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Careers for Medical and Health Services Managers, Public Health Professionals, and Clinical Data Managers are expected to grow 11 percent or higher, which is much faster than average, through the year 2028.1
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:
Bryan U graduates of the Associate Degree in Health Information Management receive 60 semester credits towards the Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, which is equivalent to completing half of the bachelor’s degree. Bryan alumni also receive discounted tuition rates. If you earned prior college credits and/or a degree at another college or university, we’ll accept as many credits as possible to validate the hard work you’ve already completed. Contact us today and our registrar’s department can assist you.
“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
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.
Technical Officer/Tuberculosis Specialist/National Professional Officer, World Health Organization, Nigeria
Advisory Member, Bryan University
Dr. Adamu is a public health physician, an epidemiologist and a global health specialist with a 25-year track record of successful leadership in public health practice at both national and international levels. Dr. Adamu has spent 18 years of his career with the World Health Organization (WHO) serving in various capacities at sub-national, national, regional and international levels, where he has led critical projects, including the Expanded Program on Immunization (EPI), Disease Surveillance, and Disease Prevention and Control. In his roles at WHO, Dr. Adamu has collaborated and worked on public health programs in over 10 countries in Africa, Europe, North America, South America and Asia. Currently, Dr Adamu serves as a technical adviser on Tuberculosis (TB) Prevention and Control to Ministries of Health (MOH) in 6 States of North-Eastern Nigeria with a combined population of 25 million people. In this capacity, Dr. Adamu has also acquired vast experience in health emergencies, and especially those related to the prevention and control of communicable diseases among the internally displaced persons (IDPs) living in camps or in host communities.
Dr. Adamu earned his PhD – Public Health: Epidemiology from Walden University in the U.S.A.; Master of Public Health (MPH) from Cardiff University in the United Kingdom; sponsored the British Chevening Scholarship – a competitive, prestigious fellowship scholarship awarded to distinguished professionals; and Bachelor’s of Medicine and Surgery (MBBS) from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria. His research interests include tuberculosis prevention and control in both adults and children, partnerships, neonatal tetanus epidemiology, HIV/AIDS prevention, control, treatment and health emergencies.
Dr. Adamu is an active member of several professional bodies, including American Public Health Association (APHA), Walden Alumni Association, Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (RSTMH), British Chevening Scholars Alumni Association, International Union Against Tuberculosis and Lung Disease (IUATLD), Internal AIDS Society (IAS), Stop TB Partnership, National Geographic Society and Nigeria Medical Association.
Associate Director of Performance, Excellence and Accountability, United Health Group
Professor of Health Policy, Ohio University
Advisory Member, Bryan University
Dr. Mary Bynum possesses a Bachelor’s of science degree in nursing from the Ohio State University and a Master’s degree in Public Policy and Management from the Ohio State University as well. In 2015, she obtained a Doctorate in Health Administration from the University of Phoenix and is a certified case manager with the Commission of Case Management.
Dr. Bynum has an extensive background in leadership, education, administration, and public policy. She is a professor at Ohio University and Columbia Southern University. In addition, she is a senior project manager on the performance, excellence, and accountability team for United HealthCare. In 2011, Mary was governor appointed to serve as the health care policy analyst for the state of Ohio under the direction of governor Kaisch.
Dr. Bynum is extremely compassionate about serving vulnerable populations. Her countless years of volunteerism is reflections of her commitment to serving individuals that are in need. She is a board member of the Franklin County Children Service Citizen Advisory Committee (CAC) whose objective is to ensure children and families who have triumphed over major life challenges are recognized and supported.
Dr. Bynum has severed as a Committee Member for the Ohio Statewide Health Disparities Collaborative, the Human Trafficking Taskforce, and the Ohio HIV Steering Committee. As a National Healthcare Speaker and mother of two boys (London and Roman) Dr. Bynum’s motto is “The best legacy we leave is not for our children, but in our children” Debra Roberts.
Public Health Analyst, U. S. Department of
Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration.
Advisory Member, Bryan University
A Community-Oriented Public Health practitioner by training, Gary is currently a Public Health Analyst with the Health Resources and Services Administration’s (HRSA) Office of Regional Operations in Region 10, which is comprised of Alaska, Idaho, Oregon and Washington. Gary is currently the HRSA regional lead for rural health, chronic disease, community engagement and tribal health.
Prior to joining HRSA, Gary was an Executive Officer for the VA Puget Sound Health Care System where he served as the Privacy and Freedom of Information Act Officer. Gary has also worked in various consulting and advisory positions in public health; he was the Quality Assurance Coordinator for the Washington State Department of Health’s Immunization Program and has worked as a Health Policy Analyst for several public health organizations in the Pacific Northwest.
Gary has an M.P.H in Community-Oriented Public Health Practice from the University of Washington and a M.B.A. in Healthcare Management from Western Governors University. Gary has received various public health fellowships, including the Quentin Burdick Fellowship in Rural Health and the Tobacco Scholars Career Development Fellowship, and received the HRSA Administrator’s Special Citation Award in 2015 and 2016 for outstanding performance.
Physician Scientist/Project Coordinator Reproductive Endocrinology, Massachusetts General Hospital
Advisory Member, Bryan University
Dr. Richard Mutyabule is an accomplished Clinical Study Physician with in depth knowledge in Global Clinical Trials and cutting-edge therapeutics. He attained his Primary Medical degree from Uganda. He completed his fellowship in Oncology and Immunology in the United Kingdom. He is a beneficiary of the Skilled Careers in Life Sciences grant through the Boston University School of Medicine and has special interests in Cardiovascular medicine, Onco-immunology, Cancer therapeutics and Pharmacovigilance.
He brings his wealth of knowledge in Clinical medicine to areas of Global health, Health policy and Infectious diseases.
Contributing Faculty/Doctoral Dissertation Chair, Walden University, School of Health Services
Adjunct Faculty, Healthcare Management, Herzing University
Advisory Member, Bryan University
Dr. Richard “lives teaching” with wide experience in higher education. Dr. Richard serves as Contributing Faculty/Dissertation Committee Mentor (Supervisory Committee Member) for Walden University’s PhD Health Services/Dr. Healthcare Administration program. Dr. Richard also fulfills the role of Adjunct Faculty for Herzing University’s Online Healthcare Management program, teaching various undergraduate courses. In this capacity, she has conducted course evaluation and course development.
In addition, Dr. Richard is a certified Project Management Professional with over 25 years of related industry experience, particularly IT projects on federal contracts (nuclear waste storage) and local government (county.) She has worked for more than 15 years in the health and wellness arena, the field in which she currently performs as a Certified Professional Health and Wellness Coach and Coach Concierge with functions including mentoring, facilitating, and training.
Dr. Richard earned her PhD – Health Services: Community Health from Walden University; Master in Organizational Management (MAOM) from the University of Phoenix; and Bachelor in Business Administration/Management Information Systems (BSBA/MIS) from the University of Nevada Las Vegas. Her research interests include healthcare delivery/systems, whole-person health and well-being, physical activity, coaching/mentoring, education, single mothers, vulnerable populations, health disparities, preventable chronic disease, culture, encouragement, self-acceptance, socio-economics, as well as qualitative research and methodology.
Dr. Richard’s passion is encouraging people to be, do, live, and give their best. Likewise, she is passionate about educating through engaging and challenging individuals in taking charge of their education and overall well-being.
Founder and Chief Scientist, Interactive Healthcare Designs
Advisory Member, Bryan University
Dr. Jeffrey Smoot has a Bachelors in Information Technology, Masters in Business Administration, and Doctorate in Computer Science.
He has been involved in the healthcare industry since 1988 for major healthcare systems in the United States. With extensive knowledge in Biomedical Technology, PACS Administration, Cardiovascular Information Systems, Healthcare Informatics and Healthcare IT, he has performed doctoral research on the reduction of Noscomial infections in hospital through touchless interfaces.
His main interest of research is in the area of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality development for Healthcare Cardiology, he has been the keynote speaker at the 2015 Georgia Biomedical Instrumentation Society Annual Convention, Colorado Technical University Alumni Board member.
Currently he is a Professor at Trident University International in Healthcare Informatics and Business Systems Analyst Lead for Cardiology at major Healthcare System. Dr. Smoot is the Founder and Chief Scientist of Interactive Healthcare Designs, which develops innovative technologies for healthcare in the space of Virtual Reality/ Augmented Reality and Human Computer Interaction.
HIM Director, Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS)
Advisory Member, Bryan University
Manny Soto-Griego, RHIA – is a health information management (HIM) professional with over 30 years of healthcare experience in healthcare consulting, revenue cycle operations, electronic health record (EHR) applications, document management, and project management. Manny has served in administrative, interim management, and consulting capacities within large academic and urban hospitals. His experience in the healthcare industry has focused on improving operational and financial performance in a variety of healthcare settings. Manny is the HIM Director for Maricopa Integrated Health System (MIHS) in Phoenix, Arizona.
Faculty, Bryan University
Faculty, Bryan University
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