— Improved health outcomes in complex systems
Health care is a team effort. It requires effective collaboration between health care providers, third party organizations and patients, to ensure their health care needs are attended to effectively and with minimal disruption. Our Health Care Coordination graduates are prepared to work with an interdisciplinary team to utilize resources, provide health education and be an advocate for the patient when they need it the most. By learning to assess the complex needs of patients and utilizing all the assets that providers have to offer, you will ensure the best care is delivered to patients effectively and efficiently.
- Patient advocacy and education.
- Resources available from community and public health services.
- The role of health policy and financing in modern health care.
Health care is a team effort. It requires collaboration between health care organizations and patients to ensure needs are addressed with minimal disruption. Learn to assess the complex needs of patients and how to use all the assets that providers have to offer to ensure the best care is delivered.
The BS program in health care coordination prepares students to effectively coordinate resources to optimize individual health outcomes.
Through coursework, students build a thorough understanding of health care systems, community and public health, community resources, health education and health advocacy.
The program emphasizes patient advocacy and education, the resources available from community and public health services, and the role of health policy and financing in modern health care.
Graduates of the program are prepared to work with an interdisciplinary team to utilize resources, provide health education and advocate for the patient when it is needed the most.
This degree program uses the same prerequisites as the nursing major; therefore, students may transition seamlessly to this program and obtain a bachelor's degree in a health-related field.
At A Glance
Health Care Coordination, BS
- Offered by: Edson College of Nursing and Health Innovation
- Location: Downtown, West, Online
- First Required Math Course: MAT 142 - College Mathematics
- Math Intensity: General
A major map outlines a major's critical requirements, courses, and optimal course sequence and aids students in remaining on track to graduation.
While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.
All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:
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Graduates of this program provide health care coordination, health advocacy and health education services to individuals and families. Program graduates may obtain employment as:
- care coordinators
- health advocates
- health care coordinators
- health care navigators
- health educators
- health resource managers
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Social and Human Service Assistants||16.4%||$33,120|
|Community Health Workers||18.1%||$38,370|
|Community and Social Service Specialists, All Other||13.2%||$41,570|
|Healthcare Support Workers, All Other||11.7%||$37,220|
|Health Technologists and Technicians, All Other||19.7%||$41,800|
|Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary||25.9%||$97,870|
|Medical and Health Services Managers||20.5%||$98,350|
|Social and Community Service Managers||18%||$64,100|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).
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Accelerated bachelor's and master's degree programs are designed for high-achieving undergraduate students who want the opportunity to combine undergraduate coursework with graduate coursework to accelerate completion of their master’s degree. These programs, featuring the same high-quality curriculum taught by ASU's world-renowned faculty, allow students to obtain both a bachelor's and a master's degree in as little as five years.
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