Healthcare Leadership (UofM Global Online)


The fully online concentration in healthcare leadership (HCL) provides a comprehensive exposure to the field of administration and leadership with coursework in areas such as the healthcare environment, professionalism, leadership, business skills and communication. The need for qualified healthcare administrators with leadership acumen and ethical fitness is significant, as these individuals are in great demand within the dynamic and complex healthcare landscape. Undergraduate students enrolled in the HCL program have multiple internship opportunities. Upon graduation, students wishing to pursue more advanced coursework in related areas ( e.g., healthcare administration, public health, health promotion) can do so.

Notable Advantages of the healthcare leadership Program:


Health Sciences


Students graduating with a BS degree with a concentration in healthcare leadership are well prepared to attend graduate school within the following areas:

  • Master of Science in Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Promotion
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Business Administration
  • Master in Healthcare Administration

Note: You should seek the guidance of the academic services coordinator, the pre-health professional advisor, faculty mentors, and/or the school of interest with regards to needed prerequisite courses for graduate school admission.

Students are also well prepared to begin employment within the following areas:

  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Long-term healthcare settings
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Medical group practices
  • Community health settings
  • Local and federal government health agencies
  • Pharmaceutical firms
  • Insurance companies
  • Hospitals
Internship and Employment of SHS Alumni


Student Testimonials

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communication, informatics and the environment itself. The online class environment enabled me to create my own schedule and exercise great time management. The faculty is one of the best parts as I have adored each and every professor I have crossed paths with. The Healthcare Leadership program is what now has led me to landing my first internship with Methodist Healthcare and I am eager to see just where the knowledge I've gained takes me." - Camryn Palmer, B.S.

"I came into college not really knowing what I wanted to do, just that I wanted something healthcare related. I really love the Healthcare Leadership program because I still have so many different career options after graduation. Having my classes online gives me the freedom and flexibility I need, while still getting a great education. My professors are easily accessible and always very helpful. I have no doubt that healthcare leadership was the right program for me." - Alyssa Bolin, B.S.

*Why AUPHA Certification Matters

You can be assured that you’ll receive a top-notch education that is relevant in today’s healthcare industry when you study healthcare leadership at the UofM College of Health Sciences. Our program has been awarded certification and membership into the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

This membership is for programs with focuses in healthcare management that are of the highest standards.  Their goal is to create a consistent standard for the best healthcare management education. This standard is attractive to employers as they are confident in the quality and competence of AUPHA certified programs, and therefore, excellent for your career prospects.

This elite group of AUPHA members includes health management programs in the U.S. and around the world who share a commitment to excellence in health management education. We are proud to be the only AUPHA certified program in Tennessee, Mississippi or Arkansas and one of only fourteen in the entire Southeast United States.

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