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BS in Healthcare Administration

As the healthcare industry continues to change, the need for skilled administrators has never been greater. ECPI University's Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program is designed to prepare students for entry-level management positions in the healthcare industry. Keep reading to learn more about the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program at ECPI University.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science with a concentration in Healthcare Administration

School Offering Program:

ECPI University

Degree Level:

Bachelor's

Program Prerequisites:

Students must already have their high school diploma or GED prior to enrolling in ECPI University's Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program. They must also receive a passing score on the admissions test.

Program Description:

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program at ECPI University gives students the opportunity to learn about accounting, management, organizational leadership, and financial management. This program is also designed to teach:

  • Healthcare administration
  • Human resources management
  • Ethics and research
  • Health information systems
  • Global healthcare
  • Healthcare delivery systems

Students must complete a healthcare capstone course and could select a concentration in acute care or long-term care. This program also includes courses in biology, communications, economics, English, humanities, math, psychology, and sociology.

Learning Format:

Online or On-Campus (please contact ECPI University for program availability at a location near you)

Total Credits Required:

121 credits

Financial Aid:

Eligible students could be able to receive financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, and loans. Consult with ECPI University for more information about financial assistance.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact ECPI University to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Arts and Sciences Courses (43 credits)

  • BIO 250: Epidemiology
  • COM 110: Principles of Speech
  • ECO 201: Macroeconomics
  • ECO 202: Microeconomics
  • ENG 110: English Composition
  • ENG 120: Advanced Composition
  • ENG 210: Critical Thinking
  • HUM 205: Culture & Diversity
  • HLT 101: Nutrition
  • MTH 131: College Algebra
  • MTH 140: Statistics
  • PSY 105: Introduction to Psychology
  • SOC 101: Introduction to Sociology
  • CAP 480: Arts & Science Capstone
  • ACT 090: CAAP

Self-Integration Courses (7 credits)

  • COR 191: Career Orientation
  • IST 120: Computer Applications
  • FOR 112: College Orientation

Core Courses (58 credits)

  • ACC 160: Principles of Accounting I
  • ACC 161: Principles of Accounting II
  • BUS 122: Principles of Business & Management
  • BUS 303: Organizational Leadership & Management
  • BUS 328: Business Process Improvement
  • BUS328L: Six Sigma
  • HCA 200: Healthcare Marketing
  • HCA 300: Healthcare Administration
  • HCA 305: Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration
  • HCA 310: Healthcare Administration Ethics
  • HCA 330: Long-Term Care Across the Continuum
  • HCA 400: Health Information Systems
  • HCA 410: Human Resource Management in Healthcare
  • HCA 420: Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • HCA 422: Managing Crisis in Community Settings
  • HCA 430: Financial Management & Managed Care in Healthcare Organizations
  • HCA 440: Healthcare Research & Evidence-based Practice
  • HCA 470: Global Healthcare
  • HCA 490: Capstone in Healthcare Administration
  • LTC 300: Long-Term Care Environment

Acute Care Track Concentration Courses (13 credits)

  • BUS 472: Applied Project Management
  • BUS 472L: Applied Project Management Lab
  • HCA 450: Public Health
  • HCA 320: Healthcare Administration Externship I
  • HCA 480: Healthcare Administration Externship II

Long-Term Care Track Concentration Courses (13 credits)

  • LTC 310: Domains of Care I
  • LTC 320: Long-Term Care Administration Externship I
  • LTC 330: Domains of Care II
  • LTC 480: Long-Term Care Administration Externship II
  • LTC 482: Review for National LTC Exam

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Career Paths:

Graduates could seek entry-level management positions within the healthcare industry. Their work could include overseeing long-term care facilities, community health programs, doctors' offices, or hospital departments.

Positions graduates could be interested in include but are not limited to:

  • Assistant Administrator
  • Health Information Manager
  • Health Services Manager
  • Healthcare Administrator
  • Healthcare Executive
  • Medical Services Manager

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