Healthcare Communication

The B.A. in Healthcare Communications Degree

In Avila’s Healthcare Communication degree program you will learn how to communicate effectively about public health issues, medical news, and communicable diseases. Your degree indicates a dynamic, future-proof set of skills key to any healthcare organization. Avila’s program is designed specifically for the unique needs of working adults. Here you’ll find the flexibility and support you need to succeed including admissions assistance, financial aid guidance, academic advising, and tutoring.

Your classes will be led by industry professionals and combines academic work, case studies, and hands-on experiences to create impactful messages across media platforms: traditional, digital, internet, social, as well as emerging media.

Set your own pace – each accelerated session runs for eight weeks in an online format. Scheduled throughout the year, you can start at any time and progress at the speed of life.

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At Avila we understand that learning takes place outside the classroom. Through the Council on Adult and Experiential Learning (CAEL) you can earn college credit through transfer, prior learning portfolio, correspondence, military service, and standardized tests. To get credit for what you already know, see our page on Prior Learning Assessment (PLA).

MOVE FORWARD AT THE SPEED OF LIFE. Avila’s adult undergraduate programs are tailored to busy, working adults, parents,, and caregivers. 100% online + superior student support from admission to advising and through your graduation.
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Be Prepared for Your Career

Working adults not only graduate our program prepared academically, but they also benefit from the network of connections of their professors. Led by professionals who are active in their fields, you gain confidence and a real-world advantage over other job applicants. Small class sizes. Interactive and collaborative courses. You’ll find success here.

Avila communication graduates are pursuing careers as:

  • Health Education Specialists
  • Social Advocates
  • Marketing and Public Relations Specialists
  • Journalists
Avila healthcare communication undergraduates have the skills to work in a wide variety of organizations:
  • Hospital Systems
  • Public Relations firms
  • Non-Profit Organizations
Job Outlook

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that health services managers and health educators can expect job growth of 18% and 10% respectively from 2018 to 2028, which is faster than average. In May 2018, the BLS reported median annual salaries of $99,730 for health services managers and $54,220 for health educators.


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