Healthcare Leadership Concentration | Los Angeles Pacific University

Healthcare Leadership

Concentration Overview

The Healthcare Leadership concentration uses an interdisciplinary approach to prepare students for careers in leadership in a variety of healthcare settings. The concentration brings together psychology as well as leadership theories to create a foundation for students planning careers in health care delivery, public health, health care management, patient advocacy, and related leadership positions.

Healthcare Leadership

This 15-unit concentration requires the following coursework.


15 Credits



Positive Psychology

3 Credits

Investigates methods, research, and assessment in Positive Psychology. Incorporates applications and techniques to this strength-based approach both didactically and experientially. Prerequisite: APSY 105 Introduction to Psychology



Health Care Organizational Management

3 Credits

The course examines the day-to-day operations and management of healthcare organizations including hospitals, private practice, ambulatory setting, and specialty services. Learners focusing on key issues that influence the administration of today’s health care organizations.



Theory and Practice of Leadership

3 Credits

Provides an evaluative review of the major theories and practices of leadership studies, which include leaders in various sectors. The history, structure, behavior, development, and dynamics of successful and aberrant leaders are explored.



Emotional Intelligence and Leaders

3 Credits

Social interaction processes and human behavior is studied from the concept of emotional intelligence, as it focuses on intrapersonal and interpersonal attributes of the leader. The positive juxtaposition of authentic leadership, emotional intelligence, and emotional contagion are explored as well.



Project and Change Management

3 Credits

Studies the process and practice of project and change management of information systems and software applications. Learners work through the process of defining, planning, implementing and delivering a change project. Learners develop cost estimates, time requirements, quality controls, team assignments, training schedules, documentation and potential risks associated with the change.

Total Credits

15 Credits

This information is current for this academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the Academic Catalog for more information.

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Potential Careers

Service in a variety of healthcare organizations, including hospitals, clinics, and public health institutions. Learners may work to facilitate communication between various partners in health care settings, as well as determine how to best integrate technology, plan for the future, and assist with national and global health risks. Prepares learners for graduate-level studies.

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