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Understand the inner workings of health care organizations
Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration
Before you enter the health care administration field, it's imperative that you learn the roles and responsibilities needed to run complex health organizations. Our associate in health care administration provides the groundwork that will inform the rest of your educational journey and future career. Some topics include the language of health care, communication skills for the health care professional and the financial management of the healthcare industry.
To find out more about the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration, speak with an advisor.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Health Care Administration.
What you'll learn
Make an informed choice
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The requires a minimum of credits, which may come from a combination of required and elective courses.
To view all the courses you’ll need to complete this degree program, visit our General Education requirements page.
Make your work experience count
University of Phoenix allows you to apply relevant learning, work and life experiences to college credits through the Prior Learning Assessment process. Speak with an advisor to find out if you can fulfill some elective, interdisciplinary and/or general education courses by going through the PLA process.
Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.
Under the Third-Party Billing Plan, University of Phoenix directly bills an approved employer for a student's tuition. To find out if your company supports direct bill, speak to your human resources department or one of our advisors.
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How can I use my Military benefits?
Whether you're serving on Active Duty, are a member of the Reserve or National Guard, or are the spouse of a military member, you're eligible for a reduction in tuition. Our special military tuition rates combined with some of the resources below can help you get started in your pursuit of a degree.
The Federal Military Tuition Assistance Program
With federal military tuition assistance, you may receive 100% federal Tuition Assistance for your military service.
Montgomery GI Bill
Post 9/11 GI Bill
If you're a veteran or military servicemember who served a minimum of 90 combined days on active duty after September 10th, 2001, you may be eligible for Post 9/11 GI benefits.
Active Duty Spouse Benefits
As a military spouse, you may be eligible for financial assistance that can help you pursue your degree.
Benefits of this degree program
Gain skills relevant to health care management
Build the skills and knowledge needed to understand various functions of the United States health care system and roles of health care workers. In addition, you'll critically examine the public policy, information technology, financial management, and regulatory and ethical issues of the industry.
Faculty who average 17.5 years of working experience in health care
Our faculty members have working experience in the fields that they teach, and they hold master’s degrees or higher. This combination of experience and academic achievement means our faculty are industry leaders who provide students with a balanced view of how theory can be applied to a working environment.
Courses that align with the industry
Our curriculum is developed to reflect program outcomes and health care industry standards. The coursework is updated in response to student assessment results and faculty feedback to keep course content effective, relevant and aligned with the latest industry information.
Is this the right program for you?
Helping people improve their lives can have long-term positive impact. Earning your Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration will give you the knowledge you need — an enrollment advisor can help you get started.
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Advisor.
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Programs that support academic and career progression
The University of Phoenix Health Administration programs are designed to provide support for the educational and career progression needs of both aspiring and experienced health care professionals.
Advisors who are committed to your success
We provide each student with a team of advisors who are committed to your success from the moment you ask about University of Phoenix to the day you graduate.