Building on the knowledge learned in entry-level health professional program, the purpose of the Bachelor of Science in health administration completion program is to provide advanced knowledge, values and critical judgment skills needed to assume leadership and management roles in health care environments. This program will prepare graduates for advanced employment roles and for admission to advanced degree program such as Master’s in business administration (MBA) or Master’s in health administration (MHA).
Student Learning Outcomes
By the end of this program, the student will be able to:
- Apply theories of change and team leadership to management in health care.
- Apply organizational theories, intellectual skills and competencies, and business principles when making decisions related to utilization of human and fiscal resources in health care.
- Apply a structured process when making ethical decisions.
- Analyze the leadership role within a selected health care organization.
- Analyze research data and evaluate its application to best practice policies and procedures in health care.
- Design, implement and evaluate evidence-based services using market forces in health care.
Admission to Study
Applications for undergraduate study should be directed to the Office of Admissions and Merit Awards at Coastal Carolina University.
The health administration completion program at Coastal Carolina University builds on the foundation courses in associate degree programs and the liberal arts core curriculum. Admission to the program requires that students have earned either an Associate degree, a Baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college/university, or an approved U.S. equivalent bachelor degree, with a minimum 2.0 cumulative grade point average, a grade of ‘C’ or better in all health administration courses and have current certification and/or licensure in a health care discipline. Completion of Core Curriculum for students who do not possess the A.A., A.S., B.A., or B.S. degree is preferred.
There are 120-131 credits required for this degree. 45-46 credit hours are required courses for this program. 38-40 credit hours are required Core Curriculum courses for Coastal Carolina University. Students with associate degrees in science and arts, bachelor degrees in science and art, or approved U.S. equivalent bachelor degrees or have a degree that meets the core waiver petition will be exempted from core curriculum requirements. Those students that have current certification and/or licensure in a health care discipline may be awarded up to forty-five credit hours for the courses completed in their technical discipline. Additional credits can be obtained through the selection of elective courses, depending upon the interests of the students and the availability of distance learning courses. Those students that do not hold a current certification and/or licensure in a health care discipline but have an A.A., A.S., B.A., or B.S. degree will need to take an additional 15 credit hours of designated public health courses.
Students must earn a grade of ‘C’ or better in all courses under major requirements.
All courses in this program will be delivered in a distance learning format using the Moodle Learning Management System. This system includes various requirements for communicating and submitting assignments. It is expected that for every three semester hour course, students will spend an average of five to eight hours per week engaged in reading, studying, communicating, and completing assignments and assessments. Students who enroll in the Bachelor of Science in health administration completion program must have access (at home, at work, or through some other source) to a computer, internet service provider (high speed connection—DSL, cable modem, or LAN), and an approved web browser. Students are expected to meet and or exceed the minimal recommendations for computer specifications. Please click here. Students must also have a basic level of computer skills and knowledge of computer operation. In addition, students should have a working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and Internet web-browsing.