Online Health Care Administration Bachelor's Degree Program
What is a Career in Health Care Administration?
If your goal is become an integral part of the executive leadership team at hospitals, physicians’ offices and other health care organizations, our Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (BSHCA) at Pima Medical Institute can help you get there.
Health care administrators at the executive level see all facets of the business. They can help develop the policies and procedures that ensure an organization runs smoothly. They are key decision-makers and big-picture thinkers. They also often oversee managers and supervisors.
The BSHCA program is intended to develop critical thinking abilities, communication competence and leadership capacity with an advanced understanding of health care management services and delivery. Get the skills and training you need to be considered for career advancement in health care administration.
Bachelor’s Degree Program
The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration is a degree completion program designed for health care professionals. The program is offered online so that students can balance their personal and professional responsibilities while working to attain their degree
Health care professionals who enter the program will:
- Develop strategies to analyze behavioral, ethical and cultural trends that impact management in health care systems with diverse populations.
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate ethical, legal and regulatory policies.
- Demonstrate a mastery of core business theories as applied to health care systems.
Transfer of Credit (17 general education, 26 health science, 21 related credits)
|CPT 301||Microcomputer Applications||45||3.0|
|ENG 310||Technical Writing||45||3.0|
|BUS 215||Basic Accounting||60||4.0|
|HCA 310||Health Care Law and Compliance||45||3.0|
|Semester I Total||195||13.0|
|SOC 325||Culture and Human Diversity||45||3.0|
|PHI 301||Critical Thinking||45||3.0|
|HCA 430||Patient Information and Management||45||3.0|
|HCA 325||Leadership in Health Care Management||45||3.0|
|Semester II Total||225||15.0|
|MTH 310||Research Statistics||45||3.0|
|HCA 410||Long-Term Care||60||4.0|
|HCA 420||Managing Emergency Response Operations||60||4.0|
|HCA 440||Health Care Policy||45||3.0|
|Semester III Total||210||14.0|
|HCA 450||Health Insurance Reimbursement||45||3.0|
|HCA 460||Introduction to Public and Community Health||45||3.0|
|HCA 470||Quality Management||45||3.0|
|HCA 490||Professional Capstone||75||5.0|
|Semester IV Total||210||14.0|
Students looking to enroll in the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program must:
- Posses a high school diploma or recognized equivalency;
- Hold a health science associate degree;
- Have completed a total of 64 semester credits at the postsecondary level (including 17 general education credits and 26 health science credits).
For more information on eligibility requirements, please contact us.
Employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow faster than average. Job opportunities should be good especially for applicants with work experience in the health care field and strong business and management skills. In fact, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow much faster than average for all occupations through 2020.*
The BSHCA program takes just over one year (15 months) to complete. Contact us to see if you qualify.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Management/Medical-and-health-services-managers.htm/#tab-6