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:

  • Project Manager
  • Quality Assurance Manager
  • Operations Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Facility Director
  • Practice Administrator
  • Resident Director
  • Health Service Manager
ITEC General Education

A total of 42 (with transfer) lower-Level credits are required. COMM 1115 can be taken, if applicable. ENGL 2327 & ENGL 2328 can be taken as alternates to ENGL 2322 & ENGL 2323.

Courses
Duration
Credits
ARTS 1301 - Art Appreciation
8 weeks
3
The study of art, its role in society, the creative process, and standards of artistic judgment.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
BIOL 1108 - Biology for Non Science Majors Laboratory
8 weeks
1
The laboratory will provide practical and interactive experiments and demonstrations of concepts covered in BIOL 1308.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
BIOL 1308 - Biology for Non-Science Majors
8 weeks
3
A survey of the fundamental principles that apply to living organisms. These include cell structure and function, genetics, evolution, physiology, biodiversity, and ecology.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
COMM 1115 - Communication Lab
8 weeks
1
Practical activities across the sub-disciplines of the field of communication.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring B 2023 Spring A 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Fall A 2025
COMM 1301 - Introduction to the Study of Communication
8 weeks
3
An introductory course that surveys the history, development, and future directions of the field of communication. Equal emphasis is placed on understanding application of theory to everyday situations and learning introductory approaches to research.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer B 2025
COMM 1315 - Introduction to Public Speaking
8 weeks
3
Introduces students to the theory and practice of public speaking, with an emphasis on invention, arrangement, and delivery of informative and persuasive speeches. Further emphasis is given to the reduction of anxieties associated with public speaking.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024 Fall B 2024 Spring B 2025 Summer B 2025
ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics
8 weeks
3
A description of major economic problems facing modern societies is presented together with how the capitalistic market system addresses these issues. The emphasis is on macroeconomics theory and practice.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2022 Whole Fall 2022 Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
8 weeks
3
Individual consumer and producer choices are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on supply and demand relationships, utility concepts, and cost and revenue curves as they relate to price theory and various forms of competition. Completion of ECON 2301 is recommended, but not required.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring B 2024
ENGL 1301 - Composition I
16 weeks
3
Composition I offers intensive instruction in the writing process (prewriting, drafting, revising, and proofreading), emphasizing the recursive nature of the process and the importance of the relationship among writer, audience, and subject. The course will also explore the connection between writing and critical thinking and the usefulness of writing as a tool for learning in all fields of knowledge. Students enrolling in Composition I will be expected to have a good command of standard written English.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024
ENGL 1302 - Composition II
16 weeks
3
Composition II covers argument, rhetorical analysis and the research paper. In this course students analyze and respond to texts of various kinds through essays and research papers. Students will learn to defend their points of view by using textual evidence and strong rhetoric. Readings and exercises help student learn to write broad-minded, well-informed essays in polished academic prose that moves and educates the reader.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024
ENGL 2322 - British Literature to 1800
16 weeks
3
Chronological survey of major works in British Literature from Anglo-Saxon times, through the Restoration and late 18th century.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025
ENGL 2323 - British Literature Since 1800
16 weeks
3
Chronological survey of major works of British Literature from the late 18th century (about 1800) to the Modern Period.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1301 - Composition I ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Fall 2025
ENGL 2327 - American Literature to 1865
16 weeks
3
Chronological examination of writers, works, and movements in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry through 1865.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025
ENGL 2328 - American Literature Since 1865
16 weeks
3
Chronological examination of writers, works, and movements in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry from 1865 to the present.
Prerequisites: ENGL 1302 - Composition II
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Fall 2025
GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology Laboratory
8 weeks
1
Laboratory methods in the physical geological sciences.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
GEOL 1102 - Historical Geology Laboratory
8 weeks
1
Laboratory methods in historical geology, with emphasis on paleontology.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
GEOL 1301 - Physical Geology
8 weeks
3
Survey of Earth’s structure, composition, and the dynamic processes that have resulted in the modern distribution of the Earth’s geographic regions, landforms, resources, and geologic hazards.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
GEOL 1302 - Historical Geology
8 weeks
3
Study of Earth’s origin, geologic time, and the major sequential physical and biological events that culminate in the modern distribution of ecosystems. Special emphasis is placed on the geological history of North America.
Prerequisites: GEOL 1301 - Physical Geology GEOL 1101 - Physical Geology Laboratory
Semesters Offered: N/A
HIST 1301 - History of the United States to 1877
16 weeks
3
A survey of major social, economic, and political developments in the United States from European colonization through Reconstruction.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024
HIST 1302 - History of the United States Since 1877
16 weeks
3
A survey of major social, economic, and political developments in the United States from 1877 to the present.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024
HIST 2322 - World Civilizations
16 weeks
3
A survey of the world's major civilizations and of their cultural, political, and economic interactions from roughly 1500 to modern globalization.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2022 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Fall 2024
MATH 1314 - College Algebra
8 weeks
4
Study of quadratics, polynomial, rational, logarithmic, and exponential functions; systems of equations; progressions; sequences and series; and matrices and determinants.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Whole Spring 2025 Whole Summer 2025 Whole Fall 2025
MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
8 weeks
3
Mathematics for modeling in the social and behavioral sciences. Topics include algebra, linear equations in two variables, and exponential and logarithmic functions. Other topics are chosen by the instructor. Course emphasizes application to social science and economics.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
MATH 1332 - Contemporary Mathematics I
16 weeks
3
Modern applications of mathematics including graph theory, optimization, data organization, and social decision models.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Whole Spring 2024 Whole Fall 2024
MATH 1325 - Applications of Continuous Mathematics
8 weeks
3
This course introduces differential calculus and its applications to optimization. Applications are drawn from social science and economics.
Prerequisites: MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered:
MATH 2412 - Precalculus
8 weeks
4
College algebra (sets, functions, relations, logic), trigonometry (circular functions, logarithms, and exponential functions), and analytic geometry (standard form conic sections).
Prerequisites: MATH 1314 - College Algebra MATH 1324 - Applications of Discrete Mathematics
Semesters Offered: N/A
MUSI 1301 - Jazz, Pop & Rock
8 weeks
3
Historical introduction to jazz and the American popular song, including rock and roll.
Prerequisites: MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation MUSI 1311 - Music Theory and Aural Skills I
Semesters Offered: N/A
MUSI 1306 - Music Appreciation
8 weeks
3
A non-technical survey course designed for the intelligent appreciation of Western and non-Western music styles represented throughout history. Recordings, videos, and live performance help illustrate the influence of music within the various fine arts.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PLSC 2305 - American National Politics
8 weeks
3
An examination of American national political institutions and processes. Satisfies state requirement in U.S. government.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
PLSC 2306 - State and Local Politics
8 weeks
3
An examination of state and local political institutions and processes. Satisfies state requirement in Texas government.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
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 Fall 2022 Fall A 2022 Fall B 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Spring A 2023 Spring B 2023 Summer A 2023 Whole Summer 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall A 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Fall B 2023 Whole Spring 2024 Spring A 2024 Spring B 2024 Summer A 2024 Whole Summer 2024 Summer B 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Fall A 2024 Fall B 2024
SOCI 1301 - Introduction to Sociology
8 weeks
3
Students are introduced to the basic concepts and theories used to study the nature of social processes and the structure of society.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Whole Fall 2022 Fall A 2022 Fall B 2022 Whole Spring 2023 Spring A 2023 Spring B 2023 Summer A 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall A 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Fall B 2023 Whole Spring 2024 Spring A 2024 Spring B 2024 Summer A 2024 Summer B 2024 Whole Fall 2024 Fall A 2024 Fall B 2024
Required Courses

The following courses plus upper-level electives to reach 42 credit hours.

Courses
Duration
Credits
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: Fall B 2022
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: Spring A 2023 Spring A 2024
ITEC 3307 - Project Management
8 weeks
3
Meet project constraints of money, time, and resources along with problems that can and do occur without undue risk or stress.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
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: Fall A 2022 Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024
MNGT 3312 - Human Resource Management
8 weeks
3
This is a study of principles and practices in human resource management systems including such topics as recruiting, selection, training and development, compensation, health and safety, employee and labor relations, human resource research information systems, and workforce planning.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: N/A
MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing
8 weeks
3
Survey of marketing fundamentals with focus upon product, price, promotion, and distribution within the context of business decision-making.
Prerequisites: ECON 2301 - Principles of Macroeconomics ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
Semesters Offered: Fall A 2022 Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Fall A 2023 Spring A 2024 Summer A 2024
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 B 2023 Spring B 2024
Minor Courses

The MNGT minor requires MNGT 3334 and 6 credit hours of upper-level MNGT, excluding MNGT 4375. Minor requires MRKT 3315, MRKT 4314, 6 credit hours of upper-level MRKT.

Courses
Duration
Credits
ECON 2302 - Principles of Microeconomics
8 weeks
3
Individual consumer and producer choices are analyzed. Emphasis is placed on supply and demand relationships, utility concepts, and cost and revenue curves as they relate to price theory and various forms of competition. Completion of ECON 2301 is recommended, but not required.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring B 2024
BUSI 3311 - Business Communications
8 weeks
3
This course is an introduction to the basic interpersonal communication process through appropriate communications technology with applications for business organizations. It is a systems approach to planning, researching, organizing, composing, editing, and revising reports and other business related communications. Oral presentations are required. Business communication ethics are explored.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring B 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring B 2024 Summer B 2024
BUSI 3324 - Business and the Law
8 weeks
3
This survey course covers the source of law and courts and introduces tort law along with the historical, economic, political, and ethical bases of contracts. The course includes ethical considerations in business and the impact of regulatory and administrative law on business.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring A 2023 Spring B 2023 Summer A 2023 Summer B 2023 Fall B 2023 Spring A 2024 Spring B 2024 Summer A 2024 Summer B 2024
MNGT 3340 - Production Operations Management
8 weeks
3
This course examines the planning, design, execution, and coordination of all activities that create goods or provide services. It addresses how upper-level management can improve decision-making in both the manufacturing and service sectors. The course introduces productivity, competitiveness, and strategy; decision-making; quality management; product and service design; process selection and capacity planning; linear programming; facility layout; location planning and analysis; the transportation model; project management; design of work systems; and learning curves.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Spring A 2023 Summer A 2023 Whole Fall 2023 Spring A 2024 Summer B 2024
MRKT 3307 - Sales Management
8 weeks
3
Planning, organizing, directing, and controlling the promotion function as it relates to the marketing mix; also, stress is placed upon professional selling techniques.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Spring A 2023 Spring A 2024
MRKT 3315 - Consumer Behavior
8 weeks
3
Concepts of consumer behavior. Emphasis on psychological, sociological, and economic variables and their effects on purchasing behavior.
Prerequisites: N/A
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Fall B 2023
MRKT 4312 - Marketing Strategy
8 weeks
3
Emphasis on marketing strategy and tactics using case studies of corporate successes and failures.
Prerequisites: MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing
Semesters Offered: Fall B 2022 Fall B 2023
MRKT 4314 - Marketing Research
8 weeks
3
Behavioral sciences research methods, social process and structure influences upon marketing activities and their integration as a total system of marketing action.
Prerequisites: MRKT 3300 - Principles of Marketing MNGT 2342 - Principles of Statistics
Semesters Offered: Spring B 2023 Spring B 2024

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

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.

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Spring B3/13/235/5/232/27/233/6/2311/1/223/15/233/10/234/14/23
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Summer B6/26/238/14/236/12/236/19/234/1/236/28/236/23/237/21/23
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