Online Healthcare Management Degree | School of Allied Health | SIU

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Online Healthcare Management Degree | School of Allied Health | SIU

Online Healthcare Management Degree

picture of chairOn behalf of our faculty, staff and on-campus students, I would like to welcome you to the School of Allied Health. The Health Care Management (HCM) program is offered at the Carbondale campus as well as at off-campus locations throughout the United States and online. Baccalaureate graduates of the Health Care Management program are prepared for entry level management and administrative positions in a myriad of health care and health care related jobs. Beginning job opportunities and career choices include working with government agencies, hospitals, outpatient facilities, insurance companies, ambulatory surgery centers, long-term care facilities, home health care, hospice services, physician practice management, and other health care organizations.

The faculty and staff of the SIU Extended Campus Academic Programs are dedicated to meeting the educational needs of the health care professional. We hope that you enjoy your time as a Saluki and find your SIU experience challenging and rewarding.         

Dr. Kevin Scott Collins, Director
School of Allied Health

Southern Illinois University Carbondale is now offering health care management core classes 100 percent online. Created with the working adult in mind, you may complete health care management major courses of 48 credit hours online, with the exception of the internship. The credits are part of the 120 credit hour requirement to obtain a degree in health care management and also includes 41 credit hours of university core curriculum, 11 credit hours of prerequisite/background courses, and 20 credit hours of electives.

We offer the health care management core courses as eight-week-long classes you can begin at any time, taking one or more courses at a time. You will also complete a three-credit-hour internship in a health care facility of your choosing that meets university approval. The internship is an exciting, hands-on educational opportunity that can be tailored to fit your specific interests.

Enhance your career opportunities by joining the fast-growing health care management field. A degree in health care management prepares you for a myriad careers in health care management or health policy--occupations where you can really make a difference. Possible career paths include positions in: hospitals, consulting firms, human resources, finance, health insurance organizations, nursing homes, health care associations, physician practices and clinics, mental health organizations, public health departments, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities, universities and research institutions.

Some geographic restrictions apply to the internship; contact our academic advisor for details.

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