Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

The need for healthcare administrators is more important than ever. Healthcare is the largest segment of the United States economy, and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 18% growth for Medical and Health Services Managers through 2028.

The need for healthcare administrators is more important than ever. Healthcare is the largest segment of the United States economy, and the US Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts an 18% growth for Medical and Health Services Managers through 2028.

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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.

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Our Locked-In Tuition program guarantees you’ll pay the same price for your entire undergraduate degree.

About the Program

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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.

Program Structure

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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.

Required Hours

Total: 120 hours
University Requirements: 56 hours
Major: 64 hours (up to 22 hours in electives)

Example Coursework

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
Practice Administrator
Health Information Manager
Community Services Director
Healthcare Executive Assistant
Healthcare Human Resources Manager

Concentrations

Healthcare Administration, Change Management

Change Management

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.

 

 

Healthcare Administration, Public Health

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.

 

 

 

Healthcare Administration

General

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

Meghan Hope, Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

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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Student Spotlight: Summer Norment

After taking care of her grandmother throughout her childhood, Summer Norment has dreamed of opening her own long-term care facility. In order to reach that goal, she knew going back to school to earn a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration would be an opportunity worth investing in. Check out our latest spotlight to see how Summer is making her dreams a reality with the help of ACU Online.

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What Can You Do with a Healthcare Administration Degree?

“Healthcare is so much more than treating illness or disease. It is an opportunity to improve the lives of patients and the communities we serve.” – Meghan Hope, Program Director, BS in Healthcare Administration and Master of Healthcare Administration. Learn how our program recognizes this by incorporating tools and skills to address the changing healthcare landscape that you can start using right away.

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Making Your Community Healthier with a Degree Focused on Public Health

Healthcare is so much more than what happens within the four walls of a hospital. With our B.S. in Healthcare Administration specializing in Public and Community Health, you will explore ways to contribute to the wellbeing of your community as a healthcare leader. Learn more about this exciting degree in our blog post.

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Faculty Spotlight: Meghan Hope

A lot happens beyond the four walls of a hospital. For Meghan Hope, Program Director for Healthcare Administration programs at ACU Online, this was true throughout her education and continues to inspire her as she leads the next generation of healthcare professionals. Check out our latest blog to learn more about her story.

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To be considered for admission, students must:

  • Submit official high school and/or college transcripts.
  • Complete the online program application accompanied by a non-refundable processing fee.

Students are not required to submit ACT or SAT test scores.

Graduation Requirements: Students must earn a 2.0 GPA or higher to meet graduation requirements and complete at least 33 advanced hours.

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Abilene Christian University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, master’s and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Ga. 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of ACU.

Abilene Christian University enjoys a strong national reputation as one of the leading private Christian universities in the west and southwest, indicated by various ratings (such as U.S. News and World Report and other reports).