Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson College of Health Professions
Department of Professional & Continuing Studies

Curriculum

Credit Requirements

CREDIT SUMMARY CREDITS
General Education Requirements 36-39
Foundation Requirements 30
Major Requirements 39
Additional Requirements 18
Total Credits for BS in Health Services Management 123-126

Courses required to fulfill General Education requirements are offered in a traditional 15-week semester and accelerated sessions. Foundation and Major courses are accelerated. Classes meet two evenings per week for seven weeks. The accelerated college year consists of six seven-week sessions. Students may begin or enter the Program at any one of the six accelerated sessions.

Please view JCHP's course catalog for course descriptions.

General Education Requirements (36-39 credits)

Course Area Credits Required

English

Composition

6

Art

Recommended: 

  • ART 101 Art Appreciation 
  • MUSC 101 Music Appreciation
  • HUMN 111 Philadelphia and the Arts
3
United States History 6
Mathematics * 3

Natural Science

From biology, chemistry or physics

Recommended:

  • BIOL 200 Body Form and Function
3

Health/Wellness

Recommended:

  • HLTH 101 Personal Health and Wellness
  • HLTH 302 Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction
3

Social Science

From four of the following: anthropology, communications, political science, psychology, sociology, religious studies

Recommended:

  • POSC 101 Government of the United States
  • PSYC 101 Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 101 Introduction to Sociology Cultural
  • ANT 101 Anthropology
  • COMM 101 Interpersonal Communications
  • REL 104 World Religions
12

Computer Applications

(Or demonstration of computer competency)

3

* College algebra or higher. Students demonstrating college-level algebra proficiency may take pre-calculus or calculus to satisfy both the General Education and Foundation mathematics requirements. They may take a free elective in its place.

Foundation Requirements (30 credits)

Course Title Credits
ACCT 101 Financial Accounting 3
ACCT 102 Managerial Accounting 3
ECON 201 Principles of Macroeconomics 3
ECON 202 Principles of Microeconomics 3
FIN 101 Principles of Finance 3
HCA 300 Health Services Delivery and Organization 3
HUMN 315 Methods of Effective Thinking 3
MATH 102 Precalculus 3
MATH 301 Statistics 3
MGMT 101 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3

Major Requirements (39 credits)

Course Title Credits
ECON/HCA 401 Healthcare Policy and Economics 3
HCA 303 Business and Healthcare Law 3
HCA 350 Principles of Public Health & Epidemiology 3
HCA 351 Strategic Planning & Marketing for HSOs 3
HCA 412 Compliance, Quality & Outcomes Analysis in HSOs 3
HMIS 310 Management Information Systems in Healthcare 3
HMIS 420 Informatics Analysis and Utilization in HSOs 3
MGMT 102 Human Resources Management 3
MGMT 304 Management & Organizational Theory in HSOs 3
MGMT 407 Financial Management of HSOs 3
MGMT 408 Program Planning & Evaluation in HSOs 3
MGMT 410 Leadership and Strategy: Advanced Seminar 3
PHIL 301 Healthcare Ethics 3

Additional Requirements (18 credits)

Course Title Credits
MGMT 411 Internship 3
Free Electives 15