Online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Coordination
Recent changes in public policy and health care legislation place major emphasis on preventive care and maintaining healthy lifestyles, making roles related to the coordination of care even more important. Arizona State University’s Bachelor of Science in health care coordination empowers you to make choices that lead to improved health outcomes for individual patients. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to provide health care coordination, health advocacy and health education services to individuals and families.
Next start date: 03/14/2022
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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Why earn a health services coordination degree?
A health services coordination degree gives you the foundation you need to connect clients with the best care possible and help them progress through the system. This program is centered around three key components:
- Patient advocacy and education.
- Resources available from community and public health services.
- The role of health policy and financing in modern health care.
You’ll also have the opportunity to earn this bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in as little as five years with our unique 4+1 option. Eligible students will get to choose between earning their Master of Healthcare Innovation or Master of Science in Aging. To take advantage of this unique opportunity, you must apply during your junior year. Please keep in mind each program has unique requirements to be eligible. Speak with your advisor for additional information.
What does a health care coordinator do?
A health care coordinator engages in a variety of assistive and supportive tasks, including coordinating with other professionals to ensure the treatment plan is followed correctly, helping patients understand treatment options, scheduling appointments and sharing information.
Health care coordinators also identify and avoid or correct potential issues in the provision of care. They interface with other professionals in the field to achieve this goal, prioritizing the need to be creative, innovative and collaborative to secure the best outcomes for their clients with limited resources.
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Health services coordination degree courses
As a student, you can expect to study a diverse range of topics. The curriculum includes biology and life science courses to build foundational knowledge. You’ll also study policy, research, innovation, technology, health disparity, financial aspects of health care and leadership. Featured courses for the health services coordination degree include:
What can I do with a health care coordination degree?
Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to work on interdisciplinary teams and move into a health care coordinator role. You may also apply for related positions, such as community health worker, patient advocate, health care program manager and scheduling coordinator. Positions may be available in a variety of patient care settings. Career paths include but are not limited to:
Health services coordination degree admission requirements
You are considered a freshman for application purposes if you have not attended college at all, or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours (with a minimum 2.50 cumulative GPA).
A future-focused education for providers and administrators
ASU’s Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation provides a first-class education to students across a wide range of health disciplines. The college distinguishes itself through high-quality instructors and challenging courses and programs.
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