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Program Details

Students in the Professional Studies Bachelor degree program have the opportunity to earn the advanced education with a concentration on Health Administration. The BS in Health Administration degree is available to students through an innovative online learning format, designed to fit the schedules of non-traditional learners.

Health administration is a crucial dynamic in the healthcare industry, providing leadership, management, and administration skills in organizations such as hospitals, health care systems, and public health systems. Students in the health administration concentration may use the degree to enter the competitive job market with knowledge and understanding of health care fundamentals. The administration discipline intends to provide students with management and leadership skills demanded by professional institutions supplementing the medical staff in non-patient duties. Administrators may be either general or specific in the tasks they complete. Generalists are trained individuals responsible for managing an entire facility. Specialists are individuals responsible for the strategic and efficient operation of a critical and specific department such as policy analysis, finance, accounting, budgeting, human resources, or marketing.

Students in the BS in Health Administration program must complete at least 120 credit hours, comprised of general education courses, professional development courses, core Health Administration courses, and electives. Students will focus their Health Administration education on studying health care research methods, nursing leadership and management, current trends and issues in healthcare, community development, and international healthcare.

Graduates earning the Health Administration degree may be able to enter the professional arena of healthcare with the confidence to ensure specific outcomes are attained, individual departments perform efficiently, employees are placed within acceptable and challenging positions as well as meeting expectations. Modern health and medicine practices offer careers within advanced organizations providing all levels of patient care. Students wishing to earn additional degrees and pursue further careers in the healthcare field are subject to strict legal, credentialing and licensing standards established by national, state, and local governing agencies.

Accreditation & Licensing

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges