Online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management

Finish Your Degree and Advance Your Career

Next-Level Health Care Careers Start Here

The Appalachian region, like the rest of the U.S., faces challenges in patient care, including limited access in rural areas, workforce shortages and opioid-related health issues. App State Online’s Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Care Management is a degree-completion program that prepares you to address top challenges in your local community as a health care administrator. You can work in settings such as:

  • Hospitals 
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Clinics 
  • Insurance companies 
  • Public health departments
  • Government agencies 

Our health care institutions are only as effective as the people running them. You’ll graduate from the BS in Health Care Management program with the skills and competencies to enact meaningful change as an equitable health care leader in areas such as finance, marketing, human resources (HR), data analytics and community health.

To best serve our degree-completing students, we require you to transfer at least 24 credit hours with a minimum 2.25 GPA.

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Get Real Skills for Measurable Impact

Our program puts theory into practice, giving you the in-demand skills today’s health care employers need. During your asynchronous eight-week courses, you’ll study:

  • Health care systems and policies 
  • Health care economics
  • Health care informatics
  • Ethics in health care
  • Health care law and regulation
  • Quality improvement in health care
  • Managing health care organizations
  • Organizational behavior and design in health care
  • Leadership in health care
  • Financial management in health care

Health Care Management Careers

Earning a BS in Health Care Management can prepare you to take on significant leadership roles in various health care settings. Here are some of the paths you could take following graduation:*

Health Care Administrator

Average Annual Salary: $78,486

Compliance Officer

Average Annual Salary: $77,311

Human Resources Manager

Average Annual Salary: $74,093

Health Care Manager

Average Annual Salary: $73,227

Financial Analyst

Average Annual Salary: $66,959

Health Information Manager (HIM)

Average Annual Salary: $64,881
Dr David R Williams
“App State has one of the oldest undergraduate health care management programs in the country… It is well-known and well-respected by academia and practitioners alike.”
Dr. David R. Williams
Professor of Health Care Management

Tuition & Aid

Credit Hours

$400 tuition + $25 education and tech fee per credit hour


120 credits


Financial aid and scholarships available

App State Online is proud to provide top-quality health care management education at an accessible price. U.S. News & World Report ranks Appalachian State University as the No. 2 overall public university in the South and among the top 25% nationwide for online undergraduate programs.

This ensures a sound return on your investment, as we’re nationally recognized for valuable education.

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Multiple eight-week term starts are available with flexible scheduling allowing you to work at the time and pace that makes sense for you.

Expert Faculty

Faculty practitioners who’ve served in health care leadership teach the program, with guidance from an advisory board of experienced health care executives.

Transfer Student
Transfer Friendly

Transfer-friendly policies allow you to save money and time in completing your degree.

Hands On
Experiential Learning

To reinforce career readiness, the program emphasizes hands-on activities, preparing you to enter the health care management field in areas such as finance, marketing, HR, data analytics and community health.

Aupha Certified
AUPHA Certified

Our program has been certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) since 1984 — making it one of the longest-certified programs in the world.

Professional Development

Coaching, mentoring, and regular guest lectures and presentations from health care leaders provide real-world insight.

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Online Learning Made Personal

Online learning at App State is all about connection — connecting with your peers, faculty and career aspirations. You’ll be welcomed into a dynamic community that truly cares about your success.

What You Need for Admission

The minimum requirements for admission are as follows:

  • 24 or more hours of transferable credit.
  • Applicants must have a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.25 in all attempted coursework.
  • Applicants must have earned a C (2.0) or better in coursework in addition to other requirements for it to be considered transferable.

About App State Online

As a premier public institution, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. App State Online degree programs allow you to connect to a top-tier campus, from wherever you are. Get a high-quality education that adapts to — and enriches — your lifestyle. With flexible, interactive bachelor’s and graduate programs accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges and taught by the same faculty who teach on campus, App State Online programs allow you to create your own success and transform your life.

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*General labor market and salary data are sourced from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Salary and employment outcomes vary by geographic area, previous work experience and education. App State does not guarantee employment placement, salary level or career advancement. Additional training and experience may be necessary for leadership positions.