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Looking to Advance in Healthcare?

Our healthcare industry is growing in size and complexity. It takes skilled administrators to manage staffing, systems, projects, regulatory requirements—the challenges facing healthcare today. If you’re working in the field and looking for additional opportunities, or interested in entering healthcare administration altogether, our ACCSC-accredited online college program offers career-focused training.

The online campus at Vista College built its Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program around real jobs that are hiring today. Our knowledgeable instructors cover the planning, accounting & budgeting, personnel management, and IT systems, everything you need to get you Day 1 Ready for entry-level healthcare administration positions. Take your courses through virtually any device, on your time, making it possible to continue working while you complete your degree.

Because career preparation goes beyond classes, Vista College’s personalized career services focus on all aspects of career readiness, from finding the right jobs to resume building to interview prep. If you are ready for the challenge, we’ll give you all the right tools.

What You’ll Learn

In our online healthcare administration bachelor’s degree program, you’ll develop the human-relations skills needed to collaborate with complex teams, keep healthcare information accurate and safeguarded, and the strategic-thinking skills to identify and meet goals.

Fast Facts

Next Start Date
September 7

Course Length: 48 Months *
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Campus: Online
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Career Opportunities for Healthcare Administration Graduates

Graduates of our online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration program emerge ready to seek entry-level employment in healthcare office environments. More experienced graduates may be ready to leverage this training to advance in their current jobs.

Potential Job Titles: Community Coordinator, Program Manager, Practice Manager, Office Manager.

Why Online at Vista College?

The Right Skills for Real Jobs

The online campus at Vista College designs its healthcare programs around the real skills that employers seek, getting you Day 1 Ready for jobs that are hiring today.

Course # Course Title Credits
HITT3451-O Health Information Systems 4.5
HPRS3451-O Healthcare Planning & Evaluation 4.5
HPRS3452-O Health Policy 4.5
HPRS3453-O Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance 4.5
HPRS3455-O Public and Community Health Services 4.5
HPRS3456-O Delivery of Healthcare in the US 4.5
HPRS3457-O Health and Wellness 4.5
HPRS4450-O Healthcare Management 4.5
HPRS4451-O Quality Management in Healthcare 4.5
HPRS4452-O Healthcare Human Resources Management 4.5
HPRS4453-O Healthcare Marketing 4.5
HPRS4454-O Essentials of Continuum Care 4.5
HRPO4450-O Law and Ethics in Healthcare 4.5
HRPO4452-O Organizational Behavior for Healthcare Professionals 4.5
MDCA4451-O Cultural Diversity in Healthcare Settings 4.5
COMM3451-O Communications 4.5
ENGL3451-O English Composition II * 4.5
GOVT3451-O Political Science 4.5
HIST4452-O US History 4.5
SOCI4451-O Sociology 4.5

Health Information Systems

HITT3451-O

This course focuses on various health information systems, health-related data structures, software applications, and enterprise architecture in healthcare and public health.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Healthcare Planning & Evaluation

HPRS3451-O

This course focuses on the strategic planning, implementation, and evaluation of health programs within a variety of healthcare organizations and provides a variety of tools and concepts necessary for developing, evaluating and presenting the strategies.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Health Policy

HPRS3452-O

This course focuses on the medical model of healthcare in the U.S.; the role of various healthcare professionals, their education, and certification/licensure requirements; Medicare and Medicaid; HMOs, PPOs, and IPAs; medical malpractice and tort reform; and the role of the federal, state, and local governments.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Fundamentals of Healthcare Finance

HPRS3453-O

This course focuses on the fundamentals of healthcare finance. Emphasis is placed on the characteristics of financial intermediaries in the health field and related markets.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Public and Community Health Services

HPRS3455-O

This course focuses on the role healthcare professionals play in the public and community health services delivery system. Emphasis is placed on the role of healthcare professionals, their education, certification/licensure requirements, insurance plans, the organizations, and the key issues driving healthcare reform in the U.S.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Delivery of Healthcare in the US

HPRS3456-O

This course focuses on the development of delivery systems in the healthcare field in the U.S. Emphasis is on the organization, financing, accreditation, licensure, and regulatory agencies.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Health and Wellness

HPRS3457-O

This course focuses on an overview of wellness theory and its application throughout the life span. Emphasis is placed on attitude development, impact of cultural beliefs, and communication of wellness.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Healthcare Management

HPRS4450-O

This course focuses on the concepts, terminology, principles, theories, and issues relevant to the field of healthcare management. Emphasis is placed on various theories, processes, and functions of management as well as on the integration of behavioral and system approaches into the traditional analysis of healthcare. Additional topics include decision making, planning strategies, and leadership skills.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Quality Management in Healthcare

HPRS4451-O

This course focuses on quality standards and methodologies in healthcare management. Emphasis is placed on various approaches to assessing patient safety issues and reporting through electronic systems are included.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Healthcare Human Resources Management

HPRS4452-O

This course focuses on the basic principles of human resources in a healthcare facility. Emphasis is placed on work analysis, workforce planning, recruiting, staffing, training, and performance of employees. This foundation is used to examine how the human resources professionals manage compensation, labor relations, safety issues and health issues of employees, and discipline and procedural justice in a healthcare environment.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Healthcare Marketing

HPRS4453-O

This course focuses on introduction to the marketing mix of functions and process in the healthcare field. Emphasis is placed on identifying the marketing mix components in relation to market segmentation, explaining the environmental factors which influence the healthcare consumer, and outlining a marketing plan.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Essentials of Continuum Care

HPRS4454-O

This course focuses on the continuum of care necessary for providing skilled assistance over time in facilities such as nursing homes, assisted living facilities, rehabilitation hospitals, and other long-term care providers.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Law and Ethics in Healthcare

HRPO4450-O

This course focuses on the regulations governing the legal relationships among physicians, patients, and healthcare professionals and the ethics that apply. Emphasis is on the Patient’s Bill of Rights and identifying local, state, and federal standards and regulations for the control and use of health information in a legal and ethical manner.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Organizational Behavior for Healthcare Professionals

HRPO4452-O

This course is designed to provide students with an opportunity to explore the behavior of individuals, groups, and organizations within today’s healthcare environment. Specific topics include the determinants of individual behavior and task performance, motivation theories, and performance management. Aspects of working with teams are covered, including conflict negotiation and organizational politics, culture, structure, and design. Additional topics include changing management and leadership.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Cultural Diversity in Healthcare Settings

MDCA4451-O

This course is designed to help students examine their own attitudes, behaviors, perceptions, and biases in order to develop culturally aware approaches to administration in healthcare settings. Emphasis is placed on the role culture plays in healthcare perceptions.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Communications

COMM3451-O

This course focuses on the history, the principles, and the techniques of interpersonal, organizational, and mass communication. Emphasis is placed on written, verbal, and visual formats.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

English Composition II

ENGL3451-O

This course builds on the writing skills learned in English Composition I. In addition to reviewing the writing process, students are introduced to research techniques, citation techniques, documentation formats, and critical analysis of written topics.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Political Science

GOVT3451-O

This course covers the discipline of political science focusing on the scope and methods of the field, and the substantive topics in the discipline including the theoretical foundations of politics, political interaction, political institutions and how political systems function.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

US History

HIST4452-O

This course covers the history of the United States from first discovery and settlement through the Reconstruction Era following the Civil War. It examines the social, the political, the religious, and the economic events and influences that shaped the nation and its people.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

Sociology

SOCI4451-O

This course provides a broad overview of sociology and how it applies to everyday life. Major theoretical perspectives and concepts are presented, including sociological imagination, culture, deviance, inequality, social change, and social structure. Students also explore the influence of social class and social institutions such as religion, education, healthcare, government, economy, and environment. The family as a social structure is also examined.

4.5 credits
45 theory hours

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