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Earn your Healthcare Management Degree

 

  • Healthcare Degree
  • Course Requirements
  • Class Schedule
  • Course Rotation
  • Careers

A Healthcare Management degree offers limitless career opportunities. As the industry broadens and diversifies, so does the need for effective managers and healthcare administration. If you’re looking for a health care administration degree, Avila Advantage’s Bachelor of Science degree in Healthcare Management will sharpen your skills and increase your initiative to keep pace and move ahead with confidence.

The Healthcare Management degree classes can be taken online, on campus, or in blended formats and the class schedule is broken into 8-week and weekend intensive formats beginning several times a year. You can start, pause, and restart the program if and when you need to. The bachelor’s in healthcare administration is a 128-credit hour program, where you will develop:

  • A community and national perspective of the healthcare administration system
  • An understanding of the key laws affecting the Healthcare Management industry
  • The skills to assess and problem-solve using industry research and statistical data
  • The ability to evaluate the healthcare market and strategize solutions to systemic issues that capitalize on market trends

To find out more about the health care administration degree, fill out our online form or email Advantage@avila.edu and information will be sent to you directly. Or speak with an advisor at 816.501.3737. Find out why Avila’s bachelor’s in healthcare administration is the Advantage you’ve been looking for.

"Children’s Mercy has been a training site for and hiring Avila healthcare students since 1995. We find Advantage students to be so knowledgeable, professional, and enthusiastic, that we offer a generous tuition reimbursement program to all of our employees. I, myself, have a master’s degree in education from Avila, and it has served me well. I’m a big believer in Avila.”
- Teresa Shepherd, Director of Education, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO


Course Requirements

The course requirements for a bachelor’s in healthcare administration include a base of several core classes all bachelor’s degree students are required to take. The Healthcare Management degree-specific courses include a range of necessary skills, including current healthcare issues, organization of Healthcare Management, legal, marketing, and more.


 

Level I Core Requirements  

Composition I or II*  

Fundamentals of Communication  

Finite Math, College Algebra, or Calculus
 


Level II Core Requirements  

World Civilization or American History  

Literature (culturally diverse)  

Philosophy  

Religious Studies  

Philosophy OR Religious Studies  
  (May substitute this requirement with a Level III IS course)  

Art, Music OR Theatre Appreciation  

Natural Science  

Social Institutions*  
  (Personal Financial Planning, Legal Aspects of Business, American National Government, Intro to Sociology)

Self and Society *  
  (Conflict Resolution, Mass Media, General Psychology, Psychology of Gender, Human Relations in Organizations or Intro to Sociology)


Level III Core Requirements

Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Course  

Interdisciplinary Studies (IS) Course  

* Meets core and major requirements

Major Related Requirements  

EN 112 Composition II *  

BU 110 Understanding Computers*  

PY 101 General Psychology  


Professional Studies Core Requirements  

BU 305 Legal Aspects of Business*  

BU 321 Management  

BU 322
PY 360
Organizational Behavior & Development OR
Organizational Psychology
 

CO 212 Conflict Resolution  

CO 213 Strategic Presentation  

CO 312 Writing Plans & Proposals  

CO 321 Leadership  

EC 202
EC 203
Principles of Microeconomics OR
Principles of Macroeconomics
 

EC 240 Statistical Analysis  


Healthcare Management Requirements  

BU 323 Human Resources Management  

HC 305 Current Issues in Healthcare  

HC 310 Healthcare for the Elderly  

HC 320 Managed Healthcare  

HC 330 Org. of Healthcare Services  

HC 335 Healthcare Planning and Marketing  

HC 340 Legal Aspects of Healthcare  

HC 499 Strategic Management of Healthcare Managers  

 

Class Schedule

Spring Semester 2014
January 6 - April 26

Summer Semester 2014
April 28 – August 16

Course Rotation

 

CORE COURSE ROTATION
Level I
EN 111  English Comp I   Fall Face-to-Face
EN 111  English Comp I   Spring Online
EN 111  English Comp I   Summer Face-to-Face
CO 110 Fundamentals of Communication Fall (starting Fall 2014) Online
CO 110 Fundamentals of Communication Spring  Face-to-Face
MA 051 Math Fundamentals Fall 16-wk
MA 051 Math Fundamentals Spring 16-wk
MA 051 Math Fundamentals Summer 16-wk
MA 115 Finite Math Fall Face-to-Face
MA 115 Finite Math Spring Face-to-Face
MA 115 Finite Math Summer Face-to-Face
BU 110C Understanding Computers  Fall Online
BU 110C Understanding Computers  Spring Online
ED 101  Strategies for Academic Success Fall Online
ED 101  Strategies for Academic Success Spring Online
ED 101  Strategies for Academic Success Summer Online
 
Level II
HI 112C  World History II  Summer Face-to-Face
EN 265C Literature & Culture  Fall (starting Fall 2014) Online 
EN 265C Literature & Culture  Spring Face-to-Face
EN 265C Literature & Culture  Summer Face-to-Face
PL 111C Introduction to Philosophy  Fall  Online
PL 255C Ethics  Fall  Face-to-Face
PL 255C Ethics  Spring  Blended
PL 255C Ethics  Summer Online
RS 117 World Religions Fall  Online
RS 117 World Religions (2) Spring  Face-to-Face
RS 117 World Religions Summer Face-to-Face
AR 110 Survey of Art Summer Online
MU 110C Music Appreciation  Fall Face-to-Face
MU 110C Music Appreciation  Spring Face-to-Face
BI 111 General Biology  Fall Online
BI 111 General Biology  Spring Online
BI 111 General Biology  Summer  Online
CH 115 Molecules that Matter Spring Online
SO 101 Intro to Sociology Fall Online
SO 101 Intro to Sociology Summer Online
 
Level III
IS/RS 311 Peace Studies  Fall Blended
IS/RS 311 Peace Studies  Spring Blended
IS/PL 312 Bioethics Summer Online
IS 340 Mediation Spring Face-to-Face
IS/RS 326 Shaping the American Dream Fall Face-to-Face
 
Professional Studies Core
BU 321 Management Fall Face-to-Face
BU 321 Management Spring Online
BU 321 Management Summer Blended
BU 322C Org Behavior Fall Blended
BU 322C Org Behavior Spring Face-to-Face
BU 322C Org Behavior Summer Online
PY 360 Org Psychology Fall Online
PY 360 Org Psychology Spring Online
CO/PY 212C Conflict Resolution Fall Face-to-Face
CO/PY 212C Conflict Resolution Spring Face-to-Face
CO/PY 212C Conflict Resolution Summer Weekend
CO 213 Strategic Presentation  Spring Face-to-Face
CO 213 Strategic Presentation  Summer Face-to-Face
CO 312 Writing Plans/Proposals/Presents. Fall Face-to-Face
CO 312 Writing Plans/Proposals/Presents. Summer Face-to-Face
CO/PY 321C Leadership Fall Face-to-Face
CO/PY 321C Leadership Spring Online
CO/PY 321C Leadership Summer Blended
BU 305 Legal Aspects of Business I Fall Online
BU 305 Legal Aspects of Business I Spring Online
BU 305 Legal Aspects of Business I Summer Blended
EC 202C Microeconomics Fall-even years Face-to-Face
EC 202C Microeconomics Summer Online
EC 203 Macroeconomics Fall-odd years Face-to-Face
EC 203 Macroeconomics Spring Online
EC 240 Statistics Fall Face-to-Face
EC 240 Statistics Spring Face-to-Face
EC 240 Statistics Summer Face-to-Face
EN 112  English Comp II  Fall Face-to-Face
EN 112  English Comp II  Spring Online
EN 112  English Comp II  Summer Face-to-Face
PY 101C Gen Psych  Fall Online
PY 101C Gen Psych  Spring Face-to-Face
PY 101C Gen Psych  Summer Online
 
Health Care Services major (on-campus)
BU 323 Human Resources Management  Fall Face-to-Face
BU 323 Human Resources Management  Spring Online
HC 305  Health Care Policy Fall Face-to-Face
HC 305  Health Care Policy Summer Face-to-Face
HC 310  HC for the Elderly Summer Face-to-Face
HC 320 Managed Healthcare  Spring Face-to-Face (blended)
HC 330 Organization of HC Fall Face-to-Face
HC 335C HC Planning & Marketing Spring Face-to-Face
HC 340 Legal Aspects of HC Fall Face-to-Face (blended) 
HC 499C Strategic Mgmt. for HC Mgrs. Fall Face-to-Face
 
Electives
NU 111 Nutrition Fall  Face-to-Face
NU 111 Nutrition Spring Face-to-Face

 

 

 

Careers with a Healthcare Degree

With your Healthcare Management degree, you give your administration career the Advantage in a range of areas such as:

  • Allied health
  • Health-related data and other services
  • Public and private care offices
  • Health Management Organizations
  • Hospital and clinical administration


“Children’s Mercy has been a training site for and hiring Avila healthcare students since 1995. We find Advantage students to be so knowledgeable, professional, and enthusiastic, that we offer a generous tuition reimbursement program to all of our employees.  I, myself, have a master’s degree in education from Avila, and it has served me well. I’m a big believer in Avila.”
- Teresa Shepherd, Director of Education, Children’s Mercy Hospitals and Clinics, Kansas City, MO