Kaplan University

BS in Healthcare Administration

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program is designed to prepare students to pursue entry-level administration positions in hospitals, clinics, and other health care settings. Read more about Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

School Offering Program:

Kaplan University

Degree Level:

Bachelor of Science

Program Description:

Students enrolled in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program could develop foundational health care administrator knowledge and skills. Curriculum is designed to familiarize students with core disciplines of health care administration, including important processes in the operation and management of medical facilities. Students have the opportunity to study research methods and applications that can prove useful in administrator roles. The program focuses on professional skills students could use to pursue entry-level administration jobs with an eye toward growing into leadership positions.

Learning Format:


Program Length/ Total Credits Required:

180 credits. Kaplan University defines an academic year as the time in which a full-time student is expected to complete three terms of instructional time. Full-time students are expected to complete at least 36 credit hours within the academic year.

Financial Aid:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include military aid and federal, state, and private lending programs.

Tuition, Financial Aid & Start Dates

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

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

Major Requirements

  • HA 255: Human Resources for Health Care Organizations (5 credits)
  • HS 100: Introduction to Health Science (5 credits)
  • HS 230: Health Care Administration (5 credits)
  • PU 120: Introduction to Public Health (5 credits)
  • 100/200-level: Major Electives (20 credits)
  • HA 405: Leadership and Ethics in Health Care (6 credits)
  • HA 415: Health Care Policy and Economics (6 credits)
  • HA 425: Operational Analysis and Quality Improvement (6 credits)
  • HI 300: Information Technology and Systems for Health Care (6 credits)
  • HS 305: Research Methods for Health Sciences (6 credits)
  • HS 310: Epidemiology and Biostatistics (6 credits)
  • HS 410: Organization and Management for Health Care (6 credits)
  • HS 440: Finance for Health Care (6 credits)
  • HS 450: Strategic Planning and Organizational Development for Health Care (6 credits)
  • HA 499: Bachelor's Capstone in Health Care Administration (6 credits)

Core Requirements and Electives

  • 100/200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
  • 100/200-level: Mathematics Course (5 credits)
  • 200-level: Communication Course (5 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Arts and Humanities Course (6 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Physical Science Course (6 credits)
  • 300/400-level: Social Science Course (6 credits)
  • Open Electives (47 credits)

Post Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program could develop knowledge to continue their education in master's and professional degree programs. These advanced studies could help enhance students' skills to broaden career opportunities or take on positions of greater responsibility. Some professional programs could help students prepare for licensing or certification examinations.*

Master and professional degree options for graduates could include but are not limited to:

  • Master of Health Care Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Health Informatics
  • Master of Health Sciences

Career Paths:

Students completing the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program have the opportunity to study important management and operations processes in place within health organizations. Graduates could develop skills to perform duties in administrator positions within hospitals, long-term care centers, insurance companies, and other settings.

Graduates of this program could pursue positions that include:

  • Health information administrator
  • Health promotion and fitness coordinator
  • Nursing home activities director
  • Hospital marketing administrator
  • Development coordinator