Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration
By pursuing your healthcare administration degree online, you can earn an education in a field that is dedicated to helping improve the lives of current and potential patients. When you earn your Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration degree from Ashford University, you prepare yourself to pursue a variety of healthcare administration positions. Learn the academic and professional skills needed to build a solid foundation for career mobility among healthcare professionals
What you will learn
Your bachelor’s in healthcare administration features an interdisciplinary and integrated learning approach, and explores health administration, regulation and financing, healthcare planning and health policy. You will also delve into the social, political, ethical, legal, and economic factors contributing to the complexity of the US healthcare system. Upon completion of your healthcare administration degree, you will be able to:
- Analyze the legal and ethical issues of healthcare systems
- Explore cultural and social-demographic variables influencing the delivery of healthcare services
- Examine the provision of healthcare services within a regulatory environment
- Analyze the major financing systems of the U.S. healthcare services
- Analyze the major forces driving change in the healthcare system
- Assess the major issues confronting community and public health services
- Apply the theoretical dimensions of leadership within the health care environment
Your Courses in Health Care Administration
Explore many facets of the rapidly expanding healthcare industry in your bachelor’s in healthcare administration. Your curriculum will encompass subjects like managing healthcare workers, community and public health, and health issues' social implications. Your coursework can also focus on the healthcare industry as it relates to business if you decide to add a specialization to your online healthcare administration degree. Explore the master's degree in healthcare administration to provide further focus to your studies.
To help students acclimate to the online classroom, you may be required to complete Introductory Course requirements. Learn more about Introductory Courses.
Major Course Requirements (36 credits, all courses are 3 credits.)
Specializations in Health Care Administration
In addition to your bachelor’s in healthcare administration major courses, you have the opportunity to delve into a wide variety of relevant specializations. These options can give you the opportunity to excel in a specific area or niche in the healthcare administration industry. A specialization consists of four (4), three (3) credit courses. Choose from the following specializations to take your:
Health Care Informatics Systems
Human Resources Management
Long-Term Care Management
BA in Health Care Administration
Discover the Ashford Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration. In this video, Associate Dean Dr. Laura Sliwinski explains what you can expect to learn during the degree program. Some of the key healthcare administration degree issues discussed include:
- Information Systems
Careers in Health Care Administration
Your study of the topics listed above can prepare you for a gratifying career in healthcare administration. You will find a wealth of opportunities within the healthcare industry. Take a look at your potential career options.
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Healthcare Administration Faculty & Support
Ashford’s qualified and distinguished healthcare administration faculty members are here to support you on your journey to earning your bachelor’s in healthcare administration. Many of the faculty members in Ashford’s healthcare administration program work or have worked in a range of healthcare systems and government agencies. Some professors still consult in healthcare organizations while they teach. You and your degree are given added value by having faculty and professors who have the necessary real word experience in healthcare administration.