The Bachelor of Applied Health program is designed for professionals working in health care who desire to advance their careers by completing a bachelor's degree. This degree exposes students to management and leadership in health care while building on previous coursework and clinical experience. Typical students may be nurses, laboratory/radiology technicians, or other allied health professionals advancing to supervisory roles or professionals in long-term care facilities needing additional coursework for licensure.
All admission materials must be at the Office of Admissions no later than 4:30 p.m. CST on the deadlines noted.
The degree requires 120 total credits, with 81 within the major. Here is just a sampling of courses you might take.
- HI 3020 Introduction to Health Information Systems (3 cr)
- HSM 3250 Performance Improvement in Health Care (3 cr)
- HSM 3270 Health Care Finance (3 cr)
- HSM 4210 Health Care Law and Biomedical Ethics (4 cr)
- MGMT 3210 Supervision and Leadership (3 cr)
The US Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates a 22% increase for medical and health services managers from 2010 and 2020, faster than the average for all occupations. “As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services. Managers will be needed to organize and manage medical information and healthcare staff in all areas of the industry.”
The Bachelor of Applied Health degree at the University of Minnesota Crookston prepares students to assume management positions in a wide range of health care settings, including:
- Allied health agencies (e.g., American Cancer Society, American Red Cross, American Lung Association)
- Community-based and home health agencies
- Government regulatory agencies
- Health insurance and Health Maintenance Organizations (HMOs)
- Hospitals and medical clinics
- Medical equipment and supply companies
- Nursing facilities, extended care, and assisted living facilities
- Public health departments and social service agencies
Professional Licensing Boards
Requirements for licensure vary from state to state. Check with the appropriate licensing body in the state where you intend to practice.
Financial aid is available for eligible students. Students must fill out the FAFSA form and use code 004069 when applying for financial aid for this program. Contact the University of Minnesota Crookston (UMC) for additional information:
UMC Financial Aid Office
Phone: 800-862-6466 ext 8569; 218-218-8550