Health Care Leadership, B.S.

This program, offered in both face-to-face and online-only formats, is designed to meet the needs of adult learners whose primary focus is the health care field. This program is particularly suited to health care professionals who possess essential clinical skills but wish to enhance their career opportunities by developing proficiencies in management, supervision, leadership and education. It is also open to those just embarking on their health care careers.

Program Details:

  • Requires 180 QH, including 60 QH of General Education, for completion
  • A maximum of 60 QH of technical credit may be transferred
  • Credit by examination, proficiency and portfolio are accepted for general education and elective credit
  • The Health Care Leadership Core must be taken at NLU
  • Students may complete a concentration, listed below


Public Policy

Aging Studies

International Management


Required Courses


One college-level writing course. The course below is recommended:

LAE101English Composition I


One Humanities course

Fine Arts

One Fine Arts course

Quantitative Reasoning

One Mathematics course

Physical and Life Sciences

One Science course

Social Sciences

One Social Science course

Behavioral Science

One Behavioral Science course

Additional General Education

Choose additional General Education courses to total 60 QH of general education

Health Care Leadership Core - 58 QH

HCL300Introduction to the Health Care Leadership Program

HCL310Professional Writing in Health Care

HCL315Team Development in Health Care

HCL320Educational Delivery & Assessment in Health Care

HCL330Presentation Skills in Health Care

HCL335Overview of Health Care Delivery

HCL410Health Care Supervision & Human Resources

HCL415Financial and Physical Resource Administration

HCL420Ethical and Legal Issues in Health Care

HCL425Health Care Information Systems

HCL430Marketing of Health Care Services

HCL440Health Care Systems

HCL450Business Planning in Health Care

MGT436Critical Thinking for Managers

Electives - 62 QH

Choose elective courses to meet the minimum degree requirement of 180 QH