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Health Services Administration, BA (HSA)

Keiser University’s Bachelor of Arts degree in Health Services Administration provides a basic understanding of health services administration and of the unique skills needed by a health service administrator. Topics include theoretical and practical skills building coursework in both the public and private sectors including topics such as healthcare leadership, healthcare marketing, healthcare public policy, ethical and legal considerations in healthcare, healthcare finance and research methods.

Program Objectives

The following objectives are designed to meet Keiser University’s mission and its objectives.

  • To provide students with a comprehensive foundation in healthcare administrative theory and practice pertinent to a successful career in healthcare management;
  • To develop a student’s ability to apply critical thinking, problem solving and professional communication skills;
  • To prepare students to work within various healthcare settings while applying ethical management principles and upholding industry standards;
  • To give students a thorough understanding of the measurement of health and disease in our population, the roles of various types of health professions in the delivery of services across the continuum of care and the importance of prevention in the cost of service provision.

Prerequisites for Major Courses

None.

Program Outline

To receive a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Services Administration, students must earn a total of 120.0 credit hours. Program requirements are as follows:

Lower Division Courses

Lower Division Health Services Administration Major Courses (24.0 credit hours)
Medical Office Administration and Billing 3.0 credit hours
Accounting for Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Health Services Administration 3.0 credit hours
Healthcare Computer Applications 3.0 credit hours
CPT Coding for Health Service Administration 3.0 credit hours
Healthcare Medical Terminology 3.0 credit hours
Principles of Management 3.0 credit hours
Human Resource Management 3.0 credit hours
Behavioral/Social Science (3.0 credit hours)
American History Pre 1876 3.0 credit hours
American History Since 1876 3.0 credit hours
Political Science 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Psychology (required) 3.0 credit hours
Sociology 3.0 credit hours
Communications (3.0 credit hours)
Speech Communications 3.0 credit hours
Computers (3.0 credit hours)
Introduction to Computers 3.0 credit hours
Economics (6.0 credit hours)
Microeconomics 3.0 credit hours
Macroeconomics 3.0 credit hours
English (6.0 credit hours)
English Composition I 3.0 credit hours
English Composition II 3.0 credit hours
Humanities/Fine Arts (3.0 credit hours)
American Literature 3.0 credit hours
English Literature 3.0 credit hours
Mathematics (6.0 credit hours)
College Algebra 3.0 credit hours
College Mathematics 3.0 credit hours
Applications of Mathematics 3.0 credit hours
Statistics 3.0 credit hours
Natural Science (6.0 credit hours)
General Biology 3.0 credit hours
General Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hour
Advanced Biology 3.0 credit hours
Advanced Biology Laboratory 1.0 credit hour
Environmental Science 3.0 credit hours

Upper Division Courses

Upper Division Health Services Administration Major Courses (51.0 credit hours)
Healthcare Finance 3.0 credit hours
Public Policy in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Ethics in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Healthcare Setting Analysis 3.0 credit hours
Public Health Management 3.0 credit hours
Research Methods in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Long-Term Managed Care Systems 3.0 credit hours
Risk Management in Healthcare 3.0 credit hours
Health Services Administration Capstone Project 3.0 credit hours
Issues in Healthcare Communication 3.0 credit hours
Leadership in Health Organization 3.0 credit hours
Introduction to Management and Organizational Behavior 3.0 credit hours
Healthcare Marketing 3.0 credit hours
Labor Relations 3.0 credit hours
Management Laws and Employee Relations 3.0 credit hours
Health Law and Ethics 3.0 credit hours
Information and Communication Technology for Health Professionals 3.0 credit hours
Upper Division General Education (9.0 credit hours)
Research Writing 3.0 credit hours
Interpersonal Communications 3.0 credit hours
Intermediate Statistics 3.0 credit hours

Note: All lower division major and general education courses must be successfully completed before upper division courses are undertaken.

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