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Health Services Management Specialty

Brazosport College's Bachelor of Applied Technology in Health Services Management (HSM) degree program prepares graduates for entry to mid-level management positions in a health care or medical facility. It's a perfect degree opportunity for employees with not only work experience in a health care setting, but also have strong business and management skills. As one of only three schools on the Texas Gulf Coast offering this degree, Brazosport College is an affordable option and is located within the greater Houston area.

​Lower Division Academic Requirements (44 hours)

Completion of the General Education Curriculum (42 hours).

Two science labs corresponding to Core science courses (2 hours).

Students are required to complete thirty-one (31) semester credit hours of technical speciality courseword from an approved Associate (A.A., A.S., or A.A.S.) degree in a Health profession, Business or Management area. Nineteen of the thirty-one semester credit hours must include the five courses listed below.


Course         Title                                                                               Credit Hours

BCIS 1405   Business Computer Applications                                        4

ACCT2401   Principles of Accounting                                                      4

HITT 1305   Medical Terminology I                          3

HITT 1441   Coding and Classification Systems         4

HITT 2435   Coding and Reimbursement Methodologies                   4


Upper Level Required Courses (45 hours)

An additional 45 major credits are required to complete the BAT degree.

Course          Title                                                                              Credits Hours
MHSM 3302  U.S. Health Care Delivery                                                   3
MHSM 3303  Statistics for Health Care Managers                                 3
MHSM 3304  Communication for Health Care Professionals               3
MHSM 3310  Legal Issues in Health Care                                                 3
MHSM 3335  Financial Management for Health Care Managers        3
MHSM 3411  Health Care Information Technology                               4
TMGT  3305  Management & Organizational Behavior                        3
MHSM 4304  Risk Management for Health Professionals                    4
MHSM 4310  Human Resources in Health Care Management            3
MHSM 4348  Ethics for Health Care Professionals                                 3
MHSM 4351  Public and Community Health Management                  3
MHSM 4551  Health Care Management Residency                               5
TMGT Electives*                                                                                           6
*Choose two courses from the following:
TMGT 3307 Operations Management
TMGT 4304 Decision Analysis and Risk Management
TMGT 3354 Leadership
In addition to the 120-semester credit hour requirements described
above, there is also a Spanish proficiency requirement that can be
satisfied by having completed one year of high school Spanish, SPAN
1300, SPAN 1411, or by passing a Spanish proficiency exam
FIRST SEMESTER                                                                                            HOURS
MHSM 3302                                                                                                          3
TMGT  3305                                                                                                          3
MHSM 3303                                                                                                          3
SECOND SEMESTER                                                                                       HOURS
MHSM 3335                                                                                                          3
MHSM 3304                                                                                                          3
MHSM 3310                                                                                                          3
TMGT Elect                                                                                                            3
FIRST SEMESTER                                                                                            HOURS
TMGT Elect                                                                                                           3
MHSM 3411                                                                                                         4
TMGT 4304                                                                                                           3
SECOND SEMESTER                                                                                       HOURS
MHSM 4348                                                                                                          3
MHSM 4351                                                                                                          3
MHSM 4551                                                                                                          5

Successful graduates of this program will have expertise in a variety of health care service fields, including information systems, health care finance and reimbursement, rist management, legal issues, and medical staff administration. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average median wage for Health Services Management professionals in Texas is $43.30 an hour. Start  your career in health services management today with a bachelor degree from BC. 


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