Curriculum for Traditional Courses
A total of 120 credit hours are required for the Bachelor of Health Services Administration. Students must complete 60 credit hours of lower division University Core Curriculum (including pre-requisite courses) and 60 credit hours of upper divisioncoursework that consists of foundation courses, core courses, integrative courses and electives.
Effective Fall 2023, applicants to the program will be granted FULL ADMISSION when they satisfy general FIU admissions criteria. Once admitted, students must complete the pre/corequisites listed below prior to enrolling in the Core Course HSA 4170 (Healthcare Financial Management) AND within one (1) year of admission. A minimum grade of “C” or higher is required for all courses. Students must follow regular University admission procedures and upon admission declare their specific major as Health Services Administration. Prior to enrolling in the Core Course HSA 4170 – Healthcare Financial Management, the completion of the Pre-/Co-requisites for HSA 4170, and the State Common Prerequisites with a “C” grade or higher must be met. All students must complete the FIU University Core Curriculum and BHSA program requirements to be eligible for graduation.
Principles of Microeconomics ECO 2023
Accounting for DecisionsACG 2021
Accounting for Planning and ControlACG 3301
Introduction to MicrocomputersCGS 2060
Statistics for the Health ProfessionalSTA 3145ORStatistics for Business and EconomicsSTA 2023 OR Introduction to StatisticsSTA 2122ORStatistics I STA 3111.
Foundation courses are pre-requisites to core courses. Studentmust earn a “C” or higher to count towards the online BHSA degree (18 credit hours):
Introduction to Health Services SystemsHSA 3111
Students examine the history and current functions of health and social services delivery systems in the United States. Focus is on the components, their interaction, and internal/external controls.
Leadership and Management for Health ProfessionalsHSA 3180
This course introduces students to an overview of the basics of leadership and management with an emphasis on the roles, functions, and skills necessary in the changing health care environment.
Prerequisite: HSA 3111 (corequisite)
Values, Ethics, and Conflict Resolution in Health and Urban AffairsHSA 4431
Explores individual and organizational values, related values, related theories, ethical systems and their influence on behavior of individuals in government agencies, law enforcement, and health care professions.
Cultural Competency in Health SciencesHSA 3412C
Focus on selected systems of beliefs and values of cultural groups to develop cultural competence to minimize barriers in healthcare.
Prerequisite or co-requisite HSA 3111
Communication Theory and Practice for Health ProfessionsHSC 3661
Theory and practice of effective communication for health care professionals. Emphasis on communication between healthcare provider-client; provider-provider; provider-family.
Prerequisite or Co-requisite: HSA 3111
Students must choose one of the 3 courses below:
Professional and Technical WritingENC 3213
Business and Professional CommunicationCOM 3110
Communication Skills for Policy and ManagementPAD 3438
Students must complete the Core courses with a “C” or higher (15 credit hours):
Quality and Evidence-Based Healthcare ServicesHSA 4700
This course incorporates basic research methods, processes, and models in analyzing research studies and incorporating current quality standards and evidence-based protocols into healthcare.
Prerequisites: HSA 3111, HSA 3180, ENC 3213 or COM 3110 or PAD3438
Communication and Information Technology for Healthcare Professionals HSA 4190
This online course assists the student in developing information and communication skills using the Internet. It demonstrates the use of technology in clinical practice, research and education.
Prerequisites: HSA 3180, HSC 3661
Healthcare Financial ManagementHSA 4170
This course is an introduction to economics and financial management in diverse healthcare organizations.
Prerequisites: HSA 3111, HSA 3180, ECO 2023, ACG 2021/3024, ACG 3301, CGS 2060, and STA 2122 or STA 3111, or STA 3145, or STA 2023. This course requires department consent.
Healthcare Organizational Behavior and Resource ManagementHSA 4110
This course is an analysis of organizational behavior and resource management, and the implications for leadership and management of healthcare systems.
Prerequisites: HSA 3111, HSA 3180
Legal Aspects of HealthcareHSA 4421
Corporate structure and legal liabilities of health care institutions and professionals is studied from a local, state, and federal regulatory position.
Prerequisites: HSA 3111, HSA 3180, ENC 3213 or COM 3110 or PAD 3438
Students must complete the Integrative courses with a “C” or higher (12 credit hours):
Program Planning and EvaluationHSA 4140
Basic concepts of planning and evaluation as the fundamental tools of program design and development are examined.
Prerequisites: HSA 4421, HSA 4700
Global Healthcare Systems and PolicyHSA 4150
Develop basic knowledge of Global healthcare systems and policies including healthcare outcomes, evidence-based practices, sociopolitical systems, and roles of various healthcare providers.
Prerequisites: HSA 3412C, HSA 4431, HSA 4421, HSA 4700
Healthcare Quality ManagementHSA 4192
Develop and evaluate healthcare quality management techniques including work systems, job analysis, space utilization, inventory control, and operations management.
Prerequisites/Co-requisites: HSA 4700, HSA 4190, HSA 4170, HSA 4110, and HSA 4421
Global Issues and Trends in HealthcareHSA 4113
Developing issues and trends involving global healthcare systems are analyzed to determine their impact on service, delivery, financing, quality measures, evidence-based practice, and accessibility.
Prerequisites: HSA 4431, HSA 3412C, HSC 3661, HSA 4170, HSA 4110, HSA4421, or department consent
Students must earn a “C” or higher to count towards the BHSA degree. Students are encouraged to consult with their advisor for a list of approved electives. Below are suggested 3000-4000 level electives (15 credit hours)
Introduction to Information SystemsCGS 3300
Organizational CommunicationCOM 3120
Managerial CommunicationCOM 3135
Nonverbal CommunicationCOM 3404
Organizational ChangeCOM 4124
International Business CommunicationCOM 4430
Conflict ManagementCOM 4462
Political CommunicationCOM 4510
Communication on EthicsCOM 4620
Psychology Of AdolescenceDEP 3305
Psychology Of AgingDEP 4464
Personal Financial ManagementFIN 3140
Medical TerminologyHSC 3537
Fundamentals Of PathologyHSC 4553
Clinical Physiology for Health ProfessionalsHSC 3549
Organization & ManagementMAN 3025
Managing DiversityMAN 4102
Marketing ManagementMAR 3023
Communication TheorySPC 3210
Interpersonal CommunicationSPC 3301
Small Group CommunicationSPC 3425
Gender and CommunicationSPC 3711
Communication for Effective LeadershipSPC 4445