January 2021 Undergraduate Catalog 
    Feb 26, 2021  
January 2021 Undergraduate Catalog

Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

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Program Description

This program prepares students with the foundational skills and knowledge necessary for entry-level management positions in healthcare. The program combines a foundation of technical coursework in a healthcare discipline with a management curriculum to be successful in managing in a healthcare environment. Many students enter into this bachelor’s degree program after having completed a certificate, diploma, or associate’s program in a healthcare discipline. Students who have not completed all the requirements of a healthcare program may complete coursework by taking individual healthcare courses drawn from Herzing University’s healthcare programs. All students complete the same management curriculum to prepare them to manage in the healthcare industry.

Program Outcomes

Upon completion of their program, the student should be able to:

1. Articulate theories and principles of health care management.

2. Articulate management principles to functional areas of health care.

3. Identify determinants and measurements of health and disease in epidemiology, public health, promotion of health, and disease prevention.

4. Identify unique characteristics of law and ethics in health services.

5. Apply management skills to leadership concepts.

6. Compare health services organizations and delivery structures, functions, and professionals.

Potential Occupational Titles

Potential occupational titles for this program include, but are not limited to, office manager, program manager, clinical director, and practice administrator.

Program Content

A minimum of 120.00 semester credit hours is required for graduation.

Required Management Core Courses

All courses, 6.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Required Courses in Healthcare Administration

All courses, 38.00 semester credit hours, are required.

Elective Healthcare Credits

A minimum of 35.00 semester credit hours is required from a combination of healthcare electives and/or credits transferred from the core (non-general education) courses of a healthcare-related associate or diploma program. Students not transferring in 35.00 semester credit hours in healthcare courses may make up the difference with elective courses in healthcare and general electives.

►Transfer Credits in Healthcare

All core courses may be transferred from a healthcare-related program to satisfy this requirement. Selection or transfer of courses will be in consultation and with the approval of the student’s academic advisor. Note: General education transfer credits are applied under general education.

Associate or diploma programs from which healthcare courses may be accepted include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Dental Administrative Services
  • Dental Assisting
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Health Care Management
  • Health Information Management
  • Insurance Billing and Coding Specialist
  • Medical Assisting Services
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Medical Office Administration
  • Nursing ♦
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Patient Care Technician
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiologic Technology
  • Surgical Technology

♦  Special Note for Herzing University Practical Nursing Diploma ProgramsEach course in the following Herzing University practical nursing diploma programs is accepted for full credit towards the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program.

  • Diploma in Practical Nursing—Birmingham
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing—Akron/Brookfield/Kenosha
  • Diploma in Practical Nursing—Orlando/Tampa

   ◊  Concentration Elective Courses in Healthcare Administration

Students have the option to complete courses from the following leadership and managed care concentration areas (these elective courses may be used to fulfill the available 35.00 healthcare elective hours):

Leadership Concentration

Managed Care Concentration

Required Capstone or Internship

A minimum of 3.00 semester credit hours are required.

  • Semester Credit Hours: 3.00
  • Semester Credit Hours: 3.00 * / **
  •  * Online students in some states may not be allowed to take this internship due to state restrictions.

    ** Enrollment in a student readiness training is required four terms prior to internship course. Successful completion of training is required prior to internship course enrollment.

Required Courses in General Education

Students enrolled in this bachelor’s degree must complete a minimum of 36.00 semester credit hours in general education distributed among the following disciplines. Refer to the General Education section of the catalog for specific information about courses within each discipline.

12.00 Semester Credit Hours in Communications

  9.00 Semester Credit Hours in Humanities

  6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Mathematics

  6.00 Semester Credit Hours in Social and Behavioral Sciences

  3.00 Semester Credit Hours in Science

Personal and Professional Development Courses

2.00 semester credit hours are required.

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