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BS in Health Care Administration

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program gives students the opportunity to gain the skills with ideas and analysis needed to manage health care businesses. Read more about Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

School Offering Program:

Grand Canyon University

Program Prerequisites:

Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program should be interested in the leadership of health care organizations. specific program requirements may vary, applicants should be licensed health care professionals; they also should have earned an associate's degree.

Program Description:

Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program is designed especially for students who wish to progress into supervisor positions in health care businesses and groups. Students have the opportunity to learn how to build teams from a variety of health-care-related areas and guide them through planning and decision-making processes. Students take courses in areas of human resources, finance and information management, strategic planning, quality growth and control, and marketing. They also have the chance to study management strategies. The program culminates with a capstone project that allows students to demonstrate what they have learned.

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length:

120 credits

Financial Aid Available:

Federal financial aid, including loan, grants, and scholarships, is available to qualifying students. Students can find out about scholarships and other financial aid opportunities from a Grand Canyon University Enrollment Counselor.

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Required Courses for a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration:

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

Health Care Administration Major

  • HLT 305: Legal and Ethical Principles in Health Care (4 credits)
  • HLT 205: Health Care Systems and Transcultural Health Care (4 credits)
  • HCA 255: Health Policy and Economic Analysis (4 credits)
  • HCA 240: Health Care Accounting and Billing (4 credits)
  • HCA 360: Health Information Technology and Management (4 credits)
  • HLT 302: Spirituality and Christian Values in Health Care and Wellness (4 credits)
  • HCA 450: Quality in Health Care (4 credits)
  • HCA 455: Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Health Care (4 credits)
  • HCA 460: Operations and Risk Management in Health Care (4 credits)
  • HCA 465: Health Care Administration and Management (4 credits)
  • BIO 365: Biomedical Statistics (4 credits)
  • HLT 364: Research and Communication Techniques in Health Care and Science (4 credits)
  • HCA 470: Strategic Planning and Implementation in Health Care (4 credits)
  • HLT 497: Professional Capstone Project (4 credits)

General Education

  • University Foundations (4 credits)
  • Effective Communication (9-12 credits)
    • Includes at least 3 credits in English grammar or composition
  • Christian Worldview (4 credits)
  • Critical Thinking (11-12 credits)
    • Includes at least 3 credits in college-level mathematics
  • Global Awareness, Perspectives, and Ethics (6-8 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

After graduating from Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and working for two years, students can choose to earn the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) designation, which is a board certification from the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). Additionally, if students wish to move into more responsible positions or larger facilities, they might find that earning a master's degree is helpful.

Master's degree options for graduates include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Science in Health Care Administration
  • Master of Science in Health Policy and Administration
  • Master of Business Administration in Health Care Administration
  • Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy

Career Paths:

Graduates of Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration may have gained skills in managed care, economics of health care, health information systems, health research, and many other areas. These skills often open up two career branches for graduates. First, they could pursue a position as the administrator of a whole facility. These facilities may be long-term care, doctors' offices, hospitals, insurance companies, or other kinds of health-related organizations. Second, students can pursue work as the administrator of a specific department in a health-related organization. These departments can include finance and accounting, human resources, marketing, or policy analysis.

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