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 

Because the BSHA program is a degree completion program, students must have already completed coursework equal to at least 96 quarter units or have earned an Associate’s degree in order to enroll. However, unlike many other degree completion programs, health-care professional units can be applied towards the BSHA degree. For example, nursing, radiography, respiratory therapy, occupational therapy, physical therapy, dental hygiene, etc., units may be applied towards degree completion rather than a student having to take additional electives unrelated to student’s career of choice. (Details can be discussed with the Program Director on a case-by-case basis).

The BSHA curriculum includes courses on health care leadership, emotional intelligence, sustainability, information systems, financial management, assessment, strategic and marketing plan development personnel management, law and policy, and operations management. These core skill sets give students a competitive edge in the health-care sector. Below is the break-down of the BSHA Program Curriculum for the full-time (15-month) track:

SUMMER - 12 UnitsUnits
AHCJ 493    Senior Portfolio I3
HCAD 409   Principles of Health Care Admin3
RTCH 387    Writing for Health Care Professionals3
AHCJ 318    El & Leadership Skills for H-C Prof3
Fall - 12/13 UnitsUnits
HCAD 305   Health-Care Communications3
AHRM 475   H-C Research & Stats.4
HCBL 434   Financial Management for HC3
RELX           Religion Course2/3
WINTER - 12/13 UnitsUnits
HCBL 346   Legal and Ethical Environment in HC3
HCBL 345   Project Management in HC3
HCBL 471   Information Systems Management in HC4
RELX           Religion Course2/3
SPRING - 12 UnitsUnits
HCAD 401   Health-Care Operations Management3
HCAD 374   Health-Care Human Resources3
HCAD 359   Health-Care Marketing3
HCAD 328    Health-Care Organization Behavior3
SUMMER - 11/12 UnitsUnits
AHCJ 494    Senior Portfolio II3
HCAD 498   Health-Care Policy & Strategy3
HCAD 414   Sustainability for H-C Management3
RELX           Religion Course2/3

Please refer to the LLU Course Catalog-BSHA Program for more detailed information about the courses.

You may also download the Program Brochure.

LLU Masters Programs: Fast Track and Incentives Available to BSHA Students
The Fast Track option to various Master’s programs offered at LLU allows BSHA students an opportunity to apply some of the core courses taken during the undergraduate program to a participating Master’s programs. Sample programs include the Master of Health-Care Administration, a Master of Science in Health Informatics, a Master of Science in Radiation Sciences, etc. In addition, scholarship and GRE waiver incentives are also available to qualifying BSHA students. For additional details, please contact Dr. Karla Lavin Williams klavinwilliams@llu.edu.

University Accreditation
Loma Linda University and this program are regionally accredited by WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges,) Accrediting Commission for Senior Colleges and Universities.

Program Outcomes
Upon completion of the BSHA Program, the graduate should be able to demonstrate the following competencies:

  1. Apply health care management concepts and theory to sustainable decision-making practices, operations management, and strategic health care administration
  2. Apply advanced proficiency in communicating with public, staff, and constituencies
  3. Apply health care law to policy and procedure development
  4. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and skill in managing human resources and providing effective resolution strategies
  5. Demonstrate advanced knowledge and competence in applying financial management models to health care organizations
  6. Develop innovative information systems skills applicable to the health care environment
  7. Develop advanced emotional and social intelligence skills applicable to health care management