Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Health Sciences - Healthcare Administration

Apply principles of healthy living to improve the lives of others.

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Ranked No. 2 on list of Best Online Bachelor’s in Health Science Programs by BestColleges.com
Gain hands-on experience through an internship
Get ready for a career in a fast-growing industry

Health Sciences, B.S. – Healthcare Administration Overview

Because of the aging population, the healthcare industry is rapidly growing. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that 2.4 million jobs will be added to the field by 2026. With the healthcare administration online degree program from the University of West Florida, you can prepare for a high-demand career in the healthcare industry, at a hospital, insurance company, long-term care facility and more.

With the program’s flexible online format, you can study anytime and anywhere while learning from faculty who have years of experience in the field. And through a required internship, you will gain hands-on experience in the healthcare industry. UWF’s health sciences program was ranked No. 2 on BestColleges.com’s list of Best Online Bachelor’s in Health Science Programs.

Key topics of study for our online healthcare administration degree program include:

  • Contemporary issues in the health sciences
  • Fundamentals of the United States healthcare system and its various characteristics
  • Laws and regulations that impact the healthcare and public health systems
  • Concepts and issues relevant to healthcare administration in different environments, including hospitals, nursing homes and clinics
  • Managing healthcare employees
  • Finance as practiced in health services organizations
  • Making ethical decisions as a healthcare practitioner
  • The basics of marketing
  • Strategic management and planning as related to healthcare organizations

Candidates for This Program Include:

  • Those seeking a career in management at a hospital, nursing home, clinic or other healthcare facility
  • Students wanting the opportunity to make a positive impact on the population and its health
  • Those desiring to pursue a high-demand career in a fast-growing field

Learning Outcomes

  • Manage and work with other healthcare staff on projects
  • Think critically and effectively resolve issues in healthcare administration
  • Show knowledge in healthcare laws and regulations, management, marketing, economics and more