Have you considered a career in Health Care Administration?
The changing demographics have created an increased demand for health care services, leading to strong employment growth in the occupational workforce that provide such services. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of professional and related occupations is expected to increase by 16.8 percent. As a result, it is projected that 5.2 million new jobs will be created over the 2008-2018 time period. It is estimated that 1.4 million of the aforementioned professions and related occupations will arise in the healthcare industry (Bureau of Labor Statistics-Health Care).
Health care administration is a broad-based discipline. The BSHA program prepares individuals to support health care professionals such as clinicians, researchers, and executives in settings such as assisted living and skilled nursing facilities; rehabilitation centers; private, public, and proprietary clinics; and medical centers.
Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Program (Online)
The online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (BSHA) program educates students to competently function as Health Care Administrators in the various health care environments. The program ensures that health professionals have the tools, supplies, and working environment necessary to properly care for their patients, community members, and other populations.
The BSHA program provides an online curriculum for students with full time employment and hectic schedules. Additionally, the program meets the needs of the adult professional that has already taken previous coursework to complete a Bachelor's degree or has earned an Associate's degree at another accredited college or university. Students are only required to come to the Loma Linda Campus two times a year; for orientation and for graduation. The BSHA program commences annually summer quarter.
Upon completion of the BSHA Program, the graduate should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:
1) Apply health care management concepts and theory
to decision making, operations management, information systems, economics, and healthcare administration.
2) Apply advanced skills in communicating with public, staff, and constituencies.
3) Apply health care law to policy and procedure development.
4) Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill in managing human resources and providing effective resolution strategies.
Prior to admission to the Health Care Administration Program, students must complete the following coursework at an accredited college:
|Human Anatomy and Physiology|
|Introduction to Computers (High School or waiver exam is acceptable)|
|College Algebra (2 years High School Algebra or Intermediate College Algebra)|
|Oral Communication, Public Speaking, or Interpersonal Communication|
In addition to the prerequisites listed above, applicants are encouraged to complete the following corequisites prior to admission to the BSHA program:
• 28-32 quarter units of Spiritual and Cultural Heritage
• 24-32 quarter units of Scientific Inquiry and Analysis
• 9-13 quarter units of Communication
• 3-6 units of Health and Wellness
Applicants with a healthcare background (such as Nursing, Radiography, Respiratory Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Physical Therapy, etc.) are given preference. Health care professional units can be applied to this program; details will be discussed with the Program Director on a case-by-case basis.
For regular admittance, the following academic qualifications of applicants must be demonstrated:
• Minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA of all freshman and sophomore course work from an accredited educational institution; students with a 2.0 – 2.49 GPA may be considered for provisional acceptance
• High school diploma or its equivalent, the GED is required
• Statement of purpose
• Three letters of recommendation
• Official transcripts of all previous undergraduate work sent by each previous institution to LLU
• Health records or certificates as required
Upon successful completion of the program prerequisites, corequisites, the BSHA Core Curriculum, and elective coursework to satisfy at least 192 quarter units, the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree will be awarded to students.
Open Enrollment Period
Applications accepted November 1- April 1.
Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges,) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.
BSHA in Healthcare Administration
School of Allied Health Professions
Loma Linda University
Nichol Hall A829
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Karla Lavin Williams, MPH, DrPH
Phone: (909) 558-4931 (2-0 to speak with our secretary)
Fax: (909) 558-7965