Health Care Administration Bachelor's Degree

Health Care Administration Bachelor's Degree

Health Care Administration Bachelor's Degree

  • Start now; complete your degree 100% online in as few as 18 months*.
  • Learn from faculty with extensive health care and business management experience.
  • Accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission 
  • Ranked in the top tier in our category by U.S. News & World Report.

*Time to completion varies based on previous academic experience and units required. 60 transferable units needed to start major coursework.

The online Health Care Administration degree program at Fresno Pacific University builds on solid principles of business management, resource allocation, policy-making and law to provide the practical skills needed to develop and manage health care procedures, policies and professional standards.

You learn from experienced health care professionals – many of whom have earned the highest degree in the field. This means you are nurtured and encouraged by mentors committed to delivering a well-rounded and industry-respected health care education.

Upon completion, you should be able to critically analyze contemporary health care issues, employ effective practices related to cultural diversity in health care settings, demonstrate effective communication skills, and articulate and apply Christian perspectives in the health care field.

Health Care Administration Bachelor's Degree Career Opportunities

Specific high-growth health care administration careers include:

- Health insurance specialist           - Ambulatory services manager

- Community service manager       - Hospital administrator

- Practice/clinic manager                 - Provider network director

- Nursing home administrator        - Outpatient care supervisor

Admissions Requirements

  • Online application and $40 application fee
  • Two years' post-secondary experience
  • 60 transferable baccalaureate-level units to start major
  • 2.4 Minimum GPA
    • Students below a 2.4 GPA can submit a petition, resume, letter of recommendation and letter of explanation for consideration
  • Official high school transcripts or GED, as well as official transcripts from all colleges attended
Health Care Administration Curriculum

The following courses are required as part of your 41-unit Health Care Administration Bachelor's Degree.

BIB 314 Jesus and the Christian Community 3 Units

The foundational course for all undergraduate students at FPU, focusing on Jesus, his teachings, the community he founded and the early years of the Christian movement. More than simply a traditional Bible class, it provides students with both academic and practical opportunities for learning and growth within the broader community of the Degree Completion program. The interactive approach to learning moves students beyond knowledge and understanding to doing, living and being.

HC 310 Health Care in the United States 3 Units

Provides an overview of contemporary health care organizations and health care policies. Case studies address health care finance and the impact of insurance sectors on health care delivery. Pro-active health maintenance topics are considered including preventive health underserved populations and population health issues.

HC 315 Health Care Terminology 1 Unit

Coursework includes a full review of health care terminology, from word origins to their application incorporating correct terminology in the health care setting. These settings may include, but are not limited to, administration, medicine, nursing, laboratory, radiology, dietary, education, long-term care and specialty clinics. 

HC 320 Health Care Law, Regulations and Ethics 3 Units

Ethical considerations and decision-making are introduced and reinforced through a series of health-system case studies. Professional codes of health care ethics are used as templates for addressing contemporary issues through group discussions. Students examine the intersection between law and ethics related to the health care system. Patient confidentiality mandates are explored, as well as socially challenging issues. Provider liability and a review of applicable laws, rules and regulations are also included. 

HC 330 Evidence Based Health Care 3 Units

Use evidence-based research in health care institutions to identify tools and strategies to improve performance. Quality and value of life considerations are contrasted with quantitative information. 

HC 340 Social Determinants of Health 3 Units

Students are introduced to social and behavioral health determinants through social and behavioral change models. Community health concerns and the intersections between nature/nurture risks and change dynamics are addressed. Population health and community needs (homeless, underserved, indigent, culturally diverse populations, etc.) are discussed. 

HC 350 Health Care Administration Project I 1 Unit

Individual Project Preparation. Students examine individual challenges and opportunities in health care administration professions through a series of self-assessment exercises. Addresses both personal and professional goals for health care administration professional advancement plans that will be developed in HC-430 HCA Project II.

BIB 446 Biblical Perspectives for Health Care 3 Units

This course is a unique blend of study in the Bible with an eye toward key aspects related to being "the people of God." As such, it is neither strictly Bible survey, nor merely a topics course. Texts cover a range of literature, styles and time periods representative of biblical material as a whole, and explore topics key to understanding the dynamics of community living and aspects of healing and wholeness in these texts. Themes include community origins, ordering, leadership, fragmentation, coherence, and power.

HC 400 Conflict Resolution in Health Care 3 Units

Health care environments are often full of conflict. This course explores the Anabaptist principles of peacemaking and provides a framework for conflict resolution and strategies to achieve conflict transformation in organizations. 

HC 410 Global Diversity 3 Units

Assesses students' competencies with global diversity related to health care delivery, including culturally based beliefs and practices. Students develop and implement personalized plans for increasing their cultural awareness and competence to function effectively in diverse health care settings across social constructs. 

HC 450 Health Care Systems Administration and Information Technology 3 Units

The fit between community needs and health care organizations is addressed. The intersections between management principles, contemporary health care systems and related economic concepts and principles are analyzed. Health care management case studies provide background material for analysis. The role of health information technology is explored.

HC 420 Grief, Trauma and Emergency Preparedness 3 Units

Prepares students to address natural, technological and man-made disasters. The roles and responsibilities are identified and students review current trauma resources and interventions. The stages of grief are addressed.

HC 430 Health Care Administration Project II 3 Units

Individual Project Preparation. Students develop individual projects for health care administration professions, under the supervision of faculty mentors. Final projects are congruent with students’ identified professional goals and market trends. Tangible projects lead toward health care administration professional goal identification and attainment.

HC 440 Health Care Leadership 3 Units

Leadership theories pertinent to the health care industry are reviewed in detail. Students identify personal styles that can be aligned with effective theories to offer leadership and management promise in their career goals in health care establishments. Includes both personal leadership, critical thinking skills and the organizational structures of health care organizations. 

HC 480 Health Care Research Design 3 Units

Capstone Project. Students learn and demonstrate effective research design and evidence-based practice. Qualitative, quantitative and comparative designs are addressed. Students choose and implement one design method, effectively gathering data, interpreting and analyzing their findings and producing recommendations based on their results.