Careers for Medical and Health Services Managers, Public Health Professionals, and Clinical Data Managers are expected to grow 8 percent or higher, which is much faster than average, through the year 2029.1
With a Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) from Bryan University, you’ll gain a unique competitive edge and prepare for a fulfilling career in one of the fastest-growing industries.
More than ever before, the healthcare and public health sectors need skilled administrators, managers, and analysts who have the right skills to improve the patient experience, enhance population health, and reduce healthcare costs.
Earning your bachelor’s degree now means you’ll be ready for the jobs of the future.
As a graduate of the bachelor’s degree program, you’ll have the advanced knowledge and skillset to be job-ready for a variety of career opportunities such as:
Healthcare information systems managers and public health professionals have a range of career opportunities with employers who need college-educated professionals to manage operations, provide analysis, and improve health outcomes. Examples of these employers include:
At Bryan University, we give you a clear pathway to these exciting career opportunities, so that you’re ready to make your next career move as soon as you graduate.
Designed by industry experts and developed in collaboration with our distinguished Board of Advisors, the Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) provides you a broad range of skills and focuses on connecting you to the industry with simulated real-world experiences. Your professors will include healthcare specialists, administrators, data analysts, public health experts, and industry professionals.
Additionally, since the Bryan University BSHA program is aligned with current competencies required by the modern healthcare marketplace and public health sector, you can be assured of learning the skills employers demand. Upon graduation, you’ll be immediately prepared for the job market.
In today’s data-driven healthcare and public health environment, college graduates must be equipped with the right technology skills, data analysis tools, and leadership knowledge. As a Bryan University BSHA student, you’ll learn from faculty who have real-world experience and build the vital skills that employers need such as:
All books and courseware are included in the program tuition!
In addition to the specialized skills noted above, students of the Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration can choose from one of the following two concentrations to gain a deeper level of expertise:
Our dynamic experiential learning model contains cutting-edge curriculum combined with computer-based learning tools, allowing you to learn smarter and retain more. You’ll receive a personalized learning experience, which includes:
If you earned an associate degree from another school, we'll likely accept your degree for up to 60 semester credits towards the Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration at Bryan U, which is equivalent to completing half of the bachelor's degree. Also, Bryan U graduates of the Associate Degree in Health Information Management receive 60 semester credits towards the Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. Contact us today and our registrar’s department can assist you.
You’ll receive a dedicated career services advisor that provides job search assistance, job networking best practices, interview preparation, and helps you create an eye-catching resume.
The Healthcare Administration Bachelor of Science completion program with concentrations in Health Information Management Systems and Public Health is designed to prepare students for positions that manage and use the release of protected healthcare data and the staff performing these functions in healthcare organizations. The program focuses on the skills related to health care administration, revenue cycle management, and data management which will prepare the student for employment in a variety of healthcare organizations. Bryan University delivers this program through dynamic, adaptive, experiential learning that included personalized instruction and coaching.
This program prepares students for a deeper understanding of the concepts and theories associated with Healthcare Administration and will be able to:
Graduates of the core Healthcare Administration program possess strong data management skills and have a basic understanding of healthcare policy and management. Students wanting a deeper understanding of health information management systems or public health must choose one of the following elective program concentrations:
Health Information Management Systems Elective Concentration
Health Information Management Systems elective concentration dives deeper into data analysis and entry, review of data, usage of multiple systems and applications to validate data is complete and accurate, and investigation and resolution of data issues. The goal of this concentration is to equip students with a deeper knowledge of database administration and its implementation in application systems.
Public Health Elective Concentration
Public Health Management Systems elective concentration builds upon planning, developing, implementing electronic health records to capture community health and focuses on policy, systems, and evaluating healthcare programs. The goal of this program is to develop a greater understanding about the use of terminologies and classifications to abstract and report data, policy and regulatory considerations and other goals to improve health.
Program offered 100% online.
To complete the program, students must earn a minimum of 120 semester credits. Generally, students take two courses at a time over an eight week time period. Two eight week time periods constitute a semester.
If you apply to Bryan University with prior college credits and/or a degree, we’ll accept as many credits as possible to validate the hard work you’ve already completed. If you complete a Bryan U associate degree or undergraduate certificate, these credits are transferrable to a higher degree, such as a bachelor’s degree.
BHA-315—Database Management Tools—3.0 credits
Increased regulatory and accrediting compliance, as well as a more competitive marketplace with demands for concomitant cost-control and improved outcomes, require robust methods of accessing, analyzing, and reporting. In this course, students examine the use of dedicated reporting applications as tools to produce sophisticated reports and data displays. Prerequisite: None.
BHA-325—Population Health—3.0 credits
Population health enables governments and organizations to increase access, decrease costs, and improve outcomes. The aging of populations, the rising costs of healthcare, and the increasing prevalence of chronic conditions requires such comprehensive approaches. This course provides a foundation in population health principles and practices, including the distribution of diseases in a population, interventions available to impact those diseases, and policies that enable population health. Prerequisite: None.
BHA-335—Data Management—3.0 credits
Healthcare data, both within an organization and in a multi-entity healthcare system, must be stored and organized in a structured environment that enables reliable access, analysis, and reporting. Students will learn the fundamentals of modern biomedical information and database systems. Prerequisite: None.
BHA-340—Clinical Classification of Data—3.0 credits
Clinical Classification of Data works through applying, interpreting and classifying clinical information and practice efficient communication through statistical analysis. Students assess the principles of classifiable data, effective data analysis strategies, and the benefits of clinical statistic research. Prerequisite: None.
BHA-345—Clinical Data Management—3.0 credits
Clinical Data Management highlights a crucial part of clinical research in which data components, such as integrity, accountability, and consistency, are vital in the collection and interpretation of statistics and clinical data. Students assess strategies for collecting data, resources and tools for maintaining and managing data, as well as effective handling of data and statistics. Prerequisite: BHA-335.
BHA-350—Health Information Systems—3.0 credits
Healthcare Information Systems dives into the wonders of technological systems developed to maintain, obtain, and uphold data. Students assess some of the many types of information systems and related principles, such as standards, regulations, and requirements. Prerequisite: None.
BHA-355—Healthcare Policy and Management—3.0 credits
As the United States Healthcare system has become increasingly regulated, centralized and overseen by accrediting agencies, the legal environment has become increasingly complex. Students in this course will learn the general structure of healthcare law in the United States, and how laws and regulation constrain the management and administration of healthcare entities. Co-requisite: BPH-420 or HIM-420.
BHA-430—Quality and Process Improvement—3.0 credits
Historically, the U.S. healthcare system comprised disparate components with minimal coordination and exchange; however, current regulatory and market changes require a realignment of these entities, frequently aligned with quality outcomes. In this course, students learn the characteristics of both operational and health outcomes quality, the variables that affect quality, and how process improvement can include outcomes. Prerequisite: BHA-335.
BHA-445—Leadership and Human Asset Management—3.0 credits
This course focuses on principles related to management and administration of health information services with emphasis on organizational culture, effective leadership and communication, and financial management. Students assess organizational and departmental needs, propose appropriate solutions, and apply project management techniques to foster efficient use of resources within health care organizations. Prerequisite: None.
BHA-450—Data Management II—3.0 credits
Data obtained within organizational departments and across the enterprise must be stored and organized in a structured environment that enables reliable access, analysis, and reporting. Prerequisite: BHA-315.
BHA-455—Applied Principles of HIMS—3.0 credits
Applied Principles of HIM zones in on principles of Information Governance and Health Information Management. Students will evaluate and identify data quality standards and apply standard analysis techniques. Prerequisite: BHA-315, BHA-340.
ENG-300S—Research and Writing II—3.0 credits
This upper-division course for research and writing prepares students with the ability to propose solutions to problems they encounter in their communities. This course focuses on the key skills of academic research and cohesively writing about them. Students use independent research to analyze a topic and formulate a position or thesis. Prerequisite: ENG-110S or equivalent transfer.
SCI-300S—Environmental Science—3.0 credits
A course covering the history of environmental concerns and how species interact with their environment. Topics include environmental history, sustainability, ecosystems, and human population change. Prerequisite: None.
COM-315S—Communication Ethics—3.0 credits
Communication ethics covers an introduction to the ethical nature of communication as it relates to evolving systems of communication, public discourse, and intercultural dynamics. Topics for this course will include systems of ethical reasoning and how to effectively address current issues in various fields of the communication discipline. Prerequisite: None
MAT-320S—Applied Statistics—3.0 credits
Basic concepts of using statistical models to draw conclusions from experimental and survey data. The course is an introduction to mathematical probability theory and statistical inference. It balances theory and applications. The course also serves as a suitable background for further work in mathematical and applied probability and statistics. Prerequisite: MAT-110S or equivalent transfer.
SOC-300S—Social Psychology—3.0 credits
A course covering the fundamentals of social psychology and group behavior. The course focuses on how individuals are influenced by other people and situations. Prerequisite: None.
Health Information Management Systems Concentration Courses
HIM-400—Revenue Cycle Management—3.0 credits
Revenue Cycle Management unearths the structure and functions of general Healthcare delivery services payment and reimbursement systems. Students will analysis local, State, and Federal guidelines, review claims processing standards, and identify strategies for maintaining and managing the revenue cycle. Prerequisite: None.
HIM-420—Health Information Systems Management—3.0 credits
Health Information Systems Management takes a look inside operating, maintaining, and managing Health Information Systems. Students will interpret data, identify quality, and apply information system principles. Prerequisite: None.
HIM-450—Seminar in Health Information Management—3.0 credits
Seminar is a student-centered experience revolving around the practicum experience. Students discuss and present professional practice experiences, share learning experiences, and present project work. In addition, career readiness and professionalism are a focus. HIMs professionals are invited to interact with the students. Prerequisite: None.
HIM-499—HIM Independent Study—3.0 credits
Preparation for the credentialing examination is explored to help the student transition successfully into the professional world. Course includes a focus on a special need, interest or opportunity for the student. Prerequisite: None.
Public Health Concentration Courses
BPH-400—Principles of Epidemiology—3.0 credits
Students examine the influence of biological and social factors on population health, including epigenetics, infectious disease, and foodborne illnesses. Students evaluate epidemiologic study designs and apply measures of association as methods for determining relationships. Prerequisite: BHA-325.
BPH -420—Public Health Planning—3.0 credits
Community Assessment and Planning steps into strategic evaluation and theoretical models of planning. Students evaluate the makeup of Community Assessment and assess program management, goal setting, process evaluation, and change management. Prerequisite: BHA-325.
BPH -450— Public Health Advocacy and Policy —3.0 credits
Public Health Advocacy and Policy signifies professionalism and human rights in guided decisions resulting in respect and social justice. Students assess the development of public health policy and evaluate local, State, and Federal programs, policies, and laws. Prerequisite: BHA-325.
BPH -499—Public Health Capstone Project—3.0 credits
The Public Health Capstone Project applies knowledge to real-world experience. Students will reflect their comprehension through a developed project. Students will gain practical experience in the public health field as they apply their skills to solving real-world problems designated by an external healthcare organization. Students will present their results for students and the external stakeholder to review. Prerequisite: None.
Note that courses are subject to change based upon employer needs and marketplace requirements. The most up-to-date course descriptions and textbook information can be found in the Bryan University Course Catalog.
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