Our Healthcare Management Program | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


The mission of the BSHM program is to prepare students to be successful, competent and ethical managers in the evolving U.S. healthcare system.


The BSHM program operates through online instruction to provide broad exposure to the skills, knowledge and abilities needed to prepare students to enter management and leadership positions within healthcare organizations. Applicants can transfer college credits to complete the 120 credit hour requirement for a bachelor’s degree. Transfer credits from previous courses are considered on a case-by case basis. Students enrolled in the BSHM program are required to complete the final six academic hours through the BSHM program courses.  An applicant’s previously completed college coursework determines which degree concentration is followed. The two degree concentrations are the Healthcare Professional Concentration and the Executive Management Concentration.

Concentration Options:

  • Certified Radiology Technologists
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Respiratory Care Practitioners
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Physical Therapy Assistants
  • Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Clinical Laboratory Technicians
  • Medical Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Medical Sonographer
  • Nuclear Medicine Technologist

Students entering the Healthcare Professional Concentration must have a certification, license or registration in a health science concentration, completion of the Txas Common Core curriculum for a baccalaureate degree, certification/licensure/registration in a professional field. Up to 48 related Technical Credit Hours may transfer to the BSHM program. Additionally, applicants must have a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. 

The Healthcare Professional Concentration curriculum is composed of:

  • BSHM Healthcare Professional Concentration Core Courses, 27 hours
  • Clinical Discipline Specific Advanced Case Study, 3 hours
  • Technical/Approved Health Professions Credits, 48 hours

Students entering the Executive Concentration must have completed the Texas Common Core curriculum for a baccalaureate degree, as well as a minimum cumaltive grade point average (GPA) 2.5 on a 4.0 scale effective summer 2019. Students admitted as an Executive Concentration student will be required to complete 24 hours of technical credits. These credits must be pre-approved by the academic advising committee.

The Executive Management Concentration curriculum is composed of:

  • BSHM Healthcare Management Concentration Core Courses, 34 hours
  • Healthcare Management Advanced Case Study, 8 hours
  • Healthcare Management Electives, 12 hours
  • Technical/Approved Credits, 24 hours. Technical credits must be pre-approved by the academic advisor and must be completed prior to enrollment i the Case Study courses.

State Authorization

For TTUHSC School of Health Professions to offer online courses in a state other than Texas, TTUHSC must first comply with that state's requirements. These requirements differ from state to state, with requirements being more rigorous and expensive in some states than others. TTUHSC SHP is currently working to gain authorization to offer online courses in all states.

State Authorization website