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Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration

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

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Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration

Career Outlook and Growth

Careers for Medical and Health Services Managers, Public Health Professionals, and Clinical Data Managers are expected to grow 10% to 15% percent or higher, which is faster than average, through the year 2030.1

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.

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 1/19/2022. Also, job market conditions are dynamic and can change. This data is not intended to predict the market conditions that will be present when you graduate from your program and may differ based on your geographic location and other factors.

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 opportunities2 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

2Example occupations shown herein do not imply a guarantee of employment. Students are responsible for conducting occupational research for their chosen program. Employers have unique hiring practices and job-specific requirements, which may include years of experience for manager positions. Graduates with little to no prior experience should expect an entry-level position.

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.

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Career & Job Search Services for Students & Grads

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.

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Program Highlights

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Total Credits
100%
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Online
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Courses at a Time
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Get the Skills Employers Want

Bryan U programs are aligned with employers’ needs to ensure you get the most current and relevant skills, including:

Bachelor's Degree

  • 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

Gain Valuable Experience

Bryan University’s Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration was developed in collaboration with industry experts and provides two concentration options that are aligned with current competencies by the Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS) and the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH). You’ll gain real-world practice experience online combined with a capstone experience to ensure you’re job-ready upon graduation.

Health Information Management Systems Concentration Capstone

Apply your skills in developing a project related to a real-world healthcare challenge and through interactions with industry professionals.

Public Health Concentration Capstone

Apply your skills in developing a solution to a real-world public health challenge that is coordinated through a healthcare facility.

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Upgrade Your Skills & Career Options: Stackable Programs with Dual Enrollment

All Bryan University programs are stacked, which means once you earn your Certificate and Associate Degree in Medical Assisting, Medical Billing and Coding, or Health Information Management, you can transfer these credits directly into the Bachelor’s Degree in Healthcare Administration. If you have already obtained college credit or an associate degree from another accredited school, we’ll accept as many credits as possible to accelerate your completion time.

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Meet Your Program Faculty

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Shannon Harris
Faculty, Bryan University
  • B.S., Health Information Management, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • M.B.A, Healthcare Management, University of Phoenix
  • M.Phil, Walden University
  • RHIA
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Shannon Harris Faculty, Bryan University
  • B.S., Health Information Management, University of Alabama at Birmingham
  • M.B.A, Healthcare Management, University of Phoenix
  • M.Phil, Walden University
  • RHIA
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Michelle Hidrogo
Faculty, Bryan University
  • B.S., Psychology, Colorado Christain University
  • RHIT
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Michelle Hidrogo Faculty, Bryan University
  • B.S., Psychology, Colorado Christain University
  • RHIT
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Amy Higgins
Faculty, Bryan University
  • B.A. Business Management/Organization Leadership, LaGrange College
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Amy Higgins Faculty, Bryan University
  • B.A. Business Management/Organization Leadership, LaGrange College

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Meet Your General Education Faculty

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Kelsey Lunsford Instructor, Bryan University

MA, Communication, University of Central Florida; BA, Human Communication, University of Central Florida

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Kelsey Lunsford Instructor, Bryan University

MA, Communication, University of Central Florida; BA, Human Communication, University of Central Florida

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Shannon McCarty Instructor, Bryan University

PhD in Professional Studies from Capella University; Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University; Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from University of Arizona

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Shannon McCarty Instructor, Bryan University

PhD in Professional Studies from Capella University; Master of Education in Educational Leadership from Arizona State University; Bachelor of Science in Biology and Chemistry from University of Arizona

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Evangeline McDonald Instructor, Bryan University

MA in Mathematics, The University of Texas at Arlington; BS in Mathematics, Dallas Baptist University

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Evangeline McDonald Instructor, Bryan University

MA in Mathematics, The University of Texas at Arlington; BS in Mathematics, Dallas Baptist University

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Explore Healthcare Administration Courses

  • BHA-355, 3.0 credits
    Healthcare Policy and Management
    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.
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  • SOC-300S, 3.0 credits
    Social Psychology
    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.
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  • SCI-300S, 3.0 credits
    Environmental Science
    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.
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  • MAT-320S, 3.0 credits
    Applied Statistics
    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.
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  • HIM-499, 3.0 credits
    HIM Independent Study
    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.
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  • HIM-450, 3.0 credits
    Seminar in Health Information Management
    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.
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Accreditation & Approvals

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Benefits for You

Included in Tuition

As a Bryan University student, you’ll receive these benefits and services included in tuition at no extra cost.

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    Industry Certifications & Credentials

    Prepare for third-party certifications – one certification exam attempt paid for by the university.

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    Electronic Books & Courseware

    We give you easy access to your e-textbooks and software.

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    Tutoring & Academic Support

    Our tutors and academic staff provide personalized support whenever you need it.

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    School Starter Kit

    You’ll receive a starter package to ensure you’re ready to succeed in your program.

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    Accelerated Programs & No Waiting Lists

    Finish in the shortest time possible and never get wait-listed for course registration.

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    Refresher Classes

    As a graduate, audit previously completed courses free to keep your skills sharp.

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    Personal Success Coach

    You'll receive dedicated support to help you succeed in and out of the classroom.

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    Career Services

    Get expert help to ensure you're job-ready and connect with employers.

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    Mentoring from Expert Faculty

    Learn from faculty with real-world experience in their field.

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Why Learn Online

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Flexible & Convenient

We recognize that life can be busy and complex, so we’ve designed the learning experience around you. You have the option to complete your homework assignments online each week at days and times convenient to you. You have the flexibility to resubmit homework to improve your grades and gain greater mastery of the course content.

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Learn Faster & Retain More

We provide you with user-friendly learning technology such as adaptive digital textbooks and simulated job tasks to help you learn faster, easier, and retain more knowledge. All your efforts are recorded so you can track your progress and plan your time more effectively.

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Live Classes & Academic Support

Studying online with Bryan lets you learn from the comfort of home while connecting you in live events with peers, teachers, industry professionals, and mentors. If you happen to miss the event, we record them so can you watch them later and not miss a beat. Whenever you need help with an assignment, you can schedule a tutor at any time online with the click of a button.

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Connect with Peers, Faculty & Industry Experts

At Bryan, we don’t think learning online means learning alone. Connect with faculty, peers, and student support conveniently from your smartphone, tablet, or computer using Zoom, a user-friendly video app. You’ll join a vibrant community that includes industry experts who will provide support, expand your professional network, and celebrate your success along the way.

How You Learn Online

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Live Classes on Zoom

Most programs provide live classes that are also recorded in case you miss them and need to watch them later - click here for a list of live classes by program.

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Re-submit Homework for Mastery

Didn't get the grade you wanted? At Bryan U, you can resubmit your homework to improve your grades.

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User-Friendly Learning Technology

You'll learn using a program that adapts to your knowledge level while helping you learn faster and retain more.

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Share Your Interests

Engage with others in class using a social platform to share your thoughts on topics you're interested in.

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Affording College

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Tuition Lock Guarantee

Bryan offers affordable tuition rates for all students, no matter where they reside. We don't differentiate between residents or non-residents. We also lock-in your tuition rate when you enroll, so you can rest assured that your tuition will never increase over the length of your program.

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Transfer Credits

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.

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Financial Aid if You Qualify

As an accredited institution, students of Bryan University who are residents of the United States may qualify for federal financial aid. Our team of dedicated financial advisors can also help you understand what other options are available to you. To learn about those who qualify, please visit our financial aid page.

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Active-Duty Military & Veterans

For students who are veterans or active-duty members of the U.S. military, you may also use your military educational benefits, if qualified. Please see our military benefits page for more details. You may also complete the Request Information form or call us at 888-721-9773 to receive immediate assistance.

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Tuition Rates Go Down the Longer You're in School

As you progress through each credential level (e.g., certificate to associate degree, or associate degree to bachelor's degree), your tuition decreases. Plus, your tuition is locked in once you enroll so that it never goes up as long as you remain continuously enrolled in good academic standing. For a current listing of Bryan University's tuition rates by program, please visit our tuition rates page.

Admission Requirements

To be admitted to Bryan University, prospective students must complete the following requirements:

  • Earn a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Be at least 17 years of age. If a student is under the age of 18, they will be required to have a parent or legal guardian counter-sign enrollment forms.
  • Fill out the University’s Application and pay a $25 registration fee.
  • Complete an interview with an Admissions Representative. Please call 888-768-6861 or complete the Request Information form to schedule this.
  • Pass a computer and internet speed assessment to ensure technology minimums are met. Please see the university’s course catalog to see detailed technology requirements.
  • Complete all required forms for admission.
  • For transfer credit evaluation, submit official transcripts from past colleges and universities attended.
  • Complete an online introductory course – “LaunchPad” – to demonstrate the ability to navigate online coursework.
  • Attend online orientation to meet your faculty and classmates.
  • For all healthcare and paralegal programs, applicants must complete and pass a required criminal background check, which is provided by the university.
  • Note that students applying to healthcare programs may need to identify a practicum site. The university provides a list of approved practicum sites and will support students in site selection.

To begin this process, we invite you to contact a member of our admissions team at 888-768-6861 or complete the Request Information form.

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