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Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management
Health care isn’t only about the delivery of health services, there’s also a business management side. If you’re an EMT or another first responder and want to progress into business management to continue to deliver the best health services, the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management* degree program is a good place to start. The program will help you develop a foundational understanding of business specific to health care, while providing courses that focus on managing and planning emergency response operations. Discover how University of Phoenix prepares you to take the lead in emergency management.
*Maryland residents completing this program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with an emphasis in Emergency Management.
What you'll learn
Our StackTrack™ option gives you the opportunity to build career skills early in your degree program, so you can leverage those new competencies in the workplace — even before you graduate. Best of all, choosing a StackTrack en route certificate or degree won’t add more cost or time. For more information, select an option below.
StackTrack en route certificates:
(Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a certificate as well as your degree.)
Make an informed choice
We believe that students and families should be prepared financially for college and understand gainful employment opportunities before starting any program. So we want to ensure you have the information you need to make an informed choice - information like what it will cost, the skills you'll learn through your chosen degree program, and the types of occupations the program prepares you for.View this program's gainful employment disclosures.
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.
*Although these courses are accepted by some state boards of nursing toward continuing licensing requirements, this may not be the case in all states. Please check with your own state board for applicability.
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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An advisor can help you review your options and choose the one that’s best for you.
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
Develop in-demand emergency management skills.A 2010-2011 report by the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that the increase in health administration jobs will be 16 percent from 2008 to 2018. Getting an education to prepare for the coming growth will help you shape your skills to meet current and future demand. When you graduate from the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree program, you will be able to:
- Draw on a foundation of health administration knowledge to help you make effective decisions as they apply to managing health care and emergency operations.
- Understand how law, ethics, finance and other business-related issues apply to emergency management and the health care business.
- Analyze current and future demand and risks to successfully plan for emergency response operations and situations.
Enhance skills that can apply to multiple fields.According to employers, the skills that they need are a demonstrated ability to collaborate, think critically and creatively, and solve problems effectively. The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management coursework and learning tools help you develop these soft skills employers desire.
Small class size helps you get the one-on-one attention you need.Average class size is 16 — deliberately small so our faculty members will be able to focus on students’ needs.
Is this the right program for you?
Talk to an advisor who specializes in the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management degree to make sure this program fits your specific needs. You can also get to know University of Phoenix by checking out the Phoenix Prep Center.
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.