- Bachelor's Degree
- Minor in Health Administration
- Minor in Health Care Analytics
- Minor in Health Informatics
Health Administration is one of the fastest growing fields in the health care industry, and the demand for competent and experienced leaders will continue for the foreseeable future. Health administrators are needed in all areas of the health care industry, and in all health care organizations including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospice centers, rehab centers, health plans (insurance), health care consulting, and many more settings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the health care administration profession is likely to grow by about 23% by 2022, which is much faster than the national average for jobs generally.
Health care administrators serve as the backbone for virtually every medical facility and health care setting, working each day to minimize operating costs while maximizing efficiency. And as the demand for healthcare services soars in today’s fast-growing medical industry, so does the need for qualified health care administrators to manage the essential resources for delivering safe, effective, and high-quality patient care.
The Health Administration (HA) Undergraduate Program has been specifically designed to provide recent high school graduates and adult students with little or no college experience, a pathway into a career in the field of health administration. The traditional program is a 4-year pathway to graduating with a Bachelor's of Health Science.
The Health Administration Accelerated program is a three-year accelerated progression plan, within which students will complete 74 credit hours of General Education and Elective courses, and 48 credit hours of Health Administration core courses.
Students will also be required to complete a 120-hour guided internship which will introduce them to health care industry business processes and organizational dynamics common within multiple health care settings.
Online Completion Program
The Health Administration Completion program at Baptist University is well-suited for the busy working adult learner, who needs convenient course offerings that reflect the real-world aspects of leading and managing in today’s exciting health care industry. This program is offered completely online, and can be completed in 19 months.
Minor in Health Administration
A Minor in Health Administration is offered as an elective to all students enrolled at Baptist University, with the exception of those students who have declared a major in Health Administration. This minor consists of five health administration courses totaling 15 credit hours (9 hours required; 6 hours elective).
Minor in Health Care Analytics
A Minor in Health Care Analytics provides students with historical, current and predictive views of business operations using the concepts associated with Business Intelligence (BI). Students are introduced to the processes associated with planning, designing, building, populating, and maintaining a successful Data Warehouse (DW). A minor in Health Care Analytics will require the completion of the listed five courses (15 credit hours).
Minor in Health Informatics
The purpose of a Minor in Health Informatics is to prepare students - in a primarily nontechnical context – for the planning and utilization of health information technology and health informatics in conjunction with the professional arenas associated with their programs of study in allied health, biomedical sciences and nursing.
Why Health Administration at Baptist University?
Internship experiencesat local and regional inpatient and ambulatory settings.
Flexible delivery methods
Small class sizes
Curriculum designed to provide competency in communication, management practices, business knowledge and health care systems.
Special relationship with Baptist Memorial Health Care system
"Baptist Health Sciences University' health administration program provided me a positive experience and a successful foundation in health administration. I was equipped by experienced healthcare professionals that invested their knowledge, skilled practice and time leading me in the field of healthcare professionals. The passion and professionalism from the staff encouraged me to continue to pursue a Masters in Health Administration. I have recently been accepted into two top ten MHA programs in the nation. I am currently admitted to the #2 program in the nation where I will be attending in the fall of 2017. Thank you, Baptist University for believing and equipping me for success."
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