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Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

Organizations that function within the larger health care system need people who understand the different facets of a health care business environment — including communications, finance, regulations, technologies and ethics. With our Bachelor of Science in Health Administration you can learn the skills and knowledge needed to keep things running smoothly and address challenges head on. Speak with an Enrollment Representative to learn how this program can help prepare you for opportunities to work in this growing, diverse field.

What you'll learn

  The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA) Program is designed to integrate a framework of general education courses with a health care curriculum that prepares the graduate with the foundational knowledge needed to enter today's challenging health industry. The BSHA curriculum addresses the basic body of knowledge, understanding, and skills identified as relevant to an ever expanding and diverse health care arena. Coursework includes content in some of the following areas- management, finance, legal and ethical parameters, risk and quality management, human resources, and information systems. Upon completion of the core curriculum health care students have the opportunity to select an area of focus that is designed to expand their professional opportunities.

En route certificates:

(Upon successful completion, you’ll receive a certificate as well as your degree.)


En route associate degrees:

(Upon successful completion, you’ll earn both an associate and a bachelor’s degree.)


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View the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration gainful employment disclosures (CA).
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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

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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.

Core courses

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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.

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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

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

  • Learn key skills relevant to health care

    The Bachelor of Health Administration degree program helps students gain foundational knowledge that could help gain a foothold in the health industry. This essential knowledge includes coursework that develops understanding in management, finance, legal and ethical practices, information systems and more, as they pertain to health care. Bachelor of Health Administration graduates will be able to:

› Identify the structure and role of delivery systems within the health care industry.
› Examine the components of management and leadership within health care organizations.
› Explain the utilization and application of technology within a health care organization.
› Examine the application of risk and quality management concepts in the health care arena.
› Understand and examine the impact of legal and regulatory requirements on health care delivery.
› Explore financial and economic issues.

  • Small class sizes put the instructor’s focus on you

    The average class size in Health Administration degree programs is 16 students, which gives the instructor the opportunity to focus on you. If you have a question, need additional instruction or want to run an idea past your instructor, our small class sizes work to make your learning experience outstanding.

  • Courses that align with the industry

    The University of Phoenix® Health Administration curricula is developed to reflect program outcomes and 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.

  • Concentrations focused on in-demand fields

    The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree offers concentrations that allow you to focus on a specialized area of health care: Emergency Management, Health Information Systems, Health Management and Long-Term Care.

  • Faculty that average 17.5 years of working experience in health care

    Our faculty members have working experience in the fields they teach, and they hold advanced degrees—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.

Is this the right program for you?

Talk to a representative who specializes in the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration 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.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

In addition to the knowledge and skills related to the University Learning Goals, College of Health Professions graduating students are intended to attain certain program-specific knowledge, skills and abilities. Therefore, you should be able to demonstrate the following learning outcomes by the time you complete this program.

Review the program student learning outcomes (PDF) report for the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration program.

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Next steps

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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.

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