Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare Leadership Competency Development
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BSOLL - Healthcare Leadership
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The fully online, fast and micro-credential packed Healthcare Leadership (HCL) program is aligned to the National Center for Healthcare Leadership model ( and designed for adults with substantial experience in the healthcare field who are seeking advancement within their organization.

Offered by the College of Education and Human Development at the University of the Louisville, this program provides students with the skills for career mobility within multiple healthcare settings and allows them to upskill technically at the same time! It enriches their capabilities to lead and manage organizational change adeptly, and improve organizational performance. Leveraging prior work experience and/or military training, the Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) class allows students the opportunity to earn up to 48 college credits tuition-free. And with the option of either a Term Enrollment Option (8-week classes) or the Flex Option (competency-based education), students can advance through the program at the speed that’s right for them. An academic success coach will be with you along the way to ensure that you have all the tools and guidance necessary to succeed in this program.

This program is open to all eligible students regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, or age.

Adults seeking to earn the UofL B.S. Healthcare Leadership online degree can find additional information and application instructions at our online programs website.

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Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA)

Master of Science in Health Administration (MSHA) – Students seeking additional information about graduate-level healthcare leadership development at the University of Louisville will find information on the MSHA program webpage, which is housed in the School of Public Health & Information Sciences.

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Faculty / Contact

Dr. Anastasia Miller
Program Director

Healthcare Leadership Required Curriculum

The curriculum for the Healthcare Leadership online program is based on the National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s competency model, one of the leading industry standard models for healthcare executive competencies development—the first of its kind in the state and region. UofL has partnered with several technology industry vendors including IBM, Google, Microsoft, and Adobe to provide the opportunity to earn recognized technology micro-credentials in the courses, at no additional cost.

Below is the list of required courses:

Course ListCredit Hours
LEAD 307 Prior Learning Assessment (PLA) for Healthcare Leaders3
LEAD 308 Needs Assessment in Healthcare Organizations3
LEAD 309 Managing Projects in Healthcare Organizations3
LEAD 410 Fundamentals of Healthcare Human Resource Management3
LEAD 413 Management of Diversity in Healthcare Organizations3
LEAD 415 Organizational Change in Healthcare3
LEAD 416 Principles of Healthcare Leadership and Management3
LEAD 430 Healthcare Finance and Accounting3
LEAD 431 Healthcare Information Management3
LEAD 432 Healthcare Quality Evaluation3
LEAD 433 Healthcare Law and Ethics3
LEAD 450 Healthcare Leadership Culminating Undergraduate Experience3
Total Required Credit Hours36

For more information on the required classes, etc., visit

The B.S. Healthcare Leadership degree provides students with the opportunity to be awarded up to 48 credit hours tuition free. This process is called Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) and is offered thru a 3.0 credit hour class in which the students compiles a portfolio of learning.

Credit for Prior Learning (CPL) is an efficient way of earning college credit for college-level knowledge acquired through experiences and trainings outside of the classroom. CPL can help save prospective students time and money. To learn more, check out our CPL website by clicking the link below.

Credit for Prior Learning Website

CPL Database

Do you have 80 credit hours or more? If so, you qualify for Project Graduate.

Am I Eligible?

To qualify for Project Graduate, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be an adult student
  • You must have been out of school for at least 2 years
  • You must have at least 80+ transferable credit hours
  • You must be admissible to an undergraduate degree program (not Continuing Studies, Post-baccalaureate, College Visitor, etc.).

Whether you want to get a promotion, start a new career, or simply feel good about yourself, a college degree can help. The University of Louisville is taking important steps to make sure returning students get the tools they need to succeed.

What services does Project Graduate provide?

As a Project Graduate applicant, you will receive:

  • Academic advising
  • Academic forgiveness (case-by-case)
  • Application fee waivers
  • Career counseling
  • Credit for prior learning
  • Degree audits or summaries
  • Ongoing support (advising, monitoring)
  • Quick admit
  • Single point of contact for assistance
  • Transfer credit pre-evaluation

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Are you a prospective student to the UofL B.S. Organizational Leadership program? If yes, feel free to Chat With An Alum! They are apart of the new UofL CardinOLL Ambassador program and are ready to correspond with you via email and answer questions you may have about the program, time management, faculty, and more! Reach out today and chat with an Alum!

Erin Baughman

Erin Baughman
B.S. Healthcare Leadership Alumna
"I advise those with clinical certifications to enroll in the UofL Healthcare Leadership program to earn a bachelor's degree that is complementary to their work. The professors associated with this program genuinely want their students to be successful and are willing to talk through challenging coursework to ensure complete comprehension. The OLL healthcare leadership program was life changing for me."

Amy Moore

Amy Moore
B.S. Healthcare Leadership Alum
"After spending 8 years in the healthcare field and not having opportunities to expand my horizons, I began looking for a degree program that would kickstart my career and allow me to achieve the goals I had set for myself. When searching for programs, this particular one landed in my lap and it was the perfect fit for my goals and I knew I would not have to spend years trying to obtain a degree. The Organizational Leadership Development and Learning program has a competency-based learning format that not only allows you to use your work experience as credit hours, but also focuses on important skills it takes to be a leader and excel at it. After being paired with the best success coach I could have asked for, Saundra Kimberlain, I was then invited on a journey that ultimately placed me in a career and position I can move forward in and I’m excited to see where the rest of the journey takes me to. I highly recommend this program to all of my peers that are ready to fast-track their education and achieve their career goals in half the time of a traditional degree program."

Tammy Weber

Tammy Weber, CVLT, COA, OSC
B.S. Healthcare Leadership Alum
"I returned to school at 49 with the goal to graduate at 50 through the Flex Enrollment Option. With the incredible amount of support that I received from everyone at U of L, I was able to graduate 1 month prior to my 50th birthday."