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Overview

The Health-Care Administration Bachelor of Science (BSHA) program is a degree completion program that prepares students to serve in mid-level health-care administration positions.  The BSHA program is taught online, allowing students to complete coursework on their own schedules. This format is great for students wanting to balance employment, family life, and higher education. Likewise, students employed in the health-care industry may more easily earn a degree and pursue career advancement, because they may be able to apply previously-completed clinical units towards degree requirements. 

The BSHA program starts summer quarter (June) each year. Students may enroll full-time, and complete the program in 5 quarters, or part-time, and complete the program in 8 quarters. Classes are generally small, with an excellent faculty-student ratio.

The values-centered education offered by Loma Linda University provides a unique experience for students that is unlike any other online health-care administration program. Read more about the Loma Linda Experience

The BSHA program starts summer quarter (June) each year. Students may enroll full-time, and complete the program in 5 quarters, or part-time, and complete the program in 8 quarters. Classes are generally small, with an excellent faculty-student ratio.

Admissions

To enroll, students must already have completed coursework equal to at least 96 quarter units or have earned an Associate’s degree.  Students must complete program prerequisites, co-requisites, the BSHA Core Curriculum, and elective coursework to satisfy at least 192 quarter units to graduate.  For more information, go to: Prerequisites, Co-requisites and Admissions Requirements.   

Online applications are accepted November 1- April 30. 

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Faculty 

Our committed faculty seek to graduate students with excellent critical thinking and communication skills, working with students to help them advance both academically and professionally. There are nine Loma Linda University (LLU) full-time faculty and three contract faculty that teach in the BSHA Program. The program has five faculty who are at the doctorate-level. The program director teaches solely in the BSHA program while other faculty teach in both undergraduate and graduate programs at LLU.

Alumni

 All of our graduates recommend our program! Here are some of the things our alumni have to say about the program.

One of the most positive learning experiences
“One of the most positive learning experiences!”
I know I will be equipped with the tools I need to become successful in my career and grow in my personal life
“I know I will be equipped with the tools I need to become successful in my career and grow in my personal life.”
LLU instills values that not only help heal the body, but the mind and soul, as well
"LLU instills values that not only help heal the body, but the mind and soul, as well."

Career Opportunities

Health-care administration is a broad-based discipline that provides students with a distinctive opportunity to help improve the lives of individuals, communities, or entire populations. These are some of the jobs that health-care administration graduates hold:

  • Clinical Department Manager
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Health-care Human Resources Manager
  • Social and Community Services Manager
  • Medical Office Administrator
  • Health-care Initiative Project Manager
  • Health Information Officer
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Coordinator, Health-care Administration
  • Dental Office Administrator

Changing demographics have increased demand for health-care services, leading to a projected growth of 20% more jobs for medical and health service managers. (Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition). This faster than average rate of growth means that there will be more jobs available to graduates.

Fast-Track Options

Many health-care administrators eventually earn a master’s degree, as it helps them advance their careers. Our Fast Track option to various Master’s programs offered at LLU allows BSHA graduates an opportunity to apply some of the core courses taken during the undergraduate program to a participating LLU Master’s programs. Learn More about our Fast Track option.

Curriculum

The BSHA Core Curriculum consists of the following courses:

Senior Portfolio ISustainability for Health-Care Management
Principles of Health-Care AdministrationInformation Systems Management in Health Care
Writing for Health-Care ProfessionalsHealth-Care Operations Management
Emotional Intelligence & Leadership Skills for Health-Care ProfessionalsHealth-Care Human Resources
Health-Care CommunicationsHealth-Care Marketing
Health-Care Research & StatisticsHealth-Care Organization Behavior
Financial Management for Health CareSenior Portfolio II
Religion CourseHealth-Care Policy & Strategy
Legal and Ethical Environment in Health CareReligion Course
Project Management in Health Care 

For more information: Detailed Course and Program Information.

Cost & Aid

For information about tuition, costs, and financial aid information: School of Allied Health Professions Financial Inforamtion.

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Contact Information

Health Care Administration Program
School of Allied Health Professions
Loma Linda University
Nichol Hall A829
Loma Linda, CA  92350

Karla Lavin Williams, MPH, DrPH(c)

Program Director: 
Karla Lavin Williams, DrPH
klavinwilliams@llu.edu 
Phone: 909-558-4931 x 87605
Fax: 909-558-7965