Are you interested in attending an Allied Health Management Degree program but not sure what you will learn? Allied Health Management programs prepare students for careers as healthcare managers, administrators, and executives in hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, and rehabilitation centers.
What Do You Learn in an Allied Health Management Degree Program?
Curriculum covers a wide range of topics related to allied health, such as:
Health Information Resources
This course teaches topics related to health data management and communications, with an emphasis on information technology. Key concepts include electronic health records (EHR), database management, information privacy, and data security. As future leaders, students learn to evaluate the reliability and efficacy of healthcare software applications and data management systems.
Current Procedural Codes/CPT
Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) is a medical coding course covering the purpose and structure of the CPT coding system and how medical codes are used to collate data and obtain reimbursement. You’ll learn about CPT and HCPCS coding, from regulatory compliance to billing ethics.
Expanding on the CPT course, the diagnostic coding class focuses on assigning codes to symptoms, disorders, services, and supplies for billing, documentation, and statistical purposes. You’ll learn how to select appropriate ICD-10 codes based on current guidelines and medical documentation.
Medical Billing and Insurance
Medical billing and insurance training prepares you to manage the complexities of the healthcare revenue cycle. Concepts include health insurance and reimbursement models, insurance verification and eligibility, billing regulations, cash flow management, and collections.
Medical Office Procedures
This class gives students an overview of how medical offices function, including the leadership structure, workflow, and human resource considerations. You’ll learn about the responsibilities of staff and how each role contributes to the success of an organization, gaining the skills and knowledge needed to effectively manage a medical office or healthcare facility.
Anatomy and Physiology with Medical Terminology
Presented in two parts, this anatomy and physiology course is geared toward students with little clinical experience. Allied health management is a non-clinical role, but a strong grasp of medical terminology and related physiological concepts is critical to coding and making management decisions. Concepts are directly linked to leadership topics.
Accounting for allied health managers covers the fundamental principles of accounting and financial management in the healthcare industry. You’ll learn about revenue and expenses, cost analysis, budgeting models, and financial performance metrics. The goal is to give students a solid foundation in financial management.
This introductory course focuses on basic principles related to managing healthcare organizations from a business perspective. Topics include healthcare organizational structure, financial strategic planning, human resource and labor management, quality improvement strategies, marketing, and communication. You’ll expand on these concepts in future courses.
Introduction to Marketing
Marketing is a broad topic that requires an introduction. Here, you’ll learn how healthcare services are marketed, discussing issues ranging from market analysis to distribution management and pricing strategies.
Microeconomics is the study of how individuals and small groups make financial decisions related to resource allocation. It helps allied health managers understand the use of time, money, and human capital within the healthcare industry. No business has limitless resources, so it’s critical to use them wisely. Topics include consumer behavior, supply chains, pricing strategies, and market dynamics.
Leadership and Organizational Behavior
Leaders aren’t born, they’re trained. This course covers the skills and concepts managers need to transform organizations. Students will explore organizational theory, strategic planning, and management, team dynamics, communication, problem-solving and culture change.
Health Services Organization Management and Marketing
Management and marketing concepts collide in this comprehensive course. Future allied health managers will discuss a broad range of timely topics from a leadership perspective, exploring organizational structure from the top down. Concepts include organizational management, chain of command, healthcare delivery service models, patient advocacy, and policy challenges.
Health Information Systems
This course delves deeper into medical data management, including clinical decision support systems, telehealth, and IT governance, ethics, and policy. Graduates learn the hands-on skills and theory necessary to guide organizations into the next decade.
Healthcare Human Resource Management
Healthcare involves teamwork, so human resource management is a priority. This class gives allied health managers the tools to tackle staffing issues, from recruitment to training. You’ll learn about HR roles and responsibilities, legal and regulatory considerations and employee recruitment, relations, and retention. Other topics include employee compensation and benefits packages, health and safety considerations, staffing analytics, and motivation techniques.
Introduction to Healthcare Financial Management
Expanding on the microeconomics course, financial management training helps allied health managers develop the big-picture money skills they need to make sound fiscal decisions as healthcare leaders. Students take a deeper dive into healthcare reimbursement systems, financial analysis, regulatory compliance, capital budgeting, and investment strategies. Graduates will be well-prepared to take the reins in any management role.
Healthcare Policy and Law
Healthcare is a highly regulated field. Allied health managers need a comprehensive understanding of the legal aspects of healthcare management to effectively guide an organization. This course covers healthcare policy and advocacy, laws and regulations, quality and ethics concerns, licensure and credentialing regulations, liability and risk management, and dispute resolution.
Population and Health
Communities differ by demographics. Many social, economic, and environmental factors influence medical choices. This class equips allied health managers with the skills they need to embrace public health at the organizational level. During this course, you’ll investigate population-based medicine and related topics such as epidemiology, healthcare accessibility, community partnerships, and health promotion strategies.
Allied Health Management Degree Program
Ready to start working toward your allied health management degree? The Bachelor’s Degree program in Allied Health Management offers core courses in allied health plus three elective concentrations including Medical Coding, Clinical Basic X-Ray and Clinical Practice Manager. The program is designed to prepare a student for a career as an administrator in the health services field.
Ready to move from the classroom to a career? Florida Technical College is here to help. Contact us to learn more about completing the allied health management degree program at Florida Technical College.
NUC University (NUC) is an accredited institution and a member of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE) www.msche.org. NUC’s NUC University – IBC Technical Division (NUC-IBC), NUC University – Florida Technical College (NUC-FTC), and The Digital Animation & Visual Effects School (The DAVE School) are included in this accreditation. NUC’s accreditation status is Accreditation Reaffirmed. The Commission’s most recent action on the institution’s accreditation status on 2019 was to reaffirm accreditation. MSCHE is an institutional accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
*These examples are intended to serve only as a general guide of possible employment opportunities. There are many factors that determine the job an individual may obtain and Florida Technical College cannot guarantee its graduates any particular job. Some positions may require a license, degree, experience or other industry certifications. We encourage you to research the requirements for the particular position you desire