Central Penn College - Healthcare Management Bachelor's Degree Program

Central Penn College


Bachelor's Degree

Healthcare Management

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management degree program will prepare students to meet the demands of an ever-changing healthcare system. Students will develop and enhance leadership skills, learn to understand and apply business concepts to the healthcare industry and apply critical thinking skills in order to make informed business decisions.

The program will prepare students for careers in management, administrative or educational positions within the industry. They will also be prepared to pursue higher academic goals through acceptance into a master’s degree program.

This program is designed to prepare our graduates to be able to:

  • Demonstrate effective communication skills, both written and oral, in a manner reflective of business and healthcare professionals.
  • Understand and apply business concepts to business models in general and how these models and concepts can be used to respond to the clinical, organizational and fiscal demands facing the ever changing healthcare industry.
  • Understand business and healthcare organizations as complex systems and the implications of workplace diversity, organizational change and corporate culture.
  • Identify appropriate resources and apply analytical reasoning/critical thinking skills in order to make informed business decisions.
  • Understand the role of effective leadership in driving organizational performance and change.
  • Obtain career and/or academic advancement into a management, administrative or educational position or acceptance into a graduate degree program. 

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Admissions Criteria:

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Management program has specific admission qualifications.

Persons seeking admission to the major must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must have a 2.2 GPA or higher at their last college attended.
  • Submit two professional reference letters.
  • Earned an associate’s degree in a health related field.*

*Interested students are encouraged to talk with an admissions counselor.

Capstone Experience

A capstone in professional studies including applied/action research is required to complete the program. Students must design, execute and present a professional project. This project synthesizes and applies selected knowledge, skills and experiences appropriate to the student’s personal and professional goals and/or his/her chosen area of concentration.

Middle States Accreditation

ACCREDITATION: Central Penn College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267.284.5000; web: www.msche.org). The Middle States Commission on Higher Education is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation. Status: Member since January 1977. Approved Degree Levels: Postsecondary Award/Cert/Diploma, Associate’s, Bachelor’s, Master’s.

APPROVED BY: the Secretary of Education and the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to award the Master’s of Professional Studies degree, the Bachelor's of Science degree, the Associate’s in Science degree, and the Associate in Applied Science degree.

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Preparing students to fill healthcare workforce shortages

The predicted mass retirement of the Baby Boomers along with the current shortage of healthcare practitioners, and the resulting inadequacy in meeting the health care needs of the current population drove the college to expand their offerings in the health sciences in order to meet these demands.

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