Healthcare Management (Minor)

This program was approved for students entering the university in the Summer 2023–Spring 2024 catalog year. For more information about catalog year, go to Catalog Year Information.

Minor in Healthcare Management
Unit: School of Public Health & Information Sciences 
Academic Plan Code(s):  HCMGMIN

The undergraduate minor in Healthcare Management provides an opportunity for the integration of knowledge derived from other undergraduate programs with the minor coursework to develop student competencies to more effectively serve in healthcare organizations and/or pursue graduate healthcare management education.

The Healthcare Management undergraduate minor provides students essential knowledge for participation in the healthcare sector of the economy with course content focused in healthcare systems and organizations, health policy and law, public health, healthcare finance, and ethics.

Admission to the program requires the completion of at least 60 hours of degree-applicable credits with a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.

The program consists of 6 required courses totaling 18 credit hours.  Completion of the minor requires a minimum grade of C-minus in all course work applied to the minor.

Program Requirements
PHMS 301Introduction to the U.S. Healthcare Delivery Systems3
PHMS 410Public Health Law and Ethics3
PHMS 505Governance and Management of Healthcare Organizations *3
PHPH 401Public Health and Health Policy3
PHPH 420Practice of Public Health3
PHMS 509Health Finance and Financial Management *3
Minimum Total Hours18

PHMS 505 and PHMS 509 are held on the Health Sciences Campus and are co-scheduled with the grad credit versions of the courses. Students that receive a grade of ‘B’ or higher in PHMS 505 and PHMS 509 may be granted approval to apply these credits towards coursework in the University of Louisville MSHA program, should they apply and be accepted into that program.

At least three (3) semester hours of the requirements for a minor must be successfully completed while enrolled in the University of Louisville.