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: 132


Locations: Lancaster, Online,


Degree

Bachelor of Science with majors in Healthcare and Biblical Studies


Off-site Experience
Your healthcare experience will involve:

  • Three semesters of experiential learning on campus – these are 1 credit each
  • Two practicum semesters in a community health care setting, approx. 45 hrs per semester

Options

  • Traditional
  • Online & Evening (Accelerated)
  • Available as Minor

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

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

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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Thomas Randolph

Chair of Health & Physical Education Department

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

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Dr. Vickie Byler

Professor Physical Education & Health and Sport Management

“Each day, we write another page in our story. Some pages are full of excitement and accomplishment, while other pages are full of failure and heartache. I pray to be attentive to the Lord’s leading as I travel this journey.” — Dr. Byler

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Amanda Zuschmidt

Assistant Professor, Shadey's Rugged Run Race Director

“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.

HCM201/202  Experiential Learning 1 & 2

These courses will equip the student with experience in the healthcare field. The student will research and contact healthcare organizations in the community and observe/volunteer at the chosen site. Each experience will be 30 hours of observational work with the creation of a research paper and presentation following the experience. The student will be required to find and secure their own sites, which will be approved by the instructor or program director.

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 203  Experiential Learning 3

These courses will equip the student with experience in the healthcare field. The student will research and contact healthcare organizations in the community and observe/volunteer at the chosen site. Each experience will be 30 hours of observational work with the creation of a research paper and presentation following the experience. The student will be required to find and secure their own sites, which will be approved by the instructor or program director.

HCM 450 Healthcare Management Practicum 1

This course is designed to help students acquire a fundamental understanding of selected mechanical and anatomical laws of motion, actions caused by forces, and their application to the study of mechanical structure and analysis of motion. Students use and apply these principles to various forms of movement.

HCM 310  Evidence-Based Practice Research Analysis & Writing

This course will equip students with skills to find and analyze evidence-based research, then use critical thinking skills to apply the research to change, create or negate current healthcare policy. The student will investigate multiple healthcare topics with the support of evidence-based research using health-related databases.

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 455   Healthcare Management Practicum 2

This course will equip and challenge the student to use all of the knowledge gained in HCM Practicum 1. The student will choose one or more community healthcare settings and complete 45 hours at the setting of their choice as a volunteer. The student’s focus will be on determining how the health setting benefits the community, and how it is managed; including personal, financial issues and client/community interaction with staff (customer service.)

HCM 460  Comprehensive Portfolio

This course will equip the student with a comprehensive view of their educational and professional pursuits throughout the Healthcare Management program.

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?