ALLIED HEALTH LEADERSHIP & MANAGEMENT (AHLM)


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Why Pursue Allied Health Leadership & Management?

Healthcare administration plays an essential role in the long-term success and sustainability of healthcare facilities and the professionals who care for patients.

If you’re a certified healthcare worker or have completed your associate of science or applied science in an allied health discipline, continuing your education toward a Bachelor of Science degree could help you to advance in your field and become an administrative leader.

Healthcare Administrators and Healthcare Managers are valuable assets to the care community. Some benefits of an education in Healthcare Administration could include:

  • Organization and operational skills
  • Essential competencies for interprofessional collaboration
  • Information for health care management expertise
  • Strategies for educational training
  • Perspectives drawn from current peer-reviewed literature
  • A stepping-stone toward a career in management or continued education like an M.B.A. or M.A.Ed.

How Do You Become a Leader and Manager in Allied Health?

If you love organization, teaching, clear communication, problem solving, managing systems to ensure standards and compliance, using computers as tools to get the job done, and managing groups, then a career in Allied Health Leadership and Management could be right for you!

Becoming a healthcare administrator generally requires a formal education, often including a bachelor’s degree from a qualified, accredited school.

Casa Loma College combines in-depth classroom coursework in medical concepts and terminology with hands-on experience. Our knowledgeable faculty of professionals offer rigorous coursework, and real-world strategies to help you put your best foot forward on the path toward a lasting career as an administrator.

How Long Does It Take to complete this degree?

Casa Loma College offers a hybrid program with in person and online classes to help you fit into your busy schedule. With transferable associates degree credits and certifications, it’s possible to finish your Bachelor of Science degree in less than two years!

 CIP CodeCreditsMonthsInstructional WeeksAwardTerms
Allied Health Leadership and Management51.0711120 semester19 months80 weeksB.S. Degree5 semesters

 

How Much Could a Graduate in Allied Health Leadership and Management Make?

Graduates of this program can pursue a wide variety of leadership positions in health care. Individual salaries vary widely based on previous experience, early academic preparation, and healthcare setting.  For instance, an individual managing a small team of administrative staff may experience different outcomes than another person managing a team of technical staff.

What Will I learn?

Graduates of the Allied Health and Leadership Management Program will:

  • Attain proficiency in the concepts, theories, and methods of inquiry pertinent to allied health leadership.
  • Develop essential competencies in organizational management, including skills for interprofessional collaboration.
  • Integrate knowledge of an allied health care field with the dynamics and complexity of the health care industry.
  • Demonstrate strategies to incorporate a variety of cultural frameworks into allied health practice.
  • Understand Interprofessional team dynamics within the framework of Critical Incident Response within the healthcare setting.
  • Utilize data gathering tools for analysis and decision-making in critical response situations within the healthcare setting.
  • Practice appropriate competency in oral and written communication and presentation skills
  • Conduct research, drawing on and documenting a variety of sources deemed appropriate for academic work and synthesize findings in a coherent way.
  • Analyze the social, legal, and economic aspects of a problem/ situation in order to devise an appropriate strategy for problem solving.
  • Develop skills to identify and coordinate ethical organizational behavior within the healthcare system.

What is the Job Outlook for Mangers in Allied Health and Healthcare?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the profession of Medical and Health Service Manager is listed as a Bright Outlook career, and is expected to grow rapidly in the next several years with potential for numerous job openings.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of Medical or health Service Managers is expected to grow 32 percent through 2029. That’s over four times the average for all occupations.

 Employment (2018)Projected Employment (2028)Projected Growth (2018-2028)Projected annual Job Openings (2018-2028)
California40,900 employees50,500 employees24%4,580
 Employment (2019)Projected Employment (2029)Projected Growth (2019-2029)Projected annual job openings (2019-2029)
United States422,300555,50032% (much faster than average)47,000

California source: Projections Central 2018-2028 long-term projections . United States source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2019-2029 employment projections . “Projected growth” represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period. “Projected annual job openings” represent openings due to growth and replacement.

 

 

What’s the Difference Between Allied Health Leadership & Management and HealthCare Administration?

Both degrees can help you move your career forward by giving you needed skills in the business of healthcare. Allied Health and Management, however, is designed to take advantage of transfer credits earned while pursuing an Allied Health program. If you have 60 credits in a healthcare related field, this completion degree can help you quickly prepare for the next step in your career!

Who is Casa Loma College?

Casa Loma College is a non-profit college serving the professional health care community of Los Angeles, California since 1966.

The college offers accelerated hybrid programs to help you earn a degree in less than two years.

Is Casa Loma College Accredited?

Yes! Casa Loma is committed to providing quality education that prepares you to pursue a new career. We are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools as well as the United States Department of Veterans Affairs and the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE).

Casa Loma College offers academic programs under Title 38, United States Code, to enroll veterans and other eligible persons who qualify for educational benefits, and The United States Department of Education has approved Casa Loma College to offer Title IV Financial Aid assistance to students.

For more information, visit our accreditation page.

Financial Aid

For those who are eligible, financial aid is an excellent tool to help reduce the out-of-pocket costs to attend college. Whether it’s student loans that are repaid at a low interest rate, or grants that don’t need to be repaid, we’re here to help you discover your options. Casa Loma College has a committed team of financial aid professionals on call to help students and parents navigate the process.

Casa Loma College participates in many programs to help reduce the cost of college, including:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Work Study
  • Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)
  • CSAC Cal Grant

To learn more about the financial aid process, and what you may be eligible, please refer to our financial aid page.

Veteran’s Benefits

In addition, for those who qualify, Casa Loma College is approved by the California State Approving Agency for Veterans Education (CSAAVE) to offer academic programs under Title 38, United States Code, to enroll veterans and other eligible persons who qualify for educational benefits.

For a full list of benefits, and to learn more, please visit our Veteran’s Benefits page.

View tuition and fees information in the Catalog.