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The current job market for Healthcare Administrators is increasing at a rapid pace. An aging population, new technological advances and new healthcare regulations have pushed the need for well educated healthcare managers across the world to an all time high. It is expected that this growth will continue in the future as the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that the healthcare administration field is projected to increase 22% by 2020!

The Healthcare Administration major at BYU-Idaho is designed to prepare students for entry-level jobs in the administration and management of smaller healthcare facilities. This degree is also a solid foundation for those seeking to pursue a graduate program in Healthcare Administration or Business Management.

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

STUDENTS WITH THIS DEGREE ARE SUITED FOR CAREERS IN THE FOLLOWING AREAS:

  • Public Health Management
  • Health Insurance Organizations
  • Doctor's Offices
  • Urgent Care Centers
  • Healthcare Associations
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Rehabilitation Centers
  • Physician Practices
  • Clinics
  • Consulting Firms

To understand more about this program contact our online advising team at onlineadvising@byui.edu

Course CodeCourse NameCredits
TAKE THE INTRODUCTORY MODULE:
BIO 230 Human Biology 4
HS 280 Medical Terminology 2
HS 285 Hospital and Health Administration 3
HS 370 Epidemiology 3
MA 106 Medical Law and Ethics 2
MATH 221B Biostatistics 3
ECON 150 Economic Principles and Problems-Micro 3
HEALTHCARE ADMINISTRATION CORE:
B 320 Advanced Writing in Professional Contexts 3
CIT 380 Project Management 3
ECON 365 Health Economics 3
HS 345 Healthcare Strategy 3
HS 375 Managing Healthcare Provider Organizations 3
HS 378 Healthcare Strategy 3
HS 391 Research Methods and Program Evaluation 2
HS 425 Manage Technology in Health Care Provider Organizations 3
HS 465 Healthcare Insurance Industry 3
BUSINESS MODULE:
B 211 Business Fundamentals 3
B 301 Financial Management 3
B 361 Production and Operations Management 3
B 370 Human Resource Management 3
TAKE 1 COURSE:
ACCTG 180 Survey of Accounting 3
ACCTG 201 Financial Accounting 3
TAKE THIS COURSE:
HS 498 Internship 1-3

DEGREE OVERVIEW

The BS in Healthcare Administration degree can be taken entirely online. Students must complete the 40 credits of required Foundations courses and 62 credits of major courses (listed below) plus 18 elective credits for a total of 120 credits. Review the course list below or check the University Catalog for specific degree requirements. Check course availability and offerings or contact us today at (208) 496-1800.

Disclaimer : The Healthcare Administration major is designed based upon the United States healthcare system. This degree is not recommended for international students.

The time it takes to complete a BYU-Idaho online program depends on how many credits (or course hours) a student takes each semester. Most courses are worth two or three credits each. A certificate is comprised of 15-19 credits. An associate degree is comprised of 60 credits. And a bachelor's degree is 120 credits.

BYU-Idaho online courses are designed around the BYU-Idaho Learning Model, with learning activities adapted to the online environment. The class progresses together through the semester and there is frequent interaction between students and with the instructor. Courses taught online and on-campus are based on the same learning objectives.

Students who meet admission requirements can apply to begin the next available semester. Visit our Online Admissions page for information about qualifications, application deadlines, and how to apply.