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Online Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership and Management
The Allied Health Leadership and Management program is an online bachelor’s degree completion program for individuals who are credentialed health care professionals and who have earned an associate degree in allied health or a related field. The program is also for those health care professionals who have completed accredited certificate or diploma programs in allied health, or who possess professional certification in an allied health related field. .
If you’ve completed or are completing an associate of science or applied science in an allied health discipline and would like to pursue leadership and educational opportunities in the field of health, completing the online AHLM program can help you achieve those goals.
The online AHLM degree program is designed to teach students how to become the leaders and educators needed to facilitate healthy, vibrant, and happy healthcare environments. Students will learn about organizations as living systems and how to make progressive and valuable decisions that positively impact the facilities where they have assumed a leadership role.
If you’re working in healthcare or plan to work in healthcare and would like to advance in the workplace, this online degree will help prepare you for successful career advancement.
Advantages of Casa Loma College AHLM Degree
- 100% fully online
- We will transfer in your allied health discipline associate degree or professional certification/licensure – giving you a head start towards your bachelor’s degree.
- Faculty who are current professionals in the healthcare field, providing you real-world expertise
- No textbooks. We utilize current peer review articles for the latest information in health leadership.
- Great stepping-stone to an M.B.A. or M.A.Ed.
How Do You Become a Manager in the Allied Health Field?
One of the best ways to start your career as a manager or educator in the allied health field is to get a degree in Allied Health Leadership and Management. This can happen at Casa Loma College if you meet all general admissions requirements (minus the admissions exam), fill out an online application and pay the non-refundable fee.
When you apply, you’ll be asked to show the official transcripts and proof of graduation for your conferred associate degree in allied health discipline or in a health-related discipline, or your current professional certification/licensure.
To learn more about the admissions requirements to Casa Loma College, see our admissions page.
Once you are in the program, you’ll need 945 clock hours/60 semester credit hours to complete your degree. It will take you about 80 weeks to complete. After completing your degree, you will have skills that will help you compete for management jobs in healthcare in a variety of healthcare related settings, including classrooms, hospitals, non-profits, doctor offices and healthcare clinics.
What Will You Learn?
When you earn an online degree in AHLM from Casa Loma College, you’ll learn the following:
- Proficiency in the concepts, theories, and methods of inquiry pertinent to allied health leadership.
- Real world competency in classroom management, educational skills, and training in health literacy
- Essential competencies in organizational management, including skills for interprofessional collaboration.
- Knowledge of an allied health care field with the dynamics and complexity of the health care industry.
- Strategies to incorporate a variety of cultural frameworks into allied health practice.
- Skills to identify and coordinate ethical organizational behavior within the healthcare system.
Course highlights for the AHLM degree includes:
- Understanding Living Systems
- Developing a Digital Presence
- Health Literacy and Education
- Information Management in Healthcare
What is the Outlook for AHLM Careers?
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for medical and health services managers in 2019 was approximately $100,980 per year. Typical entry-level education for this position is a bachelor’s degree. The job outlook for this position from 2019 through 2029 was projected to be about 32%, which is much higher than average. In 2019, there were over 420,000 jobs in the United States in this field.
Get Started with the AHLM degree program
The current events and health crises of 2020 and 2021 offer a significant opportunity to reimagine our healthcare system and the educational arenas that train our healthcare providers.
Now more than ever we need leaders and educators within the system who are human-centered, innovative, supportive, and dynamic; Leaders who cultivate holistic employee and organizational wellbeing.
Casa Loma College’s Allied Health Leadership and Management Program is just the program to meet the demand. With a focus on leadership and learning, our graduates are perfectly positioned to make a difference from the classroom, the hospital room, or the boardroom.
If you love working with and managing people while delivering top quality healthcare to individuals in need, then the Bachelor of Science in Allied Health Leadership and Management may be the right degree for you!
For more information about how you can enter the online AHLM program at Casa Loma College, contact us today.
Stephanie Shelburne, PhD, NhD
Director of AHLM
Kari Allen-Hammer, PhD
Laura Tadd, PhD