Program Overview

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.

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    Program Details

    Degree Level: Bachelor

    Delivery Format: 100% Online

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    Accreditation & Licensing

    Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges


    School Overview

    Tennessee State University is a public university located in Nashville, Tennessee, that was established in 1912 as the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School. In 1922, the Agricultural and Industrial State Normal School was transformed into a four-year teachers college. Due to the increase in growth, the school received university status in 1951 and the university changed its name to Tennessee State University in 1968.

    Tennessee State University is a comprehensive, co-educational university that offers associate's, bachelor’s, master's, and doctoral degrees from the following colleges and schools:

    • Agriculture, Human, and Natural Sciences
    • Business
    • Education
    • Engineering
    • Graduate Studies and Research
    • Health Sciences
    • Liberal Arts
    • Life and Physical Sciences
    • Public Service

    In addition to traditional academic offerings, Tennessee State University also offers a variety of online programs at the undergraduate, graduate, and professional licensure levels.


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