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.

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Quick facts

Next start date:

Next start date: 07/01/2024


Total classes:

Total classes: 40

Weeks per class:

Weeks per class: 7.5

Total credit hours:

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 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. 

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

 

While our online 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.

Will my diploma say ‘online’?

No, Arizona State University’s diplomas don’t specify whether you earn your degree online or in person. All diplomas and transcripts simply say “Arizona State University.” 

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.


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:

Advocate


Growth: 8.6 %
Salary: $38,520

Certified Health Education Specialist (CHES)


Growth: 7.2 %
Salary: $59,990

Community Health Worker


Growth: 14.1 %
Salary: $46,190

Community Specialist


Growth: 6.5 %
Salary: $47,290

Health Care Support Worker (General)


Growth: 5.7 %
Salary: $40,420

Health Technician (General)


Growth: 6.6 %
Salary: $44,990

Healthcare Professor


Growth: 19.1 %
Salary: $100,300

Medical and Health Services Manager


Growth: 28.4 %
Salary: $104,830

Patient Advocate


Growth: 6.6 %
Salary: $44,990

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.

How to apply

I am a future

You’re considered a first-year student for application purposes if you’ve never attended college or have fewer than 12 transferable credit hours.

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Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

Don't meet admission requirements?

You can still gain general admission to most online programs at 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 Earned Admission is right for you.

*Some programs may have higher admission requirements. You must meet all program requirements to be admitted.

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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Tuition calculator

Use our calculator to estimate your full-time or part-time tuition fees for this program prior to any financial aid. Keep in mind that most of our students receive financial aid, which can reduce out-of-pocket costs. Learn more.

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