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Health Care Management Minors

The Health Care Management (HCM) program offers three 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.

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.


The minor in Long Term Care is designed for students with an interest in a Long Term Care (LTC) specialization. The LTC minor is comprised of 17 credit hours of coursework. The course sequence is part of the eligibility requirements for those who wish to sit for the Illinois Nursing Home Administrator Licensure Examination. Students must complete these courses:

  • 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
  • AH 415 - Issues Related to Social Gerontology and Mortality

Note: Eligibility requirements, as published by the Illinois Department of Professional Regulation (IDPR), are subject to change without notification. It is the student's responsibility to verify IDPR regulations to assure their requirements have not changed. Reciprocity of eligibility to sit for the Licensure Examination, or serve in an administrative role, in other states is the student's responsibility to verify.

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.


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

Students must consult Mary L. Smith, Academic Advisor: 618-453-7172 or marysmith@siu.edu to declare their minor.

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.