Bachelor - Healthcare Administration

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Would you like to seek opportunities in healthcare management? You could learn about the business aspects of the healthcare industry by studying for a degree. At ECPI University, you might pursue the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration. Discover program information and course requirements here.

Frequently Asked Questions

What Kind of Program Is It?

ECPI University's School of Health Science offers the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration degree program. Designed to provide foundational knowledge of the discipline, the program is geared toward the student who would like the opportunity to prepare to enter the healthcare field in a managerial capacity. When you enroll, you will have opportunities to learn to coordinate and direct the delivery of various healthcare services. In addition to business and accounting principles, you will be able to study topics such as technology, community health, managed care, and healthcare research. This program is available online and on campus.

What Are the Prerequisites?

Prior to enrolling in the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program at ECPI University, you must have a high school diploma or GED. You should possess strong communication skills and leadership qualities. You should also be capable of inspiring and motivating others.

What Are the Course Requirements?

The program curriculum is comprised of arts and sciences, core, and self-integration courses. You must earn 121 credits in order to successfully complete this degree program.

Core Curriculum Courses

Course Code Course Title
ACC 160 Principles of Accounting I
ACC 161 Principles of Accounting II
BUS 122 Principles of Business & Management
BUS 303 Organizational Leadership & Management
BUS 328 Business Process Improvement
BUS 328L Business Process Improvement LAB
HCA 200 Healthcare Marketing
HCA 300 Healthcare Administration & Regulation
HCA 305 Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration
HCA 310 Healthcare Administration Ethics
HCA 330 Long-Term Care Across the Continuum
HCA 400 Health Information Systems
HCA 410 Human Resource Management in Healthcare
HCA 420 Healthcare Delivery Systems
HCA 422 Managing Crisis in Community Settings
HCA 430 Financial Management & Managed Care in Healthcare Organizations
HCA 440 Healthcare Research & Evidence-Based Practice
HCA 470 Global Healthcare
HCA 490 Capstone in Healthcare Administration
LTC 300 Long Term Care Environment

Arts & Sciences Courses

Course Code Course Title
BIO 250 Epidemiology
BIO 250L Epidemiology LAB
CAP 480 Arts & Sciences Capstone
COM 110 Principles of Speech
ECO 201 Macroeconomics
ECO 202 Microeconomics
ENG 110 English Composition
ENG 120 Advanced Composition
HUM 115 Reasoning & Analysis
HLT 101 Nutrition
HUM 205 Culture & Diversity
MTH 131 College Algebra
MTH 140 Statistics
PSY 105 Introduction to Psychology
SOC 100 Introduction to Sociology

Self-Integration & Computer Literacy Courses

Course Code Course Title
COR 191 Career Orientation
FOR 110 Essentials for Success
IST 120 Computer Applications

Acute-Care Track Courses

Course Code Course Title
BUS 472 Applied Project Management
BUS 472L Applied Project Management LAB
HCA 320 Healthcare Administration Externship I
HCA 450 Public Health
HCA 480 Healthcare Administration Externship II

Long-Term Care Track Courses

Course Code Course Title
LTC 310 Domains of Care
LTC 320 Long-Term Care Administration Externship I
LTC 330 Domains of Care II
LTC 480 Long-Term Care Externship II
LTC 482 Review for National Exam

What Could I Do After I Graduate?

Career Opportunities

Successful completion of this program means that you could have gained the skills necessary to seek work in areas such as purchasing, personnel, program evaluation, and accounting. You might pursue opportunities in community health facilities, private physicians' practices, hospital units, and long-term care centers. Entry-level positions for which you might apply include:

  • Healthcare Manager
  • Health Services Manager

Advanced Degrees

After you have gained some measure of managerial expertise, you could pursue the challenges of a graduate-study program. A master's degree program could include courses in research as well as an internship opportunity. Following are some advanced degree options you might consider:

  • Master of Science in Healthcare Administration
  • Master of Science in Health Systems Administration