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.

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Next start date: 06/30/2021


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.

Does a health care coordinator provide patient care?

 

A health care coordinator is an advocate for patients, but not a health care provider. This position is centered around helping clients successfully move through the health care system. While this degree does not lead to licensure, it prepares you for a rewarding career as an advocate in health care.

How does this bachelor’s program differ from ASU’s programs in integrative health and community health?

 

While our bachelor’s programs in health care coordination, integrative health and community health all revolve around health care, they differ in big ways.

  • Health care coordination: This program is centered around patient advocacy. Navigating the world of health care can be complicated and as a health care coordinator, you can make your patient’s path clear.
  • Integrative health: This program incorporates a scientific approach to health with associated wellness practices. Not only will you learn to treat someone physically, but also mentally and spiritually.
  • Community health: This program focuses on improving the well-being of a community rather than an individual patient. You’ll learn to address health concerns and equip communities with the knowledge they need to stay safe and healthy.

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:


NTR 241: Human Nutrition


HCI 311: Health Innovation: Foundational Concepts


HCI 428: Technology: A Tool to Advance Innovation in Health Care


HCR 221: Foundational Concepts for Health Care Coordination


HCR 240: Human Pathophysiology


HCR 301: Research Methods for the Health Care Professional


HCR 302: Social Determinants of Health


HCR 303: Assessing Needs, Assets and Capacity for Health Education


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:

Advocate


Growth: 16.4 %
Salary: $33,120

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)


Growth: 14.5 %
Salary: $53,940

Community Health Worker


Growth: 18.1 %
Salary: $38,370

Community Specialist


Growth: 13.2 %
Salary: $41,570

Health Care Support Worker (General)


Growth: 11.7 %
Salary: $37,220

Health Technician (General)


Growth: 19.7 %
Salary: $41,800

Healthcare Professor


Growth: 25.9 %
Salary: $97,870

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 20.5 %
Salary: $98,350

Patient Advocate


Growth: 19.7 %
Salary: $41,800

Faculty with a deep understanding of the health care industry

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Faculty with a deep understanding of the health care industry

The Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation is the home to world-renowned faculty members.

  • Countless national faculty nursing awards. 
  • Fulbright Senior Scholar. 
  • Rosalynn Carter National Leadership Award in Caregiving. 
  • Ruth B. Freeman Award from the American Public Health Association.

Health services coordination degree admission requirements

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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).

1. Review competency requirements

2. Review other admission requirements

3. Complete online application

4. File your FAFSA

5. Request ACT or SAT scores

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain admission to ASU through Earned Admission. Through this pathway, you can demonstrate your ability to succeed at ASU by completing online courses with a 2.75 GPA or higher.

To begin, submit an application to ASU. An enrollment coach will reach out with more information if the Earned Admission Pathway is right for you.

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.

10+


undergraduate, graduate and certificate programs online. 

250+


faculty members.

$13.2


million in research awards.

4,000+


 students.

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