- Bachelor's Degree
- Minor in Health Administration
- Minor in Health Informatics
Health administration is one of the most in demand health professions, with expected job growth exceeding 20% over the next five years. Health administrators plan, direct, and coordinate the delivery of health care services. Health administrators serve in a wide variety of health care industries including hospitals, provider practices, health departments, state and federal health care agencies, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, health insurance organizations and pharmaceutical companies.
Our program provides students with the academic foundation to operate, administer, and lead aspects of the health care industry and to attend graduate school. Students develop competencies in communication, health administration practices, information management, and team leadership. All students are required to attend in-person, on campus courses in professionalism and business methods, and to complete a 120-hour internship with a qualified preceptor.
This program prepares students with little or no college experience for a career in health administration and/or a graduate program in a health or health-related profession, including law, medicine, and business administration. Major courses are offered primarily through online synchronous learning two evenings per week. Students can anticipate completing the program in 4 years or through a 3-year accelerated track.
This program prepares students with 2 or more years of college experience (60 or more credits) for a career in health administration and/or a graduate program in a health or health-related profession, including law, public health, and business administration. Major courses are offered primarily through online synchronous learning two evenings per week. Students can anticipate completing the program in 5 to 6 trimesters.
Minor in Health Administration
A Minor in Health Administration is open to Baptist students except Health Administration majors. The minor enhances student knowledge and ability to perform the administrative functions and responsibilities in healthcare. The minor requires 15 credits.
Minor in Health Informatics
The Minor in Health Informatics is open to all Baptist students. The minor enhances student knowledge and ability to utilize health information technology and health informatics. The minor requires 15 credits.
Why Health Administration at Baptist University?
COHORT MODELDelivered using synchronous meetings with majority of major classes taken two evenings per week.
Low student-teacher ratioin a faith-based atmosphere.
Highly skilled research and practitioner facultywith extensive health administration experience.
ADVANCEMENTOpportunities to advance training through articulation agreements and accelerated 4+1 master degree options.
Connection to a diverse networkof peers and regional health care leaders.
Enhancement courses and minorsin long-term care administration, health informatics, and public health.
"BHSU provided me with an individualized, healthcare-specific, quality education that was immediately applicable to what I do daily. I feel prepared to be the driven, healthcare leader I’ve always wanted to be."
Graduates are prepared for graduate school and careers in a variety of health settings, including:
Inpatient care settings (e.g. hospitals, long-term care facilities)
Outpatient care settings (e.g. provider offices, diagnostic labs, surgery centers, rehabilitation practices)
Residential settings (e.g. nursing homes)
Governmental settings (e.g. local health departments, state and federal health care agencies)
Health care consulting (e.g., informatics, medical litigation support, accreditation)
Health service companies (e.g. pharmaceutical, insurance, durable medical equipment)