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BSHA - Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

Pursue a career that lets you make a difference in the healthcare industry every day.

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You must be a licensed registered nurse or have completed an associate degree of nursing to apply for the program.

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Program Highlights

<p>All courses are 100% online with mobile-friendly content</p>

All courses are 100% online with mobile-friendly content

<p>Flexible schedule with accelerated and working professional options</p>

Flexible schedule with accelerated and working professional options

<p>Student-centric approach to learning designed for your success</p>

Student-centric approach to learning designed for your success

<p>Train in complementary skill sets, including operations, financial analysis, policy development, business management and risk management</p>

Train in complementary skill sets, including operations, financial analysis, policy development, business management and risk management

<p>Access to comprehensive support beyond graduation with a one-on-one Student Success Advisor</p>

Access to comprehensive support beyond graduation with a one-on-one Student Success Advisor

WCU offers BSHA specialty choices

BSHA - Finance Track

Our specialized track helps prepare you for a variety of finance roles within health administration.

BSHA - Strategic Management Track

Prepare for a career that combines healthcare with management and business skills.

Additional Information About our BSHA Degree

Bachelor's in Health Administration Program

As the number of nursing positions continues to grow and more facilities convert their records and operations to digital formats, healthcare organizations will need qualified administrators to coordinate teams across multiple disciplines.

Meeting the Need for Health Administrators

WCU undergraduate health administration courses train students in complementary skill sets, including operations, financial analysis, policy development, business management, and risk management. Upon completion, graduates would be ready to serve in administrative roles and address the unique challenges facing the healthcare industry.

Demand for Medical and Health Services Managers

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, demand for medical and health services managers is expected to grow by 32% between 2019 and 2029, much faster than average.1

 1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbookhttps://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm

When you pursue your bachelor’s in health administration at WCU, you’re getting an education that helps prepare you for a successful career in health administration.

Focus on interprofessional education, participating in Interprofessional Education Day to learn about collaboration in the healthcare industry through simulation.

Get the flexibility you need to complete your degree through a curriculum that is 100% online with asynchronous lessons. While you will have assignments and due dates, lectures and coursework are posted online so you can study when and where it’s convenient for you.

WCU’s BSHA program allows you to transfer up to 33 general education credits and 30 elective credits. Leverage your previous coursework and knowledge!

Why Do Students Choose WCU for their Bachelor’s in Health Administration?

The bachelor’s in health administration program at WCU addresses the core competencies that healthcare organizations expect when seeking new administrators — while still giving you the online flexibility you need to earn your degree.

  • All courses are 100% online with mobile-friendly content
  • Choose a pace that works for you with Accelerated and Working Professional options
  • You can earn your degree in as little as 40 months at the accelerated program pace — that’s just over three years!
  • Student-centric approach to learning
  • 24-hour access to library and courses
  • Receive student support, including access to the Dean, Career Services, Student Success Advisor, and Admissions Advisors.

Support When You Need It

At WCU, you are not alone. WCU offers you the support and guidance to help achieve your professional goals. Our online classes are energizing, engaging and enriched with video content, simulations, adaptive quizzing and on-the-go resources — to help you stay connected wherever you are. WCU’s online Bachelor of Science in Health Administration program is simple to navigate and easy to use while we support you with clear and continuous access to your instructors, peers, student services and our 24/7 technical support.

Students graduating from West Coast University's online BSHA program should be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Apply financial management principles for decision making and strategic planning in healthcare organizations.
  • Analyze the application of organizational business skills to operational management and administration of healthcare organizations.
  • Evaluate quality improvement standards and practices to optimize business performance improvement of healthcare organizations.
  • Interpret healthcare ethical, legal, and compliance matters to support healthcare services, patient data and confidentiality, and information systems.
  • Evaluate innovative information technology to support business management and organizational dynamics of healthcare organizations.
  • Assess the impact of collaborative interprofessional relationships and team building principles within healthcare organizations.
  • Demonstrate the application of leadership models and techniques to the strategic needs of healthcare organizations.

Potential Careers for Professionals with a BSHA Degree Include:

Administrative Services Managers

Job titles range from administrative coordinator to business manager to office manager. These vital workers keep healthcare organizations running smoothly by planning and directing a variety of administrative services. 

Read more about administrative service managers online

In order to be considered for the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA) program at WCU, you need to meet the following requirements:

  • Proof of high school graduation or equivalent
  • A transcript of a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Meet all programmatic admissions criteria. Individuals with 15 or more college-level credits are required to have a 2.0 GPA in post-secondary education.
  • Participate in an interview with a University Admissions Advisor.
  • Submit a completed application for admission.
  • Complete and execute an enrollment agreement. If the applicant is under the age of 18, enrollment documents must be signed by a parent or guardian.

To view further the Admissions Requirements, please click here.

Learn more about Tuition and Fees for this program by clicking here.

Financial aid and scholarships are available for those who qualify.

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