Our online degree programs are designed for busy working adults just like you – intentionally structured to allow you to balance work, life and other commitments. As a student of ACU Online, you are part of a vibrant, virtual, Christ-centered community.
Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire undergraduate degree.
About the Program
ACU’s online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration allows you to build on your existing healthcare experience or make a career change. This program focuses on three areas: leadership and ethics; the healthcare system; and technical and foundational competencies.
With this degree, you’ll have the knowledge and skillset to stand out to future employers.
All the Details on Your Degree
Through a Christian worldview, you will gain the fundamental skills and expertise to navigate this rapidly changing industry. Our Public and Community Health and Change Management degree tracks allow you to customize your program based on your area of interest. Upon completion of this degree, you can pursue a Master of Healthcare Administration, Public Health, or even an MBA.
Total: 120 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours
Major: 64 hours (up to 22 hours in electives)
Survey of Community and Public Health Issues
Innovation & Trends in Healthcare
Healthcare Leadership and Relationship Management
Healthcare Quality & Safety
Upcoming Start Dates
June 28, 2022
August 23, 2022
Common Job Titles
Medical and Health Services Manager
Health Information Manager
Community Services Director
Healthcare Executive Assistant
Healthcare Human Resources Manager
The healthcare industry is constantly changing. From new payer models, laws, and regulations to clinical advances and emerging technologies, healthcare administrators must be prepared to respond and lead through change. The Change Management concentration provides strategies and tools for healthcare managers to navigate the rapidly evolving healthcare industry. Students will select from courses in change management theory, crisis management in organizations, healthcare communication campaigns, conflict management in healthcare, and decision making in organizations.
Public and Community Health
The Public and Community Health concentration introduces students to population and public health theory and practices that contribute to the wellbeing of their communities and healthcare organizations. Introductory courses in Epidemiology, Global Public Health, and Health Disparities examine the many ways in which healthcare is so much more than what is found within the four walls of the hospital.
The General concentration offers broad exposure to the fields of healthcare administration and leadership. Students can customize their degree by selecting from courses in both the Public and Community Health and Change Management concentrations. This concentration allows students to identify courses specific to their individual interests and professional goals.
Meet the Program Director
Dr. Meghan Hope, Program Director, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration
Meghan Hope is an assistant professor and program director for ACU’s Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration programs. Meghan received her Juris Doctor with health law concentration from the University of Tulsa and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Midwestern State University. Meghan has more than a decade of expertise in the healthcare industry. Prior to joining ACU, she worked as a healthcare regulatory and operations consultant focusing on new hospital development, management, and reimbursement issues. Meghan has also served as an administrator in community-based and academic healthcare environments. Her research interests and passions include healthcare policy influences on management decisions and regulatory considerations in clinical research.
Meghan received her master’s online and has since developed a passion for the online learning experience. She loves the opportunity to form meaningful relationships with her students while helping them develop the leadership skills and industry expertise necessary for successful careers in healthcare administration.
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