Clinical Practice Management
Welcome to the homepage for the Master of Science, Clinical Practice Management! My
name is Nick Coppola and I am the Director of our Program. I am excited and pleased
you have taken the time to review information about our program.
Our Vision is to be the graduate degree of choice for working healthcare professionals.
Our Mission is to provide practicing patient care providers and administrators with relevant,
creditable and practical skills that will allow our graduates to excel as leaders,
supervisors and managers in their organizational environment.
Our Objective is to help our students advance professionally, become more successful in their current
job, and obtain positions of greater responsibility in the healthcare setting.
Our Goal is to be both professors and mentors in the degree experience and professional development
As a degree seeking student, you may be overwhelmed with the myriad of healthcare
degrees available for you to pursue. If you work in the healthcare field, you may
be considering a traditional MBA, MHA, or an alternative MS healthcare degree. Our
36 credit degree program is unique in the healthcare field as our program has specific
emphasis on practice management, coding & billing, compliance, ambulatory care, business
case analysis, data base management, and small practice strategy that will assist
the patient care provider or administrator in becoming successful in the challenging
world of healthcare in the ambulatory setting.
Our interdisciplinary core and adjunct faculty come from the practicing world of healthcare.
We are comprised of board certified hospital executives, patient safety, risk management
and hospital quality experts, physicians, physical therapists and federal sector healthcare
executives. We are all experienced healthcare leaders who came to university life
after decades of practical patient care and administrative hospital experience. Our
faculty possess the life skills and experiences necessary to make you successful in
both your graduate education and your own organizational environment. Our goal is
to become both your mentors and professors in your academic and professional advancement.
Our degree is entirely on-line and distance-based. The flexibility of our program
allows the working healthcare professional with a full time job, full time family
and other full time responsibilities the ability to go to school and increase their
professional and personal education at their own discretion. Our faculty are experienced
adult educators who will work with students to ensure the degree is completed. Based
on any transfer credit, students may be able to complete our degree in as little as
I encourage prospective students to visit our program's audio and visual power-point
presentation for more detailed information. Additionally, please feel free to contact me personally,
Dr. M. Nicholas Coppola, PhD, MHA, FACHE, Program Director and Associate Professor
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call me at 806-743-2260.
For TTUHSC School of Allied Health to offer online courses in a state other than Texas,
TTUHSC must first comply with that state's requirements. These requirements differ
from state to state, with requirements being more rigorous and expensive in some states
than others. TTUHSC is working to gain authorization to offer online courses in the
Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New York,
North Carolina, North Dakota, Tennessee, Washington and West Virginia
If your state is listed above, please contact the Office of Admissions and Student
Affairs (email@example.com or 806-743-3220) to inquire about the current status
of your state.