Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management

Your Path Toward a Healthcare Career Starts at Athens State.

Apply By: 4/19/2021

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About the Online BS in Health Care Management

While doctors, nurses, and practitioners are responsible for saving patients’ lives, the business professionals behind the scenes are greasing the gears of the healthcare system. Athens State University’s online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Management equips students with the skills and strategies to become effective, in-demand healthcare business professionals.

Our degree takes a holistic approach to the business of healthcare, focusing on accounting, finance, policy, management, and more — all within a healthcare context. Offered in multiple modalities — online, on campus, or at satellite campuses — this degree is designed for adult learners seeking flexibility. And our affordable tuition makes our degrees more accessible to more students.

Affordable Tuition

The cost per credit varies by state and degree modality.

Athens State boasts one of the most affordable tuition rates in Alabama and Tennessee.

Athens State offers a flexible tuition payment plan that works with your budget.

Online Tuition, In-State or Out-of-State: $225 per credit hour

On-Campus Tuition, In-State: $225 per credit hour

On-Campus Tuition, Out-of-State: $450 per credit hour

Support You Can Count On


80% of Athens State alumni are employed in Alabama within one year after graduating.

Experienced Faculty

98% of faculty members from Athens State’s College of Business have industry experience and joined academia with the goal of sharing their expertise to help students succeed.

Small Classes

Small class sizes — typically around 18 students — deliver a personalized learning experience.


Athens State is the most affordable state school in Alabama and Tennessee.


Our online bachelor’s degrees are designed with flexibility at the forefront, so students can balance their studies with their busy lives.


Founded in 1822, Athens State University is the oldest continuously operating institution of higher education in Alabama, with almost 200 years of academic excellence.

How to Apply

Students seeking admission to the on-campus, hybrid, or online BS in Health Care Management program must have:

  • At least 36 transferable credit hours from a regionally accredited institution(s) prior to term of admission
  • A minimum 2.0 cumulative transfer GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • 15 credit hours applicable to Athens State general education requirements

Have questions about the eligibility of your transfer credits? Feel free to reach out to our admissions team at or (256) 252-3216.

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Healthcare Management Careers

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the employment of medical and health services managers to grow 32% between 2019 and 2029, a much faster growth rate than the national average (4%).

Our BS in Health Care Management can help you start a career in:

  • Insurance companies
  • Hospitals
  • Long-term care facilities
  • Public health agencies
  • Outpatient facilities
  • Doctors’ offices
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Medical equipment sales

Fill out the form below to find out more about Athens State University’s transfer-friendly healthcare management program.