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.

Pre-Requisite

  • 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.

  • 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:

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.
Prerequisites: ECO 2023, ACG 2021, CGS 2060, STA 2023 or STA3145 or department consent

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


Core Courses:

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

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


Integrative Courses:

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


Elective Courses:

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

  • 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

    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://acs.fiu.edu/offices-services/advising/minors-and-certificates-programs/index.html
    • 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