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Program at a Glance

Program
Bachelor
College(s)
College of Community Innovation and Education
Department(s)
Health Mgmt & Informatics
4
Years
$212.28 per credit hour
$748.89 per credit hour

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Gain Hands-On Experience and Solve Real-World Problems in Healthcare

The BS in Health Services Administration program at UCF prepares you with the knowledge and skills needed to ensure that healthcare facilities and health systems run smoothly so that patients receive the highest quality of care. You’ll learn how to run efficient healthcare organizations and impact community health outcomes, including community diabetes, vaccinations, nutrition and much more.

Your coursework will cover several broad areas such as healthcare systems, healthcare finance, health law ethics, patient experience, human resources and healthcare strategies. Our program’s dedicated faculty and staff focus on your success and the completion of your degree. The health services administration program may be completed fully online or on campus, ensuring convenience and flexibility that allows you to balance work, school and life.

Upon graduation, you’ll be well prepared to work in various healthcare sectors, including hospitals, home health, long-term care, insurance industry, public health, pharmaceutical, physician practices and other healthcare related business opportunities. Plus, you have the ability to earn several certifications through both American College of Healthcare Executives and Health Financial Management Association upon working in the healthcare sector, up to and including the Fellow designation.

Health services administration professionals in office setting

Highlights

70 percent of UCF health services administration graduates start a career in their field within six months of graduation.
The B.S. in Health Sciences Administration is a certified program through The Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).
Employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from 2019 to 2029.
The national average salary for healthcare administrators is $61,633.

Undergraduate Application Deadlines

Fall
May 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
July 1
Spring
November 1
Summer
March 1
Fall
March 1
Spring
September 1
Summer
January 1

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Course Overview

U.S. Health Care Systems

Explore the economics, social and political aspects of the healthcare system in the United States.

Learn about historical, sociocultural and economic factors in community health; current community health problems; interphase of governmental, voluntary and private agencies.

Gain an overview of the legal and ethical issues faced by healthcare consumers, practitioners, administrators and healthcare facilities.

Health Services Administration Skills You'll Learn

  • Develop your communication and critical thinking skills in order to solve real-world problems that you’ll face in the healthcare environment.
  • Network with current healthcare professionals in the classroom and through student organizations that you may participate in.
  • Gain career advice and opportunities through the faculty and career services available at UCF.
  • Get hands-on experience in the field through our internship program.

Career Opportunities

  • Manager-In-Training Programs for Several Industry Leaders
  • Patient Experience Coordinator/Specialist
  • Human Resource Specialist
  • Physician Recruiter
  • Volunteer Coordinator
  • Patient Accounting Specialist
  • Medical Office Manager

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