BS in Health Care Administration

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The coursework in Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program covers basic concepts, research methods, and applications that may help you prepare for an administrative career in the health care industry. Read more about the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program is designed to help students learn about the health care system. The program covers many administrative aspects of the field, including health care management, law and policy. Coursework explores the operations of different health care settings, risk management strategies, and insurance processes. Students also have the opportunity to learn how to generate and analyze health care data.

What Are the Prerequisites?

If you are interested in applying to Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program, you should posses interpersonal skills, be proficient in mathematics, and have an interest the health care field. Applicants to Kaplan University's programs should have a high school diploma or GED and be a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. Since the program is offered online, applicants should have access to a computer.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program consists of 180 credits. Credit requirements are divided between 33 core credits, 100 major credits and 47 elective credits. If you are interested in enrolling in Kaplan University, speak to an Admissions Representative.

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Requirements

  • Human Resources for Health Care Organizations
  • Introduction to Health Science
  • Health Care Administration
  • Introduction to Public Health
  • 100/200 Level: Major Electives
  • Leadership and Ethics in Health Care
  • Health Care Policy and Economics
  • Operational Analysis and Quality Improvement
  • Information Technology and Systems for Health Care
  • Research Methods for Health Sciences
  • Epidemiology and Biostatistics
  • Organization and Management for Health Care
  • Finance for Health Care
  • Strategic Planning and Organizational Development for Health Care
  • Bachelor's Capstone in Health Care Administration
  • 100/200 Level: Communication Course
  • 100/200 Level: Mathematics Course
  • 200 Level: Communication Course
  • 300/400 Level: Arts and Humanities Course
  • 300/400 Level: Physical Science Course
  • 300/400 Level: Social Science Course

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

After successfully completing Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program, you could pursue career opportunities in hospitals, doctor's offices, outpatient facilities, mental health organizations, and other types of health care institutions. If you have an interest in working in a specific healthcare setting, such as pediatrics or mental health, you could choose related courses when selecting your open electives. You could pursue these types of entry-level positions:

  • Medical secretary
  • Health service manager
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Assistant medical administrator
  • Clinical manager
  • Medical record personnel

Advanced Degrees

Graduates of Kaplan University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program can choose to pursue advanced study in health care or a related field. Students who earn a master's degree may have the opportunity to pursue higher-level careers with greater responsibility. Here are a few graduate and post-graduate degrees you could consider:

  • Master of Health Care Administration
  • Master of Public Health
  • Master of Business Administration