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Health Care Management Minors

The Health Care Management (HCM) program offers four minors. All prerequisites of courses in the minors must be satisfied. Students must consult the HCM Academic Advisor in the School of Health Sciences to declare a minor.

1.  The minor in Health Care Management (HCM) is designed to prepare undergraduate students interested in health care management with the skills and knowledge to prepare for graduate study or work in the health care field: The HCM minor is comprised of 20 credit hours of coursework. A “C” or higher is required in all HCM core courses taken and 18 semester hours must be completed at SIU. Students must complete these courses:

  • AH 105 - Medical Terminology
  • HCM 320 - Health Policy and Politics
  • HCM 340 - Managerial Epidemiology and Population Health
  • HCM 360 - U.S. Healthcare Systems
  • HCM 366 - Health Information Management
  • HCM 388 - Legal Aspects and Current Issues in Healthcare
  • HCM 420 - Healthcare Ethics

HCM minors are not eligible to enroll in HCM 421 and/or HCM 422. HCM 421 and HCM 422 are restricted to HCM Majors only.


2.  The Long-Term Care Administration (LTC) minor is designed for students with a specific interest in long-term care management/administration. The LTC minor is comprised of 17 credit hours of coursework and all courseowrk must be completed at SIU except for AH 105, Medical Terminology. Students successfully completing all the requirements of the LTC minor along with the Bachelor's degree in Health Care Management may be eligible to sit for the Nursing Home Administrator (NHA) licensure examination in most states and U.S. territories. To earn the LTC minor, students must complete the following:

  • AH 105 - Medical Terminology
  • HCM 364 - Organizational Behavior in Healthcare Organizations
  • HCM 385 - Health Care Finance
  • HCM 390 - Human Resources in Health Professions
  • HCM 413 - Long Term Care Administration
  • HCM 415 - Issues Related to Social Gerontology and Mortality

For updated information regarding eligibility for the NHA licensure/examination, please refer to the professional licensure page at:  Programs I-Z | Professional Licensure | SIU.

LTC minors are not eligible to enroll in HCM 421 and/or HCM 422. HCM 421 and HCM 422 are restricted to HCM Majors only.


3.  The Health Information and Informatics Management (HIM) minor is designed for students with an interest in a medical billing, reimbursement, auditing, and/or compliance specialization. The HIM minor is comprised of 20 credit hours of coursework. A grade of "C" or higher is required in all courses and all 20 semester hours must be completed at SIU. Students must complete these courses:

  • AH 105 - Medical Terminology
  • HCM 360 - U.S. Health Care Systems
  • HCM 366 - Health Information Management
  • HCM 368 - Health Care Coding Procedures I
  • HCM 388 - Legal Aspects and Current Issues in Health Care
  • HCM 410 - Operations Management and Quality Improvement in Health Care
  • HCM 468 - Health Care Coding Procedures II

HIM minors are not eligible to enroll in HCM 421 and/or HCM 422. HCM 421 and HCM 422 are restricted to HCM Majors only.


4.  The minor in Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) is designed for students with an interest in infection prevention and control within healthcare organizations. The IPC minor consists of 20 credit hours of coursework. A grade of “C” or higher is required in all courses and all coursework must be completed at SIU with the exception of AH 105, 2 - Medical Terminology. Students must complete the following courses:

  • AH 105, 2- Medical Terminology
  • HCM 340, 3- Managerial Epidemiology & Population Health
  • HCM 365, 3- Statistics and Research for Healthcare Professionals
  • HCM 460, 3- Lean Six Sigma in Healthcare
  • HCM 463, 3- Environment of Care
  • HCM 464, 3- Infection Prevention Informatics
  • HCM 465, 3- Infection Prevention & Control Operations

IPC minors are not eligible to enroll in HCM 421 and/or HCM 422. HCM 421 and HCM 422 are restricted to HCM Majors only.


Students must consult Mike Kartje, Academic Advisor: 618-453-7172 or mkartje@siu.edu to declare their minor.