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Healthcare Administration Degree 100% Online

Bachelor of Science in Health Science - 100% Online

Healthcare Administration Online Degree Program Overview

Not every healthcare hero wears a white coat. There are administrative professionals operating behind the scenes who help make it possible for clinical providers to care for people and save lives.

Healthcare administrators play a vital role with duties that typically involve:

  • Improving efficiency and quality in delivering healthcare services
  • Developing departmental goals and objectives
  • Ensuring that their organization is compliant with all laws and regulations
  • Managing finances, such as patient fees and billing
  • Preparing and monitoring budgets
  • Keeping and organizing records of their facility’s services

If you’ve ever considered a career in healthcare, ECPI University has a great way for you to get started - and it’s 100 percent online. That means you can build your studies around your busy schedule. What’s more, at ECPI University Online, you could complete your degree much faster. Through our year-round, accelerated schedule, you could earn your online Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science with a concentration in Healthcare Administration in as little as 2.5 years.

Program Description

ECPI University’s Medical Career Institute course of study provides students with a strong foundation in the fundamental areas of healthcare administration including:

  • Managed Care
  • Management
  • Finance
  • Accounting
  • Technology
  • Community Health
  • Healthcare Research
  • Long-term Care Administration
  • Global Health
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Epidemiology

ECPI University’s Medical Career Institute industry-driven curriculum is augmented with solid coursework involving the liberal arts and sciences which prepares graduates to enter the healthcare administration field confident in their ability to serve as business advocates in the global healthcare workplace.

Possible Career Track

Medical and Healthcare Administration executives coordinate, plan, direct and supervise the delivery of healthcare. These professionals are either specialists in charge of a clinical department or generalists who manage an entire facility or organization.

The healthcare industry is looking for well-educated caring professionals to oversee: 

  • Long-term Care Centers
  • Community Health and Physician Office Practices
  • Hospital Departments
  • Medical Units
  • Outpatient Centers
Curriculum

Program Requirements

Core Curriculum

65 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
ACC160Principles of Accounting I 3
ACC161Principles of Accounting II 3
BIO250Epidemiology 3
BIO250LEpidemiology LAB 1
BUS121Introduction to Business 3
BUS303Organizational Leadership and Management 3
BUS328Business Process Improvement 3
BUS328LBusiness Process Improvement LAB 1
HCA200Healthcare Marketing 3
HCA300Healthcare Administration and Regulation 3
HCA305Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration 3
HCA310Healthcare Administration Ethics 3
HCA330Long-Term Care Across the Continuum 3
HCA400Health Information Systems 3
HCA410Human Resource Management in Healthcare 3
HCA420Healthcare Delivery Systems 3
HCA422Managing Crisis in Community Settings 3
HCA430Financial Management & Managed Care in Healthcare Organizations 3
HCA440Healthcare Research and Evidence-Based Practice 3
HCA470Global Healthcare 3
HCA490Capstone in Healthcare Administration 3
HLT101Nutrition 3
LTC300Long Term Care Environment 3

Arts and Sciences

36 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
CAP480Arts and Sciences Capstone 3
COM115Principles of Communication 3
ECO201Macroeconomics 3
ECO202Microeconomics 3
ENG110College Composition 3
ENG120Advanced Composition 3
HUM115Reasoning & Analysis 3
HUM205Culture and Diversity: Exploring the Humanities 3
MTH131College Algebra 3
MTH140Statistics 3
PSY105Introduction to Psychology 3
SOC100Introduction to Sociology 3

Self Integration and Computer Literacy

7 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
COR191Career Orientation1
FOR110Essentials for Success 3
CIS115Computer Applications 3

Acute Care Track

13 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
BUS472Applied Project Management 3
BUS472LApplied Project Management LAB 1
HCA320Healthcare Administration Externship I 3
HCA450Public Health 3
HCA480Healthcare Administration Externship II 3

Long Term Care Track

13 semester credit hours

Course IDCourse NameCredits
LTC310Domains of Care 2
LTC320Long Term Care Administration Externship I 4
LTC330Domains of Care II 2
LTC480Long Term Care Externship II 4
LTC482Review for National Exam 1
Program Outcomes

Online Healthcare Administration students first learn basic business and accounting skills as they apply to the healthcare industry. They then learn about health information systems, managed care systems, marketing a healthcare business, public health issues, and legal and ethical issues in healthcare. The acute care track prepares entry level managers for work in hospitals, clinics, and emergency centers. The long term care track prepares students for careers as long term care administrators in skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, and assisted living.

Upon completion of this program, graduates are expected to:

  • Critically analyze research findings for evidence-based medicine and management practices by applying core healthcare administration and fundamental knowledge of the arts and sciences for decision-making.
  • Distinguish the legal and ethical standards of practice for healthcare administrators in a variety of healthcare settings and situations.
  • Explain the complex relationships between healthcare payers, institutions, and customers within the state, nation, and foreign countries from economic and financial perspectives.
  • Apply principles of healthcare administration within the continuum of care.
  • Compare and contrast various U.S. healthcare delivery systems nationally and globally.
  • Understand and utilize epidemiologic assessments, economic trends, population changes, and healthcare trends.
  • Identify and recognize current and future health information technology, biotechnology, and other technological implications in the delivery of healthcare services.
  • Apply skills, values, and knowledge from the coursework to present a complex business proposal for a healthcare unit.
  • Incorporate a financial plan, human resources planning, a marketing strategy, basic and advanced technology needs, reimbursement, and applicability to the community.
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