Curriculum

The BSHA Core Curriculum consists of the following courses:

Portfolio for Healthcare Administration ISustainability for Healthcare Management
Principles of Healthcare AdministrationInformation Systems Management in Healthcare
Writing for Healthcare ProfessionalsHealthcare Operations Management
Emotional Intelligence & Leadership Skills for Healthcare ProfessionalsHealthcare Human Resources
Healthcare CommunicationsHealthcare Marketing
Healthcare Research & StatisticsHealthcare Organization Behavior
Financial Management for HealthcarePortfolio for Healthcare Administration II
Religion CourseHealthcare Policy & Strategy
Legal and Ethical Environment in HealthcareReligion Course
Project Management in Healthcare 

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, healthcare 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 healthcare 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 healthcare sector. Below is the break-down of the BSHA Program Curriculum for the full-time (15-month) track:

SUMMER - 12 UnitsUnits
HCAD 461    Portfolio for Healthcare Administration I3
HCAD 409   Principles of Healthcare Administration3
RTCH 387    Writing for Healthcare Professionals3
AHCJ 318    Emotional Intelligence & Leadership Skills for Healthcare Professionals3
Fall - 12/13 UnitsUnits
HCAD 305   Healthcare Communications3
AHRM 475   Healthcare Research & Statistics4
HCBL 434   Financial Management for Healthcare3
RELX           Religion Course2/3
WINTER - 12/13 UnitsUnits
HCBL 346   Legal and Ethical Environment in Healthcare3
HCBL 345   Project Management in Healthcare3
HCBL 471   Information Systems Management in Healthcare4
RELX           Religion Course2/3
SPRING - 12 UnitsUnits
HCAD 401   Healthcare Operations Management3
HCAD 374   Healthcare Human Resources3
HCAD 359   Healthcare Marketing3
HCAD 328    Healthcare Organization Behavior3
SUMMER - 11/12 UnitsUnits
HCAD 462    Portfolio for Healthcare Administration II3
HCAD 498   Healthcare Policy & Strategy3
HCAD 414   Sustainability for Healthcare 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: Incentives Available to BSHA Students
BSHA graduates who enroll in various LLU master’s degree programs may receive discounted tuition rates, scholarships, and GRE waivers when students have achieved specified undergraduate GPAs. Sample programs include the Master of Healthcare Administration, a Master of Science in Health Informatics, a Master of Science in Radiation Sciences, etc. 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 healthcare management concepts and theory to sustainable decision-making practices, operations management, and strategic healthcare administration
  2. Apply advanced proficiency in communicating with public, staff, and constituencies
  3. Apply healthcare 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 healthcare organizations
  6. Develop innovative information systems skills applicable to the healthcare environment
  7. Develop advanced emotional and social intelligence skills applicable to healthcare management