Mission Statement

The Health Care Administration would prepare students to enter management practice in a health care setting. The program prepares students for management positions in a wide variety of health care settings and facilities including, but not limited to, medical practices, hospitals, home-health organizations, health departments, and nursing homes.

Degree Requirements

The School of Health & Behavioral Sciences offers students who have completed an Associate's Degree in an Allied Health field to continue their education with the Bachelor of Technical Studies (BTS) - Applied Health Care Administration (2 + 2 Program). Students who have not completed an Allied Health Associate's Degree but are interested in the Health Care Administration field, have the opportunity to major in Business Management with a Minor in Health Care Administration. See the School of Business’ Business Management section for more information about this program.

The 2+2 program is designed to provide health care professionals with an associate degree from an accredited institution, an opportunity to complete a bachelor degree in Health Care Administration by completing 42 credit hours of specified courses and 18 general education credit hours (please refer to the listed degree requirements). The majority of the courses in the HCA BTS Program are offered online allowing convenient degree completion for the working professional.

The Applied Health Care Administration BTS degree is offered through the School of Health & Behavioral Sciences and consists of:

  • A minimum of forty-eight (42) credit hours in core courses.
  • A minimum of eighteen (18) hours of general education hours for completion of the required General Education Program.
  • A minimum of thirty-three (33) credit hours at the 300/400 level.
  • A maximum of 125 total credit hours necessary to graduate with a BTS degree in HCA (based on an associate degree with a minimum of 65 hours).

Job Opportunities With This Program

 

Graduates of this program might find themselves managing an entire facility, specialize in managing a specific clinical area of department, or managing a medical practice for a group of physicians.  Employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.  According to the U.S.. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of medical and health services managers was $98.350 in 2017.

 

Bachelor of Technical Studies Applied Health Care Administration (2+2 Program) (50513)

DescriptionCredits
Associate Degree in related health care profession65
DescriptionCredits
General Education must include:
MTH 21404 (TM) Introductory Probability and Statistics4
PSY 11103 (TM) General Psychology3
PHR 21403 Medical Ethics3
Total General Education hours18
DescriptionCredits
Business core required courses
ACC 11403 Principles of Accounting I3
ACC 12403 Principles of Accounting II3
BM 20403 Principles of Management3
Total Business Core hours9
DescriptionCredits
Major Area required courses
BM 31403 Human Resource Management3
BM 44503 Project Management3
BM 46403 Operations Management3
COM 33103 Health Communication3
FIN 35403 Financial Administration of Health Care Facilities3
HCA 31104 Fundamentals of Health Care4
HCA 31204 Administration of Acute Care Facilities4
HCA 31303 Population Health3
HCA 41104 Concepts in Acute Care Facilities4
HCA 41203 Health Care and the Aging Patients3
Total Major Area hours33
Total required hours for degree125

Healthcare Administration: Professional Certificate (92212) & Minor (30335)

DescriptionCredits
Professional Certificate
BM 10403 Introduction to Business3
BM 20403 Principles of Management3
PHR 21403 Medical Ethics3
HCA 21104 Fundamentals of Health Care4
HCA 21204 Administration of Acute Care Facilities4
Total Credit Hours17
DescriptionCredits
Minor
Professional Certificate17
HCA 41104 Concepts in Acute Care Facilities4
HCA 41203 Health Care and the Aging Patients3
Total Credit Hours27

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