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Advance Your Career in Healthcare Administration, Public Health, or Health Information Systems

Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration

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Career Outlook and Growth

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

Expanding Careers

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.

Attractive Career Opportunities

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 Administrator/Manager
  • Health Information Management Systems (HIMS) Analyst
  • Public Health Specialist/Educator
  • Population Health Specialist/Coordinator
  • Healthcare Data Analyst
  • Population Health Data Analyst
  • Clinical Data Analyst
  • Health Policy/Process Analyst

Diverse Employers

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:

  • Ambulatory care facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Federal, state, and local governments
  • Nursing homes and long-term care facilities
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Group medical and physicians’ practices
  • Insurance companies
  • Health information vendors
  • Nonprofits
  • College health settings

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.

Program Overview

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.

Specialized Skills that Employers Want

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:

  • Healthcare information systems and management
  • Population health principles and practices
  • Human resources management
  • Leadership and administration principles and practices
  • Healthcare policy and law
  • Quality and process improvement
  • Database management, including SQL
  • Data visualization, analysis, and displays
  • Clinical classification of data
  • Data quality and evaluation techniques
  • Communications and ethics
  • Research and effective writing
  • Statistical methods

All books and courseware are included in the program tuition!

Two Concentrations to Choose From With Industry Certification Preparation

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:

Health Information Management Systems Concentration

  • Healthcare revenue cycle management
  • Federal, state, and local guidelines for healthcare claims processing
  • Healthcare information systems management
  • Healthcare data quality
  • Professional practicum project
  • Certification preparation for the Certified Associate in Healthcare Information and Management Systems (CAHIMS™) exam – one exam attempt included in tuition!

Public Health Concentration

  • Public health planning, strategy, and evaluation
  • Epidemiology principles including epigenetics, infectious disease, and foodborne illness
  • Public health advocacy and social justice
  • Public health policy for federal, state, and local programs
  • Public health capstone project to gain real-world, practical experience in a public health setting
  • Certification preparation for the Certified Public Health© (CPH) exam2

Online Learning—Personalized to You

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:

  • Individual coaching meetings with instructors when you want them, and instructors who reach out to you if they see you need help
  • The flexibility to accelerate assignment due dates and select from a variety of assignment options to fit your schedule and learning style
  • A mastery-based learning environment giving you the option to improve grades by re-taking assignments based upon instructor feedback
  • Cutting-edge technologies that adapt to your current knowledge level and highlights only the information you need, saving you time and improving the learning experience
  • Meaningful, interactive conversations with your peers and faculty
  • Real-world practicum experience to prepare you for your career
  • Live, interactive online events such as industry speakers, faculty coaching sessions, and helpful workshops that are all recorded in case you miss the event and need to watch it later

Get Transfer Credit for Your Associate Degree

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.

Footnotes
1Please visit www.onetonline.org (classification codes 11-9111.00, 21-1094.00 and 15-2051.02) and Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, on the internet at https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/11-9111.00, https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/21-1094.00, and https://www.onetonline.org/link/summary/15-2051.02. Sites visited 1/19/2021.
2Note that applicant eligibility to take the CPH exam requires a school or program of public health that is accredited by, or in applicant status with, the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH), and requires the applicant to have at least three subsequent years’ public health work experience. Bryan University is currently seeking accreditation through the CEPH.

Meet the Program Director

“This program is truly like no other – in addition to the many benefits provided to students, the program is aligned with the modern healthcare marketplace so that students are job-ready upon graduation.”

– Marjorie Rosen, AS, BA, MBA Healthcare, AHIMA RHIT

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Program Details

Why We're Different: Students Come First

Tuition Lock Guarantee

We lock your tuition rate once you enroll, plus tuition goes down the longer you're in school.

Job Search Assistance

We provide students job search assistance while in school and once they graduate.

Accelerated Programs

You can get started - and finish - fast.

Welcome Kits Included

Once you enroll, we provide you a welcome kit package to ensure you're ready to start school.

Faculty Who Put You First

Our faculty provide you with personalized, individual attention and support.

Electronic Books & Courseware Included

We provide easy access to all your electronic textbooks and courseware.

Focus on Employment

You’ll graduate with a degree targeted for a specific job market and earn skills that match employers’ needs.

Learn by Doing

You’ll develop real-world skills by completing simulated job tasks and using industry technologies.

Return for Refresher Classes

As a graduate, you’ll have the privilege of auditing previously completed courses still being taught—at no charge—to keep your skills sharp.