The Elms College degree completion program in healthcare management is designed to address the needs of healthcare professionals who have been placed in management or supervisory roles and to prepare students for entry-level positions in healthcare organizations.
The program will provide knowledge and skills necessary for administrative positions in nursing homes, hospitals, rehabilitation facilities, managed care, and other healthcare organizations. The degree completion program in healthcare management integrates coursework in business, social science and health services. Curricular strands in communication, cultural competence, and leadership are woven throughout the program.
An associate's degree in a health related field is strongly recommended. A minimum grade point average of 2.5 is required. Students should have successfully completed a course in computer applications or the equivalent as well as the following coursework: Introduction to Psychology; Introduction to Sociology; Human Development; and Race and Ethnicity. A minimum of two years in a health services field is strongly recommended. Entry into this program is based on you having earned at least 60 credits from your associate's degree program.
The bachelor's degree program requires 120 credits. You can transfer in a maximum of 78 credits from HCC or other regionally accredited colleges. A minimum of 42 credits must be earned through Elms College.
All Elms College core and program requirements must be met.
• BUS 215 Computer Applications
• PSY 110 Introduction to Psychology
• SOC 110 Introduction to Sociology
• PSY 216 Human Development
• SOC 220 Race and Ethnicity
We are a private Catholic coeducational liberal arts college founded in 1928 by the Sisters of St. Joseph of Springfield, Massachusetts. Elms College is located in Chicopee, Massachusetts, and grants associate's, bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees.