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Bachelor of Science in Health Administration Degree

4 years

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Online & campus


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Register by: Sep 29, 2021

Get into the business side of patient care, and help healthcare organizations better deliver patient outcomes. Our Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree can help you gain the skills for a variety of healthcare facilities.

Coursework in this program, and its four elective track options, align with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) rigorous standards for quality health information technology or healthcare education, and we’ve been named an Approved Education Partner (AEP).

  • Business Management

  • Communications

  • Compliance

  • Finance

  • Health Administration

  • Information Management

  • Leadership

  • Management

  • Professionalism

  • Quality Management

  • Strategic Planning

A degree built around the skills employers want

We know what skills employers want because we did our homework.

We worked with labor market researchers to align in-demand skills with our program to ensure you have the opportunity to learn and demonstrate them in your coursework.

Look for the skills icon to see exactly which in-demand skills you’re learning in the courses you take.

Skills-aligned program



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Both the on-campus and online healthcare administration degrees feature the same courses, and your academic advisor will help you schedule them.

If you are located in Phoenix, this program may be offered as Blended. This means you’ll start at the Phoenix campus* to complete your general education courses, and then transition to online learning for your core program courses.

*During COVID-19, while campus is temporarily closed, your campus classes will be held virtually so you can get face-to-face learning at home.

What you'll learn

When you earn your Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree, you’ll be equipped with a concrete set of skills you can apply on the job. 

You'll learn how to:

  • Apply management and leadership skills relevant to the changing healthcare industry
  • Evaluate risk and quality management practices to help improve patient outcomes
  • Address challenges and opportunities faced by health service administrators
  • Communicate effectively across diverse healthcare environments
  • Leverage data and technology to improve overall healthcare system performance

Careers & Outcomes

What can you do with a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree?

A BSHA can prepare you to be a: 

  • Health manager
  • Office manager (GM)
  • Practice administrator
  • Program manager
18 %

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, job growth for medical and health services managers is projected to be much faster than average between 2018 and 2028. 

Career Services for Life

Get career coaching, resumé building and interview prep, for life. While outside career advising can cost over $200 an hour, at University of Phoenix it’s built right into your degree at no added cost.

You don’t have to go it alone.

You’ll have a team of advisors invested in your success from day one — dedicated to helping you build your confidence and a personalized career plan you can stick with.

Tools and resources available 24/7/365

We're a university built for the busy. Build your resumé, prepare for an interview and plan your career — whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Networking & mentorship

Through virtual job fairs and networking with the alumni community, we've made it easy to tap into the experience and connections of your peers and colleagues at the University.


Paying for school

While education costs have risen an average of 2.6% in the U.S. every year, our Tuition Guarantee ensures you’ll pay one flat rate from the moment you enroll to the day you graduate.

Earn your degree without starting from scratch

On average, students with prior eligible college credits and relevant life experience saved $11k and 1 year on their undergraduate degree.

Up to $1 million in new scholarship opportunities this month.

Our scholarships aren’t just for the chosen few. We’ll help you understand which scholarships you may qualify for, worth up to $3,000.

Credit transfer made easy

Earn your degree faster, and for less, with eligible transfer credits.

Get credit for what you already know

Have previous relevant work and life experience evaluated for potential credit.

Your prior credits can cover up to 75% of your bachelor’s degree to help you graduate in as little as a year.


Student Experience

An education that fits your busy life

Balancing family, work and school

Work toward your degree without giving up what matters most. Start your degree year-round and take one class at a time.

Online learning

Enroll in online classes and attend class whenever it fits your life, day or night.

Around-the-clock support and resources

You have a support team available up to 20 hours a day, 5 days a week. And our academic counselors, who are with you every step of the way, have earned a 5-star rating from 90% of our surveyed students.

Faculty & Accreditation

Count on the quality of your education

Institutional accreditation

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC), Since 1978, University of Phoenix has been continually accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and its predecessor.

Real-world faculty


Average years of industry experience


Directors of Services

85 %

Of surveyed students would recommend their instructors

Faculty Spotlight

I’m the grittiest person. And so are our students.”

Christopher Wilson

Faculty of the Year 2020, College of Health Professions


Frequently asked questions about the Bachelor of Science in Health Administration degree

Health administration is the non-patient-contact or business side of healthcare. Your career will deal with the leadership and management of facilities, personnel and records, while you help healthcare organizations deliver better patient outcomes.

While there are many similarities between health administration and health management, health administration focuses more on the oversight of personnel and practices within a department or division. Health management, on the other hand, focuses on the larger business and regulatory needs of an organization.

This online degree can prepare you for administrative roles in various industries within the healthcare field. This includes pharmaceutical companies, insurance companies, hospitals, clinics and doctor’s and dental offices.

Our health administration degree program is designed to be flexible, preparing students with career-relevant skills for a profession in various medical facilities. Coursework in this program, and its four elective track options, aligns with the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society’s (HIMSS) rigorous standards for quality health information technology or healthcare education, and we’ve been named an Approved Education Partner (AEP).

 *The Health Information Systems elective track educationally prepares you to sit for the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS) exam.

While widely available, not all programs are available to residents of all states. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.