The Bachelor of Applied Science (BAS) in Supervision and Management Program provides an individual who has an associate degree (or the equivalent) the opportunity to further his or her education and advance in a chosen profession. The student builds upon the foundational skills attained through the associate degree program by completing upper-division coursework in management and leadership practices. Upper-level coursework in the BAS Program provides in a concentrated area of study for developing a theoretical and practical understanding of organizational management.
The Healthcare Administration Concentration of the Bachelor of Applied Science in Supervision and Management degree program prepares the student to enter the workforce as a medical or health services manager. In these professions, an individual is responsible for planning, directing, coordinating, and supervising the delivery of healthcare. As a healthcare administrator, the graduate may serve as a specialist managing specific clinical departments or a generalist managing a facility or system. This specialized managerial work involves a complex array of factors impacting today’s healthcare environment including technology, regulations, accreditation, innovation in treatment and delivery, system finance aspects, and insurance reimbursement.
Admission to this program requires an Associate in Science (AS) or Associate in Arts (AA) degree (or the equivalent) from a regionally accredited school or college, and at least a 2.0 grade point average on a 4.0-point scale. The student must meet the requirements for college-level mathematics, reading, and writing. Any deficiencies must be satisfied prior to admission to the baccalaureate program. A student with an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is qualified for admission to the baccalaureate program once he or she has met the above-mentioned requirements. Any deficiencies in General Education requirements must be satisfied prior to graduation with a baccalaureate degree. If the student’s associate degree is from a non-regionally accredited institution, but is nationally accredited, the degree qualifies for admission, but a course-by-course evaluation is done according to Polk State College’s transfer practices and policies.
A student selecting the Healthcare Administration Concentration must have either an AS degree in a health science discipline, or must have completed the following courses:
Program Learning Outcomes (PLOs):
Upon successful completion of the program, the graduate is able to:
Required Program Core
PLO 1: Formulate leadership expertise and manage teams and individuals.
PLO 2: Contrast the ethical and legal dimensions of an organization and apply ethical standards and social responsibility to organizational decision making.
PLO 3: Analyze financial and economic data to support organizational decision making.
PLO 4: Integrate management theories and resource management practices to successfully manage within an organizational unit.
PLO 5: Collect data and analyze information in order to formulate analytically sound decisions for the planning and utilization of resources.
PLO 6: Analyze and integrate the strategic decision-making and operational-planning process for effectual policy making within an organization.
PLO 7: Communicate effectively through multiple channels and media within internal and external environments.
Healthcare Administration Concentration
PLO 1: Analyze the nature and causes of major healthcare problems, drawing on a broad informational base of healthcare and health issues.
PLO 2: Evaluate the structure of healthcare delivery systems and the related information technology, finance, and risk management issues.
PLO 3: Interpret the legal, regulatory, and ethical issues in healthcare administration.
PLO 4: Integrate information from multidisciplinary functional areas to critically analyze and strategize solutions to various healthcare issues.