Why Choose Health Administration?

Health Administration is one of the fastest growing fields in the health care industry, and the demand for competent and experienced leaders will continue for the foreseeable future. Health administrators are needed in all areas of the health care industry, and in all health care organizations including hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, nursing homes, hospice centers, rehab centers, health plans (insurance), health care consulting, and many more settings. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the health care administration profession is likely to grow by about 23% by 2022, which is much faster than the national average for jobs generally.

Baptist College offers two pathways to a Bachelor of Health Sciences Degree in Health Administration:

The Health Administration Undergraduate (4-year) Program & 3-year Accelerated Program

Baptist College is meeting this challenge head-on beginning in the fall of 2018 with the launch of the Health Administration (HA) Undergraduate Program that has been specifically designed to provide recent high school graduates and adult students with little or no college experience, a pathway into a career in the field of health administration.  

The HA Undergraduate Program at Baptist College will encompass a three-year accelerated or four-year course progression plan, within which students will complete 74 credit hours of General Education and Elective courses, and 48 credit hours of Health Administration core courses.  Students will also be required to complete a 120-hour guided internship which will introduce them to health care industry business processes and organizational dynamics common within multiple health care settings.

Health care administrators serve as the backbone for virtually every medical facility and health care setting, working each day to minimize operating costs while maximizing efficiency.  And as the demand for healthcare services soars in today’s fast-growing medical industry, so does the need for qualified health care administrators to manage the essential resources for delivering safe, effective, and high-quality patient care.

The Health Administration Completion (19-month) Program

The Health Administration Completion program at Baptist College is well-suited for the busy working adult learner, who needs convenient course offerings that reflect the real-world aspects of leading and managing in today’s exciting health care industry.  Our program offers the following:

  • blended courses (combination of classroom and online instruction) one night per week;
  • modified and totally online courses;
  • classes in 14-week trimesters all year-round.

Students who can transfer 60 or more credit hours from another accredited institution can graduate in as little as 19 months (5 trimesters).  Our courses cover a comprehensive range of health administration subject areas, and we have many Baptist partners who will facilitate health administration internship opportunities for our students if they so desire.

Jeff Halbert, class of 2017 alumni from the health administration program

"Baptist College of Health Sciences' health administration program provided me a positive experience and a successful foundation in health administration. I was equipped by experienced healthcare professionals that invested their knowledge, skilled practice and time leading me in the field of healthcare professionals. The passion and professionalism from the staff encouraged me to continue to pursue a Masters in Health Administration. I have recently been accepted into two top ten MHA programs in the nation. I am currently admitted to the #2 program in the nation where I will be attending in the fall of 2017. Thank you, Baptist College for believing and equipping me for success.”

- Jeff H. ‘17, Health Administration graduate