Have you considered a Career in Health Care Administration?
The changing age demographics have created an increased demand for health care services, leading to 22 percent more jobs for medical and health service managers. As a result, it is projected that 68,000 new health care administration/management jobs will be created between 2010-2020 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2012-13 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm).
Health care administration is a broad-based discipline that provides students with a unique opportunity to help improve the lives of individuals, communities, or entire populations. Health care executives have a deep sense of social mission and care deeply about the people they work with and serve.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (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 BSHA program trains students to excel as managers and administrators in various health care environments. Students will be skilled in health care sustainability, information systems, accounting, finance, assessment, strategic and marketing plan development, personnel management, budget development and management, law and policy, and operations management. These core skill sets give students a competitive edge in the health care sector.
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 visit 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:
Applicants are encouraged to complete the following prerequisites and corequisites prior to admission to the program:
• Human Anatomy and Physiology
• Medical Terminology
• Introduction to Computers (High School or waiver exam is acceptable)
• Intermediate Algebra (Intermediate College Algebra or two years High School Algebra and above course work with grades of C and above is acceptable)
• Oral Communication, Public Speaking, or Interpersonal Communication
Students that come to LLU with at least 116 quarter units can complete the BSHA program in 5 quarters of full-time enrollment; part-time enrollment is permitted.
Students that come to LLU with at least 104 quarter units can complete the BSHA program in 8 quarters of full-time enrollment.
• 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.
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.
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
Online Program Information
See additional information regarding online courses.
online applications are accepted November 1- April 1.
This program begins in June or the Summer Quarter of each year. Loma Linda University operates on a quarter system. Fall Winter Spring and Summer.
Loma Linda University is regionally accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges,) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.
More Program Information
Healthcare Administration Program
School of Allied Health Professions
Loma Linda University
Nichol Hall A829
Loma Linda, CA 92350
Karla Lavin Williams, DrPH
Phone: (909) 558-4931 x87417
Fax: (909) 558-7965