BAAS in Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare Leadership Track Overview

Our online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Healthcare Leadership delivers the knowledge and skills required to excel as a leader in the healthcare industry. As you complete your degree, you’ll learn strategies for complex problem solving, project management and forecasting, and overcoming common budget, time, and resource constraints in the workplace.

Our program is flexible, cost-effective, and can be completed at your own pace. Designed for working professionals with an associate degree in applied science who are looking to advance to a leadership role in a healthcare setting, this program will strengthen your ability to satisfy the needs of employees and patients and improve your financial and quantitative decision-making abilities. This program is appropriate for AAS-degree holders in nursing, emergency medical services, radiology and other healthcare-related fields.

Careers for BAAS in Healthcare Leadership Graduates

An online Bachelor of Applied Arts and Sciences in Healthcare Leadership from UT Permian Basin can provide you with the training needed to excel in a variety of careers within the healthcare industry, including:

BAAS Professional Core

18 Credit Hours. Select PSYC 3311 or PSYC 4306, PSYC 3301 or ITEC 3301, COMM 2333 or COMM 4360. All other listed courses are required.

Courses
Duration
Credits
MNGT 3310 - Principles of Management
8 weeks
3
Fundamental concepts of management including principles of administration, modern organization theory, goal-setting, leadership, and decision-making. This is a study of the impact of societal influences and ethical consideration on business decision-making. Special attention is given to business stakeholder relationships and the role of the organization in the community.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PSYC 3311 - Social Psychology
8 weeks
3
Interrelationships between individuals and their social environment, considering social influences upon motivation, perception, behavior and development, and change of attitudes and opinion.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024 Summer B 2025 Summer B 2026 Summer B 2027
PSYC 4306 - Industrial and Organizational Psychology
8 weeks
3
Applications of psychological principles to industrial problems such as personnel selection and appraisal, employee motivation and satisfaction, and the influence of organizations on behavior.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2024 Summer A 2025 Fall A 2025 Summer A 2026 Fall A 2026 Summer A 2027 Fall A 2027
HSHP 4310 - Social Determinants of Health
8 weeks
3
Analyze and evaluate the relationship between the domains of social determinants of health and health disparities, inequalities, health-related outcomes and patient satisfaction. Propose strategies and foster relationships through intentional collaborations across professions to enhance access to healthcare and information and quality of life by impacting social determinants of health.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 3301 - Introductory Statistics
16 weeks
3
Measures of central tendency, variability, correlation, and hypotheses testing, with emphasis on the application of statistical methods to research in the behavioral sciences and education.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Whole Fall 2027
ITEC 3301 - Quantitative Decision Tools
8 weeks
3
Introduction to financial and quantitative decision-making. Accounting terminology and selection, budgeting, earned-value management, and variance analysis. Basic concepts and statistical process control, including quality management tools and risk analysis.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
COMM 2333 - Small Group Communication
8 weeks
3
Introduces students to communication processes in the small group context. Emphasis on leadership, effective participation, and problem solving.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
COMM 4360 - Intercultural Communication
8 weeks
3
An examination of the theory and practice of interactions among and between various cultural and sub-cultural groups. Emphasis will be placed on how the various cultural assumptions affect human symbolic interaction and relationship-building at the interpersonal and cultural levels.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
UNIV 3334 - Professional Ethics
8 weeks
3
There is no course description available at this time.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
AAS Lower-Level Block

30-33 Credit Hours. A block of 30 to 33 semester credit hours of approved coursework from the technical field.

Courses
Duration
Credits
There are no AAS Lower-Level Block courses available.
Thematic Concentration

15 Credit Hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
MNGT 3334 - Healthcare Management Information Systems
8 weeks
3
A survey of the management information systems used in the healthcare industry and the role of information systems in the efficiency operation of healthcare services. The course will also highlight current regulatory and social issues patient information and the use of information technology in healthcare.
Prerequisites: ACCT 3333 - Information System Fundamentals
Semesters Offered:
FINA 4333 - Healthcare Finance
8 weeks
3
This course offers an introduction to accounting, financial theory and practice in health care settings. It is designed to familiarize students with important financial concepts and issues confronting managers in the health sector.
Prerequisites: FINA 3320 - Principles of Finance
Semesters Offered: N/A
MNGT 4331 - Healthcare Management
8 weeks
3
This course engages students in an overview of the management concepts and issues related to the effective/efficient delivery of services in healthcare organizations (HCOs). Students will be introduced to a wide range of managerial, policy, and other issues that they are likely to encounter in healthcare management. The course prerequisite is not applicable to Master of Public Administration students.
Prerequisites: MNGT 3310 - Principles of Management
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2025 Spring A 2026
MNGT 4337 - Quality Improvement in Health Care
8 weeks
3
There is no course description available at this time.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
MRKT 4335 - Healthcare Marketing
8 weeks
3
This course provides an overview of the role of marketing in the healthcare industry. It will examine the methods for designing healthcare systems responsive to patient needs and the promoting and pricing of healthcare services. Issues relating to ethic and social responsibility in the marketing of healthcare services will be studied.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024
BAAS Directed Electives for Healthcare Leadership

12-15 Credit Hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
BLAW 4336 - Healthcare Law
8 weeks
3
A survey of the major laws and regulations impacting health services organizations.
Prerequisites: PLSC 2305 - American National Politics PLSC 2306 - State and Local Politics
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024
ACCT 4334 - Accounting for Healthcare
8 weeks
3
A survey of both financial and managerial accounting principles in the healthcare industry. The course will cover topics such as healthcare insurance billings and reimbursement methodologies as well as organizational costing and financial analysis
Prerequisites: ACCT 2301 - Principles of Financial Accounting
Semesters Offered: N/A
SPAN 3332 - Spanish for Healthcare Professionals
8 weeks
3
This course is designed to allow students to comprehend and convey information relevant to first responders in Fire, EMS, Police, and other first-response organizations. Emphasis is placed on vocabulary, listening skills, and communication strategies when dealing with Spanish speaking populations.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2024 Whole Fall 2025
ITEC 3305 - Occupational Health and Safety Concepts
8 weeks
3
This course is a study of the problems involved in developing an integrative safety, health, and environmental program for an industrial or commercial establishment. It involves safety, health, and environmental education, safe worker practices, recognition and elimination of health hazards, machinery guards, in plant traffic, material handling, and emergency treatment for industrial accidents.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
KINE 1301 - Concepts in Fitness and Health
8 weeks
3
Offers an introduction to the basics of personal health, fitness, and major contemporary health issues.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
KINE 2306 - First Aid
8 weeks
3
Offers instruction in the knowledge and skills necessary, in an emergency situation, to help sustain life, reduce pain, and minimize the consequences of injury or sudden illness until professional medical help arrives. Opportunity for American Red Cross First Aid and CPR certifications.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
KINE 3330 - Physical Activity for the Disabled
8 weeks
3
Introduction to various disabling conditions with particular emphasis on their impact upon an individual's ability to perform sports and other physical activities. The nature of appropriate physical activity programs for disabled individuals is explored.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
8 weeks
3
Foundation for the understanding of basic psychological principles affecting human behavior
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2024 Summer B 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Fall A 2024 Fall B 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Spring A 2025 Spring B 2025 Summer A 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Summer B 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Fall A 2025 Fall B 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Spring A 2026 Spring B 2026 Summer A 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Summer B 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Fall A 2026 Fall B 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Spring A 2027 Spring B 2027 Summer A 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Summer B 2027 Whole Fall 2027 Fall A 2027 Fall B 2027 Spring A 2028 Fall B 2028
PSYC 3301 - Introductory Statistics
16 weeks
3
Measures of central tendency, variability, correlation, and hypotheses testing, with emphasis on the application of statistical methods to research in the behavioral sciences and education.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Whole Fall 2027
PSYC 3345 - Child Abuse and Neglect
16 weeks
3
The overall objective of this course is help students develop an understanding of the various forms of child abuse, identify the underlying causes of this multifaceted problem, and to appropriately identify the types of services that will benefit maltreated children and their families. The nature and impact of child maltreatment, the ways in which society prevents or responds to it, and the system of response to child maltreatment are addressed. The course will also cover the importance of promoting social and economic justice for children and ways to empower children and their parents through the helping process.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Summer 2026 Whole Fall 2026 Whole Spring 2027 Whole Summer 2027 Whole Fall 2027
PSYC 3321 - Introduction to Psychopathology
8 weeks
3
Variables involved in the development, maintenance, and treatment of a variety of behavior disorders.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024 Fall A 2024 Spring A 2025 Summer B 2025 Fall A 2025 Spring A 2026 Summer B 2026 Fall A 2026 Spring A 2027 Summer B 2027 Fall A 2027
COMM 4351 - Health Communication
8 weeks
3
Surveys, theory, research, and current issues in the field of health communication. Topics of discussion include communication between patients and providers, cultural and rhetorical concepts of illness and health; media messages and health campaigns; and communication in healthcare organizations.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
SOCI 4362 - Sociology of Health and Illness
8 weeks
3
Social and cultural factors associated with the definition, occurrence, and experience of health and illness. An examination of the social determinants that affect the etiology and distribution of illness and the social organization of the medical profession and the hospital.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Summer B 2024
PSYC 4307 - Health Psychology
16 weeks
3
Examination of the role of behavioral science knowledge and techniques in understanding, assessing, testing and preventing medical-psychological and social problems.
Prerequisites: PSYC 1301 - Introduction to Psychology
Semesters Offered: Whole Spring 2025 Whole Spring 2026 Whole Spring 2027
NURS 3302 - Transcultural Nursing
8 weeks
3
Knowledge of the basic nursing practices and specialized medical and nursing terminology needed to communicate effectively concerning health status and health/illness management of Spanish-speaking patients and families. Evaluate nursing decisions and nursing actions needed to perform patient history, patient teaching, medication administration, discharge planning, and explanation of procedures and therapy congruent with the needs of Spanish speaking patients. Identify when to use a medical interpreter.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PUBH 3330 - Essentials of Health Policy and Law
8 weeks
3
This course focuses on the policies and laws the affect individuals and communities and how U.S. policy and legal systems work to support our health and well being. This is a survey course in U.S. health policy and law. It begins by describing the basic machinery of policy making and legal process that underpin the individual health care and public health systems and then turns to an exploration of many of the fundamental problems and contemporary issues in health policy and law.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:
PUBH 4310 - Essentials of Environmental Health
8 weeks
3
This course focus on key areas of environmental health and crucial role of the environment in the health of the planet and all living creatures. Areas of learning will include environmental disease (microbial agents, ionizing and non-ionizing radiation), and applications and domains of environmental health (water and air quality, food safety, waste disposal, and occupational health).
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered:

Transfer Admission Requirements

  • Associate of Applied Science degree or a minimum of 24 credit hours from a regionally accredited college or university
  • Cumulative 2.0 GPA or better in previous college coursework
  • Official transcripts from all colleges or universities attended

Use our transfer calculator to find out how your classes will transfer to UT Permian Basin and which classes will count toward your degree.

Official Transcripts

Official copies of transcripts must come directly from the school in a sealed envelope and should be mailed to:

UT Permian Basin
Office of Admissions
4901 E. University Blvd.
Odessa, TX 79762

Official transcripts in electronic format can be sent to admissions@utpb.edu.

Application Fee

The application fee is $40 and must be paid when you submit your online application.

You may request an application fee waiver if the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) listed on your Student Aid Report is zero.

Assistant Professor of Management
College of Business
huerta_j@utpb.edu

Jose Huerta, PhD, is an assistant professor of management within the College of Business at The University of Texas Permian Basin, where he started in 2022. Dr. Huerta earned his Bachelor of Science in Management from Park University School of Business (AACSB); his Master of Science in Management from Troy University, Sorrell College of Business (AACSB); and his PhD in information science – data science with a health informatics emphasis from the University of North Texas. He has published articles in journals including the International Journal of Healthcare Technology and Management and the International Journal of Big Data and Analytics in Healthcare, and he has presented at the Decision Sciences Institute Annual Conference. Dr. Huerta’s research interests include health informatics, health management, data science, and business/data analytics.

SemesterApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Summer5/20/245/27/245/31/246/3/248/9/24
Summer A4/29/245/6/245/10/245/13/246/28/24
Summer B6/17/246/24/246/28/247/1/248/16/24
LengthApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Fall8/12/248/19/248/23/24 8/26/2412/13/24
Fall A8/12/248/19/248/23/248/26/2410/18/24
Fall B10/7/2410/14/2410/18/2410/21/2412/13/24
LengthApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Spring12/30/241/6/251/10/251/13/255/9/25
Spring A12/30/241/6/251/10/251/13/253/7/25
Spring B3/3/253/10/253/14/253/17/255/9/25
SemesterApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Summer5/19/255/26/255/30/256/2/258/8/25
Summer A4/28/255/5/255/9/255/12/256/27/25
Summer B6/16/256/23/256/30/256/30/258/15/25
LengthApplication DeadlineDocument DeadlinePayment DeadlineCourses BeginCourses End
Whole Fall8/11/258/18/258/22/258/25/2512/12/25
Fall A8/11/258/18/258/22/258/25/2510/17/25
Fall B10/6/2510/13/2510/17/2510/20/2512/12/25

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