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Bachelor's degree

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

4 years

Approximate Program Length

120

Total Credits

$398

Cost per Credit

Online & campus

Format

Start when you're ready

Register by: Apr 6, 2022

The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA) Program is designed to integrate a framework of general education courses with a health care curriculum that prepares the graduate with the foundational knowledge needed to enter today's challenging health industry. The BSHA curriculum addresses the basic body of knowledge, understanding, and skills identified as relevant to an ever expanding and diverse health care arena. Coursework includes content in some of the following areas- management, finance, legal and ethical parameters, risk and quality management, human resources, and information systems. Upon completion of the core curriculum health care students have the opportunity to select an area of focus that is designed to expand their professional opportunities.

  • Business Management

  • Communications

  • Compliance

  • Finance

  • Health Administration

  • Information Management

  • Leadership

  • Management

  • Professionalism

  • Quality Management

  • Strategic Planning

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A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program

Courses

1

Course at a time

5

Weeks per course

10

Courses per year

Schedule

Both the on-campus and online healthcare administration degrees feature the same courses, and your academic advisor will help you schedule them.

If you are located in Phoenix, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at the Phoenix campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

*During COVID-19, while campus is temporarily closed, your campus classes will be held virtually so you can get face-to-face learning at home.

What you'll learn

When you earn your Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Evaluate a health care organization from a market-based perspective.
  • Evaluate financial and economic issues in the health care industry.
  • Evaluate the application of risk and quality management concepts in the health care industry.
  • Analyze the utilization and application of technology within a health care organization.
  • Evaluate management and adaptable leadership skills in the health care industry.
  • Evaluate the impact of legal and regulatory requirements on the delivery of health care.

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree?

A BSHA can help prepare you to be a: 

  • Health manager
  • Office manager (GM)
  • Practice administrator
32 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2020 and 2030. 

Career Services for Life®

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.

Tuition

Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

We’ve expanded our $1M scholarship commitment

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

Your prior credits can cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree to help you graduate in as little as a year.

75%

Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Faculty & Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), hlcommission.org. Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty

26

Average years of industry experience

32

Directors of Services

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

I’m the grittiest person. And so are our students.”

Christopher Wilson

Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Health Professions

FAQ

Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree

A Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree can prepare you for administrative roles in various industries related to healthcare. This includes pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, hospitals, clinics and doctor’s and dental offices.

The job potential with your Bachelor of Science in Health Administration includes Medical and Health Services Managers – a role experiencing a 32% growth, much faster than average.

Learn more about Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

A Bachelor of Science in Health Administration prepares you for careers such as medical and health service managers, which have an estimated salary range of $79-143k. Salary ranges for medical and health services managers reflect the 25th-75th percentile for the occupation in Arizona, as reported by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS).

Get the details on Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

A BHSA degree prepares you for managing or directing at medical facilities to improve overall efficiency. The demand for healthcare administrators is high. The BLS projects 32% job growth through 2029. According to BLS, the median annual wage for medical and health services managers is $104,000 as of May 2020.

 

Get the details on Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

A BHSA degree takes approximately 4 years to complete. However, you may be able to complete your degree sooner if you transfer credits from another institution or earn credits for your work or life experience. Prior eligible credits from an allied health associate’s degree could cover up to 75% of your costs.

 *The Health Information Systems elective track educationally prepares you to sit for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) exam.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.

Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projections are not specific to University of Phoenix students or graduates.