medical terms by using the root, prefix and suffix of the word as well as the main vocabulary, diagnostic tool and pharmacology for each body system including; neurological, respiratory, cardio-vascular, hematological, endocrine, gastro-intestinal, genital-urinary, muscular-skeletal and skin.

HCM 115  Nutrition and Wellness

This course will equip the student with knowledge of human nutrition, exercise, disease prevention and mental health as it relates to healthy nutrition and life-style choices. This course will focus on current health issues including obesity, food deserts and the controversy of marketed foods that lack nutritional value.

HCM 205  Professionalism and Education in Healthcare

This course will equip the student with a knowledge of professionalism as the student transitions from the classroom to a healthcare work environment. The student will gain an understanding of “scope of practice” for a variety of healthcare disciplines and gain knowledge of what is expected from healthcare providers in many different situations. Students will learn to communicate verbally as well as improve their written skills while learning how to educate clients, their families, co-workers and staff and the community. Students will discuss the need for privacy for the client and gain an understanding of Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA.)

HCM 210  Ethical/Legal Issues in Healthcare

This course will equip the student with a knowledge of the legal and ethical issues facing healthcare professionals. Students will explore the basics of legal and ethical healthcare issues and decision-making from a biblical perspective.

HCM216  Healthcare Policy and Economics

This course will equip the student with a knowledge of the legal and ethical issues facing healthcare professionals. Students will explore the basics of legal and ethical healthcare issues and decision-making from a biblical perspective.

HCM 301  Healthcare Management 1

This course will equip the student with a knowledge of future health leaders, managers and administrators to an understanding of US healthcare system. Topics discussed include the main components and issues of the organization, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems. The student will also develop teaching and instructional skills to use in the healthcare setting. Upon completion of the course, students will use critical thinking skills to apply knowledge from previous course work to determine how the US healthcare system is organized, financed, and delivered. As well as being equipped to teach staff, clients, family and the community regarding healthcare needs.

HCM302 Healthcare Management 2

Following Healthcare Management I, this course will further equip the student to use research to analyze the advantages and disadvantages of the US healthcare system. Using evidence-based research, the student will form critical analysis of the US healthcare system as compared to other world-wide healthcare systems. Topics discussed include the main components and issues of the US system, financing, and delivery of health services and public health systems throughout the world. Upon completion of the course, students will develop a proposal for a new healthcare system that addresses the disparities of the current US system.

HCM 305  Community Health

This course will equip the student with knowledge of the concepts and methods of community health improvement and the role of community assessment and holistic are. Health People 2020 topics and objectives will be discussed and used as a guide to determine healthcare deficits and advantages within the student’s community.

HCM 370 Experiential Learning

This course will equip the student with experience in a variety of healthcare settings. Each student will learn how to think critically, solve problems creatively and build teams effectively using “site visits” as a basis for experiential learning. Participants will be challenged to put theory into practice as they apply their health care course concepts in real world health care situations.

HCM 450 Healthcare Management Practicum

This course will provide opportunity for the student to apply their chosen leadership/management techniques while developing a more intimate knowledge of healthcare disparities, resources, needs and programs within the community. The student will choose one community healthcare settings to complete 45 hours as a volunteer. This course will equip the student with a comprehensive view of their educational and professional pursuits throughout the Healthcare Management program.

HCM 400  Cross Cultural Experience

TBA

A Closer Look: Associate Degree in Healthcare Management

Professional Courses Needed (69 credits)
  • HCM 105  Introduction to Health Sciences (3)
  • HCM 110  Medical Terminology (3)
  • HCM 115  Nutrition and Wellness (3)
  • HCM 301  Healthcare Management 1 (3)
  • HCM 205  Professionalism and Education in Healthcare (3)
  • HCM 201  Experiential Learning 1 (1)
  • HCM 210  Ethical/Legal Issues in Healthcare (3)
  • HCM 215  Healthcare Policy and Economics (3)
  • HCM 305   Community Health (3)

Careers and Jobs in Healthcare Administration

  • Clinical Director
  • Health & Social Services Manager
  • Healthcare Manager
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep
  • Office Manager
  • Practice Administrator
  • Nursing Home Director
  • Public Health Lobbyist

What’s your next step?