School of Professional Studies

Dean: Dr. Timothy L. Preuss

The Healthcare Management major will educate students for professional positions based on Christian leadership principles as they are equipped to enhance the effectiveness of healthcare organizations while making a positive difference in people’s lives.

Undergraduate Majors

Bachelor of Arts Degree

  • Healthcare Management
    Director:  Dr. Catherine Sinardi

Bachelor of Science Degree

  • Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health (3+2 to MSAT)
    Director:  Dr. Cliff Pawley

Undergraduate Minors

  • Healthcare Management
  • Nonprofit Leadership
  • Pre-Nursing

Healthcare Management Program Learning Outcomes

Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Communicate clearly and concisely, establish and maintain relationships and facilitate constructive interactions with individuals and groups in the healthcare setting.
  • Inspire individual and organizational excellence, create a shared vision and successfully manage change to attain the organization’s strategic ends and successful performance.
  • Align personal and organizational conduct with ethical and professional standards that include a responsibility to the patient and community, a service orientation and a commitment to lifelong learning and improvement.
  • Understand the healthcare system and the environment in which healthcare managers and providers function.
  • Apply business principles, including systems thinking, to the healthcare environment.

Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health Program

Learning Outcomes 

Concordia University Irvine Athletic Training Students will:

  • Become highly effective allied health care professionals and leaders in the Christian community, incorporating both professional and spiritual growth in their life plans.
  • Be a marketable and employable commodity in pursuit of employment or continued education.
  • Have marked success on the Board of Certification (BOC) national certification examination in order to become credentialed as an Athletic Trainer.
  • Progress through a sequential and progressive didactic curriculum that presents them the necessary knowledge and psychomotor skills to graduate with a Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training.
  • Perform field experiences in a dynamic clinical environment in which they will combine basic and complex knowledge with valuable practical opportunities.
  • Demonstrate entry-level athletic training knowledge, skills and abilities consistent to practice in the following capacities:
    • Prevention and Health Promotion: The student will administer testing procedures to obtain baseline data regarding a client’s/patient’s level of general health (including nutritional habits, physical activity status, and body composition), utilize protective equipment and develop prevention strategies for patient health.
    • Clinical Examination and Diagnosis: The student will perform a comprehensive clinical examination incorporating clinical reasoning in order to formulate a differential diagnosis and/or diagnosis, determine underlying impairments, and identify activity limitations and participation restrictions.
    • Acute and Immediate Care: Clinically evaluate and manage a patient with an emergency injury or condition to include the assessment of vital signs and level of consciousness, activation of emergency action plan, secondary assessment, diagnosis, and provision of the appropriate emergency care (eg, CPR, AED, supplemental oxygen, airway adjunct, splinting, spinal stabilization, control of bleeding).
    • Therapeutic Intervention: The student and implement a therapeutic intervention that targets these treatment goals to include, as appropriate, therapeutic modalities, medications (with physician involvement as necessary), and rehabilitative techniques and procedures.
    • Professional and Civic Responsibility: The student will apply skills in patient care which are critically refined in the Foundational Behaviors of Professional Practice.
    • Professional Credentialing: The student will apply cognitive, psychomotor and affective proficiency in obtaining the ATC credential, effectively passing the Board of Certification Examination.

Program Mission

The mission of Concordia University Irvine’s Athletic Training Education Program is to challenge its students to become highly effective allied health care professionals and leaders in the Christian community, incorporating academic excellence, professional and relational proficiency, and growth in their spiritual walk with Christ as these components are interjected in their career goals and life plans. Concordia University Irvine’s athletic training education program incorporates into its Christ-centered
foundation of education the equally important components of intellectual, professional, and spiritual growth. The desired outcome of the curriculum is to allow the student to study in a Christ-centered atmosphere that challenges students to develop spiritually and intellectually so they can serve professionally in their community and become spiritual leaders in the community. Concordia University Irvine’s athletic training students are exposed to a dynamic scholastic environment that fuses the sciences of allied health care with faith, ethics and Christian accountability.

Undergraduate Majors

Bachelor of Arts Degree

Healthcare Management

Bachelor of Science Degree

Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health (3+2 to MSAT)

Healthcare Management: Bachelor of Arts

HCM 312Management of Healthcare Organizations3
HCM 314Healthcare Quality Management3
HCM 315Organizational Behavior, Theory and Design in Healthcare Management3
HCM 413Leadership in Health Management3
HCM 414Legal Aspects of Healthcare3
HCM 415Health Information Systems3
HCM 416Human Resource Management in Healthcare3
HCM 419Topics in Public Health Administration3
HCM 422Introduction to Gerontology and Mental Health Management3
HCM 424Marketing and Strategic Planning for Healthcare Organizations3
HCM 425Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations3
HCM 494Internship: Healthcare Administration3
HCM 495Senior Seminar in Healthcare3
PHI 467Bioethics and Healthcare Professions3
Total Units42

Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health (3+2 to MSAT): Bachelor of Science

The BS to MSAT option allows students to enter into the professional phase of the MSAT curriculum while completing the requirements for the Bachelor of Science in Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health. The MSAT courses listed in the Bachelor of Science in Pre-Athletic Training and Allied Health track coincide with the first year professional phase of the Master of Science in Athletic Training. These units counted toward the completion of the Bachelor of Science are also counted toward the MSAT. 

BIO 246Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 247Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
ESS 304Motor Learning and Control3
ESS 305Motor Development3
ESS 306Nutritional Sciences3
ESS 308Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
ESS 320Historical, Social, Cultural Foundations of Sport and P.E.3
ESS 365Sport Psychology3
ESS 403Biomechanics4
ESS 406Physiology of Exercise4
ESS 407Kinesiology (Structural)4
ESS 410Measurement and Evaluation of Exercise4
MSAT 401Athletic Training Clinical I3
MSAT 402Athletic Training Clinical II3
MSAT 448Evaluation I: Lower Extremities and Spine3
MSAT 449Evaluation II: Upper Extremities and Spine3
MSAT 450Foundations of Athletic Training3
MSAT 451Risk Management, Taping and Injury Prevention3
MSAT 452Injury Nomenclature3
MSAT 458Therapeutic Exercise3
MSAT 468Therapeutic Modalities3
MSAT 483General Medicine and Pharmacology4
Total Units73
Prerequisites required for acceptance into the Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT)
BIO 246Human Anatomy and Physiology I4
BIO 247Human Anatomy and Physiology II4
ESS 110CPR/First Aid1
ESS 245Medical Terminology3
ESS 306Nutritional Sciences3
ESS 308Care and Prevention of Athletic Injuries3
ESS 406Physiology of Exercise4
ESS 407Kinesiology (Structural)4
or ESS 403 Biomechanics
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology3

Master of Science in Athletic Training (MSAT) 

Concordia students who are accepted into the MSAT program and complete MSAT 401, 402, 448, 449, 450, 451, 452, 458, 468 and 483 as an undergraduate will complete the following courses in order to receive their MSAT.

MSCE 586Advanced Strength, Speed and Conditioning4
MSCE 589Nutrition for Sport4
MSAT 533Advanced Pathophysiology3
or MSN 533 Advanced Pathophysiology
MSAT 603Athletic Training Clinical III3
MSAT 604Athletic Training Clinical IV3
MSAT 605Administrative and Management Strategies in Athletic Training3
MSAT 606Medical Ethics and Professional Practice3
MSAT 607Advanced Injury Management3
MSAT 650Research Methods in Athletic Training3
MSAT 695Athletic Training Capstone4
Total Units33

Undergraduate Minors

Healthcare Management Minor

Nonprofit Leadership Minor

Pre-Nursing Minor

Healthcare Management Minor

HCM 312Management of Healthcare Organizations3
HCM 314Healthcare Quality Management3
HCM 414Legal Aspects of Healthcare3
HCM 416Human Resource Management in Healthcare3
HCM 425Financial Management of Healthcare Organizations3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Organizational Behavior, Theory and Design in Healthcare Management3
Leadership in Health Management3
Health Information Systems3
Topics in Public Health Administration3
Introduction to Gerontology and Mental Health Management3
Marketing and Strategic Planning for Healthcare Organizations3
Total Units18

Nonprofit Leadership Minor

NPL 355Organizational Leadership3
NPL 370Leading and Motivating Volunteers3
NPL 375Conflict Resolution3
NPL 450Legal Aspects of Managing a Non-profit3
NPL 460Fundraising and Resource Development3
NPL 465Financial Management of a Nonprofit3
Total Units18

Pre-Nursing Minor

Students who complete the Pre-Nursing minor and choose BIO 246, BIO 247, BIO 351 and BIO 355 in the Bachelor of Arts in Biology will have met all of the prerequisite requirements for Concordia's Accelerated Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree.

ESS 306Nutritional Sciences3
PSY 101Introduction to Psychology3
PSY 320Developmental Psychology: Lifespan3
Choose 1 of the following courses:6
Public Speaking3
Interpersonal Communication3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Writing and Research3
The Art of the Essay3
Choose 1 of the following courses:3
Cultural Anthropology3
Introduction to Sociology3
Total Units21