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 andelectives.
The Health Services Administration program requires successful completion of pre-requisite courses prior to enrolling in core courses. Students must complete the following pre-requisite courses as part of their 60 credit-hours of lower-division course work and achieve a minimum “C“ required grade in any one course.
Accounting for Decisions ACG 2021
Accounting for Planning and Control ACG 3301
Introduction to Microcomputers CGS 2060
Statistics for the Health Professional STA 3145 OR Statistics for Business and Economics STA 2023 OR Introduction to Statistics STA 2122 OR Statistics 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 Systems HSA 3111
Students examine the history and current functions of health and social services delivery systems in the United States.
Focusis on the components, their interaction, and internal/external controls.
Leadership and Management for Health Professionals HSA 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
Prerequisites: ECO 2023, ACG 2021, CGS 2060, STA 2023 or STA3145 or department consent
Values, Ethics, and Conflict Resolution in Health and Urban Affairs HSA 4431
Explores individual and organizational values, related values, related theories, ethical systems and their influence on
behaviorof individuals in government agencies, law enforcement, and health careprofessions.
Cultural Competency in Health Sciences HSA 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 Professions HSC 3661
Theory and practice of effective communication for
health careprofessionals. 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 Writing ENC 3213
Business and Professional Communication COM 3110
Communication Skills for Policy and Management PAD 3438
Students must complete the Core courses with a “C” or higher (15 credit hours):
Quality and Evidence-Based Healthcare Services HSA 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 Management HSA 4170
This course is an introduction to economics and financial management in diverse healthcare organizations.
Prerequisites: HSA 3111, HSA 3180
Healthcare Organizational Behavior and Resource Management HSA 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 Healthcare HSA 4421
Corporate structure and legal liabilities of health care institutions and professionals
isstudied 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 Evaluation HSA 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 Policy HSA 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 Management HSA 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 Healthcare HSA 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 Systems CGS 3300
Organizational Communication COM 3120
Managerial Communication COM 3135
Nonverbal Communication COM 3404
Organizational Change COM 4124
International Business Communication COM 4430
Conflict Management COM 4462
Political Communication COM 4510
Communication on Ethics COM 4620
Psychology Of Adolescence DEP 3305
Psychology Of Aging DEP 4464
Personal Financial Management FIN 3140
Medical Terminology HSC 3537
Fundamentals Of Pathology HSC 4553
Clinical Physiology for Health Professionals HSC 3549
Organization & Management MAN 3025
Managing Diversity MAN 4102
Marketing Management MAR 3023
Communication Theory SPC 3210
Interpersonal Communication SPC 3301
Small Group Communication SPC 3425
Gender and Communication SPC 3711
Communication for Effective Leadership SPC 4445