Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

Love working in healthcare? Want to lead in this thriving industry?

Expected to be among the coming decade’s fasting-growing industries, healthcare is creating demand for highly qualified administrators, particularly those with a deep understanding of the business and economic policies that affect the healthcare environment. 

Pfeiffer University’s undergraduate health administration program prepares students for a wide range of careers in today’s dynamic healthcare organizations. In addition, graduates of the program satisfy the requirements for application to its master of science in health administration (MHA) program and several joint degree options (MHA/MBA and MHA/Master of Science in Leadership). 

Campus

Pfeiffer’s health administration degree completion program, in the division of applied sciences, is offered online. The program is designed for working adults who desire flexibility and convenience.

Curriculum

Core Courses (39 SH)

  • ACCT 591 Fundamentals of Accounting
  • BMAL 311 Business Statistics
  • HA 410 Financial Management of Health Care Organizations
  • ECON 200 Survey of Economics
  • HA 300 Principles of Healthcare Management
  • HA 302 Introduction to Community and Public Health
  • HA 403 Economic Perspectives in Health Policy
  • HA 405 Medical Communications
  • HA 406 Healthcare Insurance/ManagedCare
  • HA 414 Law and Ethics in the Health Sciences
  • HA 416 Introduction to Healthcare Leadership
  • HA 503 Operations Assessment and Quality Improvement
  • HA 505 Healthcare Planning and Strategy

Areas of Concentration

Health Informatics Management (15 SH)

The HIM concentration is designed to provide individuals with the technical knowledge and interpersonal skill set that employers deem essential to facilitate the operation of health care systems by focusing on decision making in healthcare. The curriculum encompasses the content necessary for the certification examination of the Registered Health Information Technician (RHIT).

Complete the specified required core courses (39 SH) plus the following:

  • HA 408 Introduction to Health Informatics Systems
  • HA 411 Foundations of Health Information Technologies and Informatics
  • HA 415 Electronic Health Records and Quality
  • HA 417 Project Management of Health Information Technology
  • HA 516 Health Care IT Capstone

Long Term Care Management (15 SH)

The LTC concentration prepares you for a variety of positions in the field of long term care. It encompasses content necessary for licensure examinations of both the National Association of Boards of Examiners of Long-Term Care Administrators and the North Carolina Board of Nursing Home Examiners.

Complete the specified required core courses (39 SH) plus the following:

  • HA 407 Management of Environments for Aging
  • HA 506 Clinical Aspects of Aging
  • HA 508 Contemporary Issues in Long Term Care

Two courses related to long term care, healthcare disabilities or aging.

For descriptions of courses, visit the academic catalog.

 

Admission Requirements

Please submit the following:

  • Application for Admission and non-refundable application fee.
  • Copies of official transcripts from all colleges/universities you have attended are required. 
  • If you have applied for financial aid, the financial aid transcript must be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.

Prior Learning Credits

There are several ways to get credit for a previous educational experience and/or knowledge in a subject. Review our prior learning credits policy on the admissions page. 

Tuition & Fees

Click here for current tuition and fees. Contact an admissions advisor about financial aid and scholarship opportunities

Careers

Build the necessary foundation to start a career in health services administration, leadership or management. Administrative positions exist in a wide variety of healthcare settings, from acute care to long term care. This dynamic industry continues to grow at a rapid pace, with job opportunities springing up across the nation.

Ready to get started? Apply now. 

Contact

Have questions? Just ask!
(704) 521-9116
gradadmissions@pfeiffer.edu