Health Administration Online Degree
Bachelor of Science in Health Administration
The variety of courses offered in this online health administration program provides the necessary foundation and framework for growth and success as a health care administrator.
Required Credits: 128
Preparing Tomorrow's Health Care Leaders!
The online Health Administration major prepares students for administrative positions in a wide range of health care organizations. The program provides individuals who have some health care experience, even at the entry level, with the skills necessary to move into supervisory or management positions in many health care organizations. The variety of courses offered provides the necessary foundation and framework for growth and success as a health care manager or administrator.
As health care organizations continue to grow more complex, having a degree in health administration becomes more and more essential for success.
With this program you have considerable flexibility to individualize your studies in order to meet your specific career needs! This program integrates general education courses with courses specific to health care administration, to prepare you to:
- Understand the conceptual framework for the provision of health services
- Successfully meet the demands of supervisory and management positions
- Develop health care leadership competencies
- Integrate management, financial, human resource and ethical concepts as they apply to health care management.
- Curriculum designed to prepare students for positions throughout health care
- Courses that allow students to incorporate their prior experience or current work into the course content
- Flexible online format that allows you to study at your own schedule, at your own pace and at your own location.
- Faculty with experience in, and current knowledge of, the field of health administration
- Fast track to the Master of Health Administration degree program
- No on-campus residency required; optional two-week summer sessions on lakeside campus to accelerate degree.
Staying active in industry associations helps to strengthen the curriculum in our long-term care administration programs. The college holds memberships in:
- American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA) - Individual membership by the program director and others
- American College of Health Care Executives (ACHE) - Individual membership (fellow) by the program director, assistant program director and some course instructors
- American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) - Individual membership by the program director
- Catholic Health Association - organizational membership
- National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards - Individual membership by the assistant program director
- Council for Higher Education Accreditation - Organizational Membership
You may apply for and be granted admission status at any time during the year, regardless of program choice.
You must be a graduate of an accredited public or private high school, have passed a GED examination, or provide proof of completion of a GED equivalent, or must have completed a state-approved high school diploma through home schooling.
Students must have completed high school with an average grade of "C" or better, have a standard 2.0 or better for GED students or show college credit with a cumulative grade point of 2.0 or better for admission to an undergraduate degree program. Students who do not meet the cumulative grade point standard may be conditionally accepted and required to take specific introductory course work and complete it with a grade of 2.0 or better, prior to consideration of formal acceptance.