Build the knowledge, skills and confidence necessary for healthcare management professionals in today's modern healthcare environments.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the healthcare industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring healthcare managers to help ensure smooth business operations. Employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2008 to 2018*.
Ultimate Medical Academy's (UMA) Associate of Science in Healthcare Management degree program has been designed to prepare you with relevant knowledge and skills to pursue entry-level positions, with potential for growth into a management role, in healthcare facilities, physician practices or positions within other healthcare organizations such as home health care services or nursing care facilities.
Upon graduation, students will be prepared to sit for the Certified Medical Manager-Academic (CMM-A) examination given by the Professional Association of Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM).
What You Can Learn
The UMA Associate of Science in Healthcare Management program offers a career-focused curriculum that combines general education courses with specialized training that can teach you how to:
Demonstrate specific knowledge and skills in the areas of management, decision-making, communication, planning and organizing.
Receive training to use practice management software utilized in the field.
Ensure the right information and procedures are selected so physician office practices are in compliance with federal regulations.
Apply basic accounting and financial principles within healthcare organizations.
Apply life and career skills for success.
This UMA Associate degree program can be completed in as few as 18 months depending upon selected concentration. Coursework focuses on preparing you with industry-relevant skills necessary to pursue job opportunities in the area of healthcare management. For example:
In Medical Practice Management Systems, students are introduced to medical billing systems and their use of office transactions including patient registration, charge entry, payment posting, billing routines and report generation.
In Introduction to Leadership and Management, students explore various leadership and management styles and how they can affect a medical office. Topics covered include decision-making, communication, planning and organizing.
Courses at UMA are taught by instructors with industry-relevant experience sought by today's healthcare employers. They are committed to helping you prepare for a rewarding career in healthcare management.
How You Can Prepare
Successful completion of your AS in Healthcare Management will include UMA's Think, Build, Live Success™ (TBLS) training, life skills and self-empowerment curriculum built into all of our programs of study, because today's employers are seeking well-rounded individuals with interpersonal and organization skills to match their technical knowledge and expertise. TBLS also focuses on the job search process and includes techniques for conducting a targeted job search, including contacting prospective employers and tracking job leads.
Associate Yourself with Success.
According to the Medical Group Management Association, those with Associate degrees who have some experience may qualify for positions which include Office Manager, Assistant Administrator, Billing Supervisor or other positions in hospitals, clinics, private practices and other healthcare facilities.
Advancing your education can be an excellent way to achieve personal, professional and academic satisfaction. It's also a great way for motivated individuals to keep their knowledge and skills current with the tools, technologies, theories and practices of today's ever-evolving healthcare industry.
To learn more about UMA, our career-focused programs or how to apply for admission, please contact us today.
The amount quoted does not factor in individual circumstances such a transfer credits, repeated courses and/or price changes. One set of books is included in tuition but students are charged for any book replacements. UMA does not offer on-campus room and board.
WHAT IS THE REPORTED GRADUATION TIME FOR THIS PROGRAM, ASSUMING CONTINUOUS, FULL-TIME ENROLLMENT?
The normal time for this program is 73 weeks. The graduation rate is unavailable because the UMA Online campus had no graduates in this program during the cohort year.
The graduation rate is calculated based on the cumulative results of UMA students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012. The actual length of the program will vary from normal time based on individual circumstances such as choosing to attend part time, failing or retaking a course or courses, changing programs, or choosing to take a greater than full-time course load. Since normal time includes weeks when students may not be attending classes, it also differs from the amount of instructional time, as further specified in the UMA catalog. The graduation rate is calculated using the formula provided by the U.S. Department of Education.
WHAT IS THE JOB PLACEMENT RATE FOR STUDENTS COMPLETING THE PROGRAM?
The placement rate is unavailable because the UMA Online campus had no graduates in this program during the cohort year.
This is the placement rate for students graduating from the program during the 2011-2012 Award Year who were reported as placed to UMA’s accrediting agency, ABHES. The rate was calculated using ABHES methodology. Placements may or may not be in the standard occupations published in these disclosures.
WHAT FINANCING OPTIONS ARE AVAILABLE TO PAY FOR THIS PROGRAM?
In addition to any grant and scholarship aid for which they are eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for program graduates is as follows:
The median loan debt for Federal loans is calculated based on students who graduated between July 1, 2011 and June 30, 2012, using the formula provided by the U.S Department of Education. An individual's loan debt will vary based on individual factors such as a student's decision to pay for the program from sources other than student loans or to borrow more than is needed to pay the direct costs of education, transfer credits, course failures, and program changes. Private educational loan data are based only on information reported to UMA.
* The student debt information is unavailable because the UMA Online campus had no graduates in this program during the cohort year.
To assist potential students in making an informed decision to attend UMA, and in accordance with U.S. Department of Education requirements, Ultimate Medical Academy publishes certain information for programs that prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation. The information contained in this document does not constitute a promise or guarantee of future performance. UMA reserves the right to adjust tuition and fees, modify programs of study and revise information at any time, in accordance with applicable statutes, regulations, standards and guidance. Numerous factors affect a student’s ability to graduate and secure employment. UMA cannot and does not guarantee or estimate the likelihood of on-time completion, graduation or employment for any student.
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Ultimate Medical Academy is accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools and awards healthcare diploma programs such as medical billing and coding, medical assisting, medical administrative assistant, nursing assistant and dental assistant with expanded functions. Ultimate Medical Academy campus locations are in Tampa and Clearwater, Florida.