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Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management (Certificate Track)

If you’re a first responder who wants to progress into business management in emergency care, the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with a concentration in Emergency Management* certificate option is a good place to start.

The program allows you to move the courses that help you learn management job skills toward the beginning of your course sequence, which can help you step up in your career as you complete your degree. Upon completion of the core job skills courses, you’ll receive a certificate that you can use to show mastery of those courses.

Discover how University of Phoenix prepares you to take the lead in emergency management. Speak with an Enrollment Advisor about how this degree program can help prepare you to move from fieldwork to management while still in school.

*If approved in Maryland, residents completing this program will earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration with an emphasis in Emergency Management.

What you'll learn

 
 
 

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How to afford your degree

Find out how you may be able to lower your out-of pocket expenses and what options may be available to help you fund your education.

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How to get started

Talk with an advisor to learn more about the admissions process and choose your degree program.

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.

Core Courses

*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.

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From finding the right college to finding time for your other work and family responsibilities - we know you have a lot on your mind. That's why we offer the tools you need to better understand your financial commitment and the Finance Advisors who can help you understand your options.

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Knowing your cost commitment up-front can help you successfully plan for your degree program.

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Cash Plan

Review our Cash Plan, which gives you the option to pay course-by-course as you pursue your education.

Scholarships

Scholarships pay for tuition-related expenses and don't need to be paid back. Your advisor can help you find scholarships that you may be eligible for.

Prior Learning Assessment

Learn about how you can fulfill some credit requirements from prior experience, professional training, licenses, certificates and transcripts from previously attended colleges and institutions.

Federal Financial Aid Plan

Investigate federal financial aid options including government grants and loans. Your advisor will help you check your eligibility.

Third-party billing

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

At University of Phoenix, you can apply your Montgomery GI Bill®-Active Duty, or your Montgomery GI Bill-Selected Reserve benefits to your educational costs.

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.

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