During COVID-19, most clinical affiliates mandated vaccinations for all students attending clinical externships at off-campus sites. This was a clinical affiliate requirement and not a Broward College requirement, and declining the COVID19 vaccination prevented students from completing their program of study. At this time, clinical affiliates do not have mandatory COVID19 vaccination requirements. Clinical affiliates currently mandate the Flu vaccine and could reinstate the COVID19 vaccination requirements at any time and if so, students will be required to have the COVID19 vaccinate in order to attend clinical rotations, allowing them to progress in their program of study.

Health Services Management Information Session

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Are you interested in a career in healthcare but direct patient care is not for you? The AS degree in Health Services Management is designed for students who hope to work in the administrative areas of the healthcare field. Positions can be found in hospitals, clinics, insurance companies, pharmaceutical firms, and doctor's offices. Health Services Management professionals have little or no direct patient contact, but provide service "behind the scenes." The curriculum is intended to prepare students to enter the upper-division courses in a Health Services Administration program.

Health Service Managers may manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must adapt to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.


Medical and health services managers typically do the following:

  • Improve efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services
  • Develop departmental goals and objectives
  • Ensure that the facility in which they work is up-to-date on and compliant with laws and regulations
  • Recruit, train, and supervise staff members
  • Manage the finances of the facility, such as patient fees and billing
  • Create work schedules
  • Prepare and monitor budgets and spending to ensure departments operate within funding limits
  • Represent the facility at meetings or on governing boards
  • Keep and organize records of the facility's services
  • Communicate with members of the staff and department heads

The program covers a broad spectrum of medical, administrative, financial, and managerial knowledge to provide you with a diverse education that will prepare you for work in the healthcare management field.

With your degree, you could become qualified to work in any number of healthcare-related settings, including hospitals, long-term care facilities, clinics, and public health organizations. Or, you could find employment working for the healthcare department of a local, state, or federal government agency.

International Students

International students have a limited number of online and blended courses they can take per semester and should fully understand the requirements before registering. It is recommended that international students review with their assigned advisor the Health Services Management program as well as their individual educational plan as several courses are only offered online and only offered during specific semesters. Failure to take courses in the appropriate order can impede an international student's ability to graduate in a timely manner. Online courses in the program include HIM2512, HIM2012, HIM1260, and HSC1531.

Recommendation for Health Services Management Practicum Internship

Prior to taking HSA2810, Practicum in Health Facility Administration in the last term, it is required that students work with their assigned academic advisor to finalize their internships. Students should begin to identify potential preceptors three to six months prior to the start of the practicum. A letter from the planned externship facility needs to be approved by the Health Services Management Associate Dean or (HSA2810) faculty before making the internship commitment. The letter must contain all associated activities of the internship. Please review the Health Services Management Practicum Fact Sheet For further information, please RSVP for a Virtual Information Session held monthly via Zoom.

Students are required to complete a background check and drug screening prior to taking the practicum in a healthcare facility. The cost of the background check and screenings are the responsibility of the student (through Complio, American Data Bank 1800-200-0853). Effective March 2, 2020, the Complio package can be ordered at www.browardcollegescreening.com. Some healthcare facilities may require additional screening prior to starting the internship. Any additional fees will be the responsibility of the student.

Prepare to Level Up!

This Broward College AS Health Services Management degree program is now directly aligned with the Bachelor of Health Services Administration degree at Florida International University!

What does this mean for you?

It means that graduates from the Broward College Associates of Science in Health Services Management degree now have a clear path to complete their Bachelor's degree at FIU either on campus or online! Connect with your academic advisor for more details!




Broward College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award Associate in Arts, Associate in Science, Associate in Applied Science, Bachelor of Science, and Bachelor of Applied Science degrees.  Broward College also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Broward College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling 404-679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC's website (www.sacscoc.org).

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Broward College Health Science Admissions staff may be contacted by email at healthscience@broward.edu.

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