Health Care Administration – Bachelor of Science

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Program Summary

  • Students can gain knowledge of health care policies and operations and management skills.
  • Graduates of the Health Care Administration (HCA) program at Brookline College will be prepared to function in leadership positions in various medical office settings such as hospitals, clinics, doctor’s offices, or medical device companies requiring skills in administration, record keeping, quality management, human resources management, medical law and ethics, and communication.
  • Courses are taught by instructors with real world experience in the field.

Employment Projections

  • The Health Care Administration field is projected to grow 18% nationally between 2016-2026, which is much faster than the national average. (1)
  • There are 72,100 projected job openings nationally between 2016-2026. (1)
(1) https://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm#tab-3

Employment Options

  • Hospitals
  • Nursing Homes
  • Physician’s Offices
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Program Spotlight

What Classes will I Take?

  • Medical Terminology
  • Health Care Organizations
  • Health Care Marketing and Customer Service

What are typical class hours?

  • Brookline’s program is designed to let you go to school on your time, not according to a class schedule. Our online degree program is flexible and puts you at the center of your education.
  • You can be full-time or part-time, whichever works for your schedule.
Program Description & Outline
What Classes Will I Take?

Medical Terminology
Health Care Organizations
Health Care Marketing and Customer Service

Outline

120 CREDITS – 1860 CONTACT HOURS – 120 WEEKS

The objective of this program is to provide knowledge related to health care policy and operations, as well as management skills that can be applied in the complex health services sector. Course work includes practical and traditional areas of health care such as medical terminology, medical office management, types of health care organizations and administrative functions, as well as more theoretical and contemporary subjects like public policy, human resource management, organizational behavior, and business strategy in health care. Additionally, the general education courses add to the overall preparatory knowledge of lifelong learning. Courses are taught by instructors who are practitioners in the field and can provide you with insight to help you become successful in the health care services sector of your choice. This combination of skills, along with a familiarity of the terminology and structure in the health care system, provide a strong foundation for a health care administration career. Graduates of this program will be prepared to enter the professional environment of health care in an entry-level supervisory/management position.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program graduates will:

  • Describe the organization, structure, and modes of deliver of US and global healthcare systems.
  • Use critical thinking to propose systems to improve healthcare delivery.
  • Maintain accurate financial records, prepare budgets, analyze variance, assess opportunities and risks of a healthcare system.
  • Work with internal and external agencies to perform institutional self-evaluations and continuous improvement practices
  • Identify, use and evaluate different forms of medical record management.
  • Demonstrate adherence to codes of ethics, privacy rules, laws and regulations associated with the health care industry.
  • Effectively use written and oral methods of communication.
  • Create and evaluate comprehensive, data-driven action plans based on measurable outcomes.

Online; Residential and Blended Program Requirements

Program Concentration – 72 Credits – 1110 Contact hours Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours Practicum
HA 100 Medical Terminology34500
HA 110 Electronic Medical Records330300
HA 200 Anatomy and Physiology34500
HA 204 Health Care Organizations34500
MG 320 Economics34500
AC 101 Accounting34500
HA 207 Health Care Finance34500
HA 210 Medical Law and Ethics34500
BU 279 Marketing34500
MG 302 Management Communications34500
HA 240 Medical Office Administration330300
MG 308 Legal Environments of Business34500
HA 303 Public Policy in Health Care34500
HA 400 Health Care Planning and Implementation34500
MG 304 Organizational Behavior34500
HA 403 Advanced Financial Management34500
HA 411 Health Care Systems Analysis & Design34500
HA 499 Health Care Administration Capstone34500
General Education - 36 Credits - 540 Contact hours Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours Practicum
Open Science - Science/Bio/A&P34500
Open English34500
Open Comm – Communication or CO 41534500
Open Soc Sci – Social/Behavioral Science34500
Open Hum – Humanities or HU 20034500
LI 310 Contemporary Literature34500
Open Math34500
PH 330 Decision Making34500
Open Ethics – Ethics or PH 41034500
Open Social/Behavioral Science (Psych)34500
Open Stats – Stats or QN 22034500
Open Social/Behavioral Science (Sociology)34500
Additional Course Requirements - 12 Credits - 210 Contact Hours Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours Practicum
CP 100 Word Processing and Presentations330300
CP 101 Spreadsheets and Databases330300
PD 299 Professional Development34500
SS 100 Student Success34500
*Elective Options (three course 100/200 level/six course 300/400 level) Credit Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours Practicum
Open Elective34500
Open Elective34500
Open Elective34500
Open Elective34500
Open Elective34500
Open Elective34500
Total12017401200
What Does a Health Care Administrator Do?

Health Care Administrators, also known as Medical and Health Services Managers, plan, direct, and coordinate the business side of health care. Some oversee entire facilities, while others are responsible for a specific department or physician practice.  You can expect to work closely with doctors, nurses, technicians, and technologists. Some also have contact with patients and insurance companies.

Tuition & Fees

Your education is a big investment and Brookline College believes no investment offers more potential. A new career can transform your life, and we’re here to help you make that happen.

Tuition
  • At Brookline College there are no hidden costs. Our tuition includes books, supplies and all fees.
  • Tuition: Please call or click Request Info to determine your cost.
  • Program length: 120 weeks.
Paying For School
  • More than 88% of Brookline College students use some form of financial aid(2) to help cover the cost of their education(3). That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.
  • We have also provided The Net Price Calculator that will provide preliminary, non-binding estimates of federal, state, and institutional aid eligibility based on federal methodology.

(2) Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
(3) Percentage calculated by Brookline College for the 2015-16 school year.

Admissions Process

We want to be sure your career goals are in line with your selected program of study. Our admission process will help you understand our programs and the career expectations in the field.

Five Simple Steps:

  1. Visit the campus. See what Brookline and the Health Care Administration program is all about.
  2. Complete a Visitor Information Form.
  3. Complete a financial aid interview to develop a financial plan.
  4. Complete the Enrollment Agreement with an Admissions Representative to include collecting all necessary documentation.
  5. Meet with the Director of Education, or an appropriate Department Director to discuss any unusual enrollment circumstances or accommodations needed to successfully complete the program.

Once all requirements have been completed, the Director of Admissions, Director of Education, and Campus Director reviews the application for approval. Applicants are notified of their acceptance promptly.

Accreditation

Accreditation is the recognition that an institution maintains the standards required to achieve the credentials for professional practice. It is the status granted to an institution that meets or exceeds specific criteria of educational quality as defined by the accrediting agency.

  • Institutional Accreditation: Brookline College’s Phoenix, Tucson, Tempe, and Albuquerque campuses are accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
  • Brookline College has been approved by Arizona to participate in the National Council for State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements. NC-SARA is a voluntary, regional approach to state oversight of postsecondary distance education. For more information, visit: http://nc-sara.org/
  • Programmatic Accreditation: Programmatic accreditation, also known as specialized or professional accreditation, is designed for specialized departments, programs, schools, or colleges within a university or institution that has already received accreditation.

The Baccalaureate degree program in nursing and Master’s degree program in nursing are accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education, 655 K Street NW, Suite 750, Washington DC 20001.  202-887-06791.

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The BSN pre-licensure program is currently on probation with the Arizona Board of Nursing (“AZBON”).  Brookline entered a consent agreement with AZBON, which requires Brookline to submit monthly reports.  The agreement can be found on the Arizona Board of Nursing’s website https://www.azbn.gov/. The BSN pre-licensure program is fully approved by the New Mexico Board of Nursing, nmbon.sks.com.

Locations that offer this program
Albuquerque
Tempe
Tucson
Online

Brookline College - Albuquerque Campus

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