Online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Coordination
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. With recent changes in public policy and health care legislation placing major emphasis on preventive care and maintaining healthy lifestyles, roles related to the coordination of care are more important than ever. Upon graduation, you’ll be prepared to provide health care coordination, health advocacy and health education services to individuals and families.
Next start date: 03/11/2024
Total classes: 40
Weeks per class: 7.5
Total credit hours: 120
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What you’ll learn in this health care coordination program
Studying health services coordination provides you with 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.
A health services coordinator is an advocate for patients, but not a health care provider. This program will teach you how to help clients successfully move through the health care system. While this degree doesn’t lead to licensure, it does prepare you for a rewarding career as an advocate in health care.
Additionally, this bachelor’s degree can be completed as part of an Accelerated Master’s program. When accepted, you can earn a master’s degree in as little as one year after completing your undergraduate degree. This opportunity saves you time and money, while giving you advanced knowledge in your field. Applicable master’s degrees include:
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 coordination degree courses
Courses in this program cover a diverse range of topics. You’ll not only study biology and life science courses to build foundational knowledge, but also policy, research, innovation, technology, health disparity, financial aspects of health care and leadership.
BIO 202: Human Anatomy and Physiology II (SG)
MIC 205: Microbiology (SG)
MIC 206: Microbiology Laboratory (SG)
BIO 201: Human Anatomy and Physiology I (SG)
CHM 101: Introductory Chemistry (SQ)
STP 226: Elements of Statistics (CS)
SOC 390: Social Statistics I (CS)
SWU 321: Statistics for Social Workers (CS)
The health care coordination jobs you’ll be prepared for
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 in a variety of patient care settings, such as community health worker, patient advocate, health care program manager and scheduling coordinator. Potential career paths include, but aren’t limited to:
How to apply
You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.
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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