Athens State Announces New Health Care Management Program

March 30, 2018

Athens State University’s College of Business is pleased to announce its new Health Care Management degree program. Students participating in the program will learn foundational business knowledge necessary to work in today’s challenging health care industry and explore the different facets of managing a health care organization.

The BS in Health Care Management program is the only one of its kind in North Alabama and only one of three in the state. It will prepare students for successful careers in management and leadership in the health care industry by giving them an in-depth view of the business industry as it relates to health care management. Topics of study will range from health care policy and management to accounting and finance, with courses available to students online, on-campus, or at select off-campus centers.

The demand for health care professionals is on the rise. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow by 17% through 2024. As increased demand for health services creates the need for more physicians, health care workers, and health care facilities, there will also be an increased demand for those who are able to manage the business operations, staff, fiscal resources, and technological systems of health care organizations.

For more information, visit the Health Care Management degree program page.