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All students must complete the University Core Curriculum and Bachelor of Health Services Administration (BHSA) program required courses to be eligible for graduation.

The following curriculum is applicable to the Traditional and Online tracks of the FIU BHSA degree program. For course descriptions, visit the FIU BHSA Courses page on FIU ONLINE.

Classes can be completed part-time or full-time. Please contact a BHSA advisor at 305-348-7709 for further information and academic advising.

Courses & Syllabi

The courses of the FIU Health Services Administration programs align to prepare you for varying degrees of responsibilities as a health services administrator. This includes:

  • Planning, directing and coordinating medical and health services
  • Create and implementing policy and procedures
  • Hiring and supervise staff
  • Controlling finances
  • Collaborating with other healthcare managers and stakeholders

Visit the FIU Catalog for full course descriptions and program requirements:

  • Navigate to the current academic year
  • Enter the Course Code in the “Search Bar” OR
    • Select “Undergraduate” for searching minor and BHSA courses
    • Select “Graduate” for searching MHSA courses
  • Select “Nicole Wertheim College of Nursing & Health Sciences”

Enrolled students can download the program syllabi from FIU Sharepoint - HSA Programs.

  • Required Prerequisites: 15 Credits

    As of Fall 2016, students must complete the following prerequisite courses as part of their 60 credit-hours of lower-division course work and achieve a minimum “C” required grade in any one course for the following required prerequisites. A 2.5 GPA is required for Admission.

    Course #

    Course title

    Credits

    Prerequisites

    ECO 2023

    Principles of Microeconomics

    3

    NONE

    ACG 2021

    Accounting for Decisions

    3

    MAC 1105

    ACG 3301

    Accounting for Planning and Control

    3

    ACG 2021

    CGS 2060

    Introduction to Microcomputers

    3

    NONE

    STA 2122 or

    STA 3111 or

    STA 3145 or

    STA 2023

    Introduction to Statistics I or

    Statistics I or

    Statistics for the Health Professions or

    Statistics for Business and Economics

    3

    High School Algebra

  • I. Foundation Courses: 18 Credits

    Foundation courses are prerequisites to Core Courses. Must earn a “C” or higher to count towards BHSA degree (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation).

    Course #

    Course Title TITLE

    Credits

    Prerequisites

    HSA 3111

    Introduction to Health Services Systems

    3

    NONE

    HSA 3180

    Leadership and Management for Health Professionals

    3

    ECO 2023, ACG 2021, ACG 3301, CGS 2060, and STA 2122 or STA 3111 or STA 3145 or STA 2023

    HSA 4431

    Values, Ethics, and Conflict Resolution

    3

    NONE

    HSA 3412C

    Cultural Competency in Health Sciences

    3

    HSA 3111 (corequisite)

    ENC 3213 or
    COM 3110 or
    PAD 3438

    Professional and Technical Writing or
    Business and Professional Communication or
    Communication Skills for Policy and Management

    3

    Per FIU Course Catalog

    HSC 3661

    Communication Theory and Practice for Health Professions

    3

    3 HSA 3111 (corequisite)

  • II. Core Courses: 15 Credits

    Core courses are prerequisites to Integrative Courses. Must earn a “C” or higher to count towards BHSA degree (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation).

    Course #

    Course Title

    Credits

    Prerequisites

    HSA 4700

    Quality and Evidence-Based Healthcare Services

    3

    ENC 3213 or COM 3110 or PAD 3438, HSA 3111 and HSA 3180

    HSA 4190

    Communication and Information Technology for Healthcare Professionals

    3

    HSA 3111, HSA 3180 and HSC 3661

    HSA 4170

    Healthcare Financial Management

    3

    HSA 3111 and HSA 3180

    HSA 4110

    Healthcare Organizational Behavior and Resource Management

    3

    HSA 3111 and HSA 3180

    HSA 4421

    Legal Aspects of Healthcare

    3

    ENC 3213 or COM 3110 or PAD 3438, HSA 3111 and HSA 3180

  • III. Integrative Courses:  15 Credits

    Must earn a “C” or higher to count towards BHSA degree (minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 is required for graduation).

    Course #

    Course Title

    Credits

    Prerequisites

    HSA 4140

    Program Planning and Evaluation

    3

    HSA 4700 and HSA 4421

    HSA 41501

    Global Healthcare Systems and Policy

    3

    HSA 3412C, HSA 4431, HSA 4421 and HSA 4700

    HSA 4192

    Healthcare Quality Management

    3

    HSA 4700, HSA 4190, HSA 4170, HSA 4110, and HSA 4421

    HSA 41131,2

    Global Issues and Trends in Healthcare

    3

    HSA 3111, HSA 3180, HSA 4431, HSA 3412C, HSC 3661, ENC 3213 or COM 3110 or PAD 3438, HSA 4700, HSA 4190, HSA 4170, HSA 4110, and HSA 4421

    HSA 4850 or

    HSA-Approved Elective

    Administrative Internship or HSA-Approved Elective

    3

    HSA 3111, HSA 3180, HSA 4431, HSA 3412C, HSC 3661, ENC 3213 or COM 3110 or PAD 3438, HSA 4700, HSA 4190, HSA 4170, HSA 4110, and HSA 4421 with Department consent

    1. Course satisfies Global Learning requirement
    2. HSA 4113, Global Issues and Trends in Healthcare is an integrative capstone course and should be taken during the final semester of the BHSA program.
  • IV. Elective Courses:12 Credits (15 for Fully Online Students)

    Student must take these electives at the 3000/4000 level and earn a “C” or higher in each course to earn credits toward the BHSA degree. When choosing electives, students may select:

    • Courses from the list of suggested electives (see PDA for list). These courses do not require advisor approval; however, they might have prerequisite requirements. Please note that these courses are not scheduled or managed by the Department of Health Services Administration. If you should encounter issues with registration, you must contact the respective department in which the course(s) is/are affiliated.
    • Courses to complete a minor. Most minors require 12-18 credits; therefore, additional classes beyond the 12 credits required for the BHSA degree may be needed to fulfill the minor requirement. To add a minor, see an advisor in the respective department to complete the paperwork. See the following link for a list of possible minors: https://ugrad.fiu.edu/advising/Pages/Minors.aspx
    • Other 3000 or 4000 level courses not on the suggested elective list: for example prerequisites courses required for Athletic Training, Occupational Training or Physical Therapy programs may be taken, provided that a student does speak with a BHSA advisor before registration.
  • V. Graduation requirements
    • Completion of University Core Curriculum
    • Satisfaction of the foreign language requirement
    • Satisfaction of the summer requirement
    • Completion of both global learning courses
    • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher
    • Completion of all HSA program requirements with a grade of "C" or better
    • Completion of 120 credits
    • No incomplete grades
    • Submit graduation application prior to university application deadline