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Health Services Administration

HSA-BAS


Dr. Rebecca Ludwig, Dean, HEC, 727-341-4150
Dr. Teri Trede, Associate Professor, HEC, 727-302-6620

 

Admissions Information

Program Summary
If you are currently working in or have previous training in a health or human services field and want to move up in your career, our Health Services Administration bachelor’s degree may be your ticket. Designed to prepare you for career advancement or entry-level supervisory or managerial positions, this degree offers specialized concentrations depending on your background.

Features: Classes are offered online in 8-week ModMesters. The final semester Capstone Course is a 16-week Experience that integrates your career interests and professional goals. Students are responsible for securing a mentor for the capstone course, and for developing their capstone project proposal in collaboration with the mentor.
 

Students will gain: A broad-based knowledge of health care delivery systems, a better understanding of health care policies, ethics and current issues, as well as effective communication, leadership and critical thinking skills.
 

Job-Related Opportunities
As a health or human services manager, you plan, direct and coordinate a variety of services. Careers include: Hospital department leadership, coordinator or supervisor in a health care facility, program management, case manager, laboratory supervisor, sales representative, educator, and consultant.
 

Program Related Web Sites
http://www.bls.gov/ooh/management/medical-and-health-services-managers.htm

Important Notice to current Baccalaureate Students: To view a list of the classes you need to take before you can graduate, login to MySPC and choose My Learning Plan


APPROVED REQUIREMENTS FOR STUDENTS WITH CATALOG YEAR
20132/0480 (BEGINNING 12/14/2013) OR LATER
~ REFER TO CURRICULUM FILES FOR PREVIOUS CATALOG YEAR REQUIREMENTS ~



Admission Rules
Admission requires an A.S. Degree of sixty (60) credit hours* in a health related discipline including at least fifteen (15) credit hours of transferable general education coursework or an A.A. Degree of sixty (60) credit hours* and a certificate of at least fifteen (15) credit hours* in an approved health discipline or an Applied Technology Diploma of at least fifteen (15) credit hours*, or an active, unrestricted, unencumbered state or national license in a health-related discipline.

*All credit hours must have been earned from a regionally accredited institution.

In addition to BAS HSA program admission requirements, the Respiratory Care Subplan requires that students possess an active unrestricted/unencumbered license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist from any state or province. If a student currently resides in a state that does not offer respiratory licensure, an active unrestricted or unencumbered Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) will suffice. The license or credential must remain active and unrestricted or unencumbered throughout the duration of the program.

Refer to the Admissions Checklist for a sample list of approved disciplines.
 
Graduation Rules
For graduation a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required and a minimum of 120 college level credit hours. All upper-division HSA courses must be completed with a “C” or better.

Two consecutive years in high school or one year of college instruction in a single foreign language is required for graduation.
General Education Courses (37 credits) - Grade of C or higher required
     Enhanced World View Requirement *
     A. COMMUNICATIONS * 9
     B. HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS * 6
     C. MATHEMATICS 6
     D. NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES 6-7
     E. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES * 6
     F. ETHICS 3
     G. COMPUTER/INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCY

* Visit www.spcollege.edu/program/GENR-AA for details
For A.S. degree holders, an additional 15-21 general education credits are required to complete the thirty-six (36) credit hour general education requirement of St. Petersburg College. Visit General Education Requirements for details. Please note that total program hours may vary. Consult the assigned baccalaureate specialist or advisor for any additional questions 

REQUIRED MAJOR COURSES (30 credits)
HSA 3104 HEALTH CARE DELIVERY IN THE UNITED STATES 3
HSA 3170 HEALTH CARE FINANCE 3
HSA 3551 ETHICS IN HEALTH CARE 2
HSA 3702 RESEARCH METHODS IN HEALTH SCIENCE 3
HSA 4140 STRATEGIC HEALTH MANAGEMENT AND PLANNING 3
HSA 4184 LEADERSHIP AND MANAGEMENT IN HEALTH RELATED ORGANIZATIONS 3
HSC 3201 COMMUNITY HEALTH AND EPIDEMIOLOGY 3
HSC 4910 HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION CAPSTONE 4
MAN 3240 APPLIED ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR 3
MAN 4102 MANAGING CULTURAL DIVERSITY 3

Subplan: HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION GENERAL (HSA): (Select 15 credits)
HSA 3113 CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN HEALTH CARE 3
HSA 4191 HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3
HSA 4502 HEALTH CARE RISK MANAGEMENT 3
HSC 3211 CONCEPTS OF HEALTH PROMOTION AND DISEASE PREVENTION 3
HSC 3243 EDUCATIONAL CONCEPTS IN ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION 3
HSC 4640 LEGAL ASPECTS OF HEALTH CARE 3
MAN 3802 PRINCIPLES OF ENTREPRENEURSHIP 3
ISM 4323 SECURITY ESSENTIALS 3
MAN 4625 MANAGING GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES 3
MAR 4413 SALES, NEGOTIATING AND CUSTOMER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT 3
MAR 3802 MARKETING MANAGEMENT 3
MAN 3301 PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 3
PAD 4232 GRANT ADMINISTRATION AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 3

OR
Subplan: HUMAN SERVICES (HUS) (Select 15 credits) 

HSC 3243 EDUCATIONAL CONCEPTS IN ALLIED HEALTH EDUCATION 3
HUS 3321 CASE MANAGEMENT AND PROBLEM-SOLVING IN HUMAN SERVICES 3
HUS 3370 ISSUES IN MENTAL HEALTH 3
HUS 3570 VULNERABLE POPULATIONS: HEALTH AND HEALTH CARE ISSUES 3
HUS 4442 SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND THE FAMILY 3
HUS 4561 SOCIAL PROBLEMS AND POLICY 3
MAN 3301 PUBLIC PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT 3
PAD 4232 GRANT ADMINISTRATION AND RESOURCE DEVELOPMENT 3

OR
Subplan: HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS (HIS) (15 credits)

HSA 4191 HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS 3
HSA 4192 APPLIED HEALTH INFORMATION/INFORMATICS 3
Subplan Elective Courses
SUBPLAN: HEALTH INFORMATION SYSTEMS (HIS) (Select 9 Credits)
HSA 4502 HEALTH CARE RISK MANAGEMENT 3
ISM 4323 SECURITY ESSENTIALS 3
ISM 4301 INFORMATION SYSTEMS IN INDUSTRY 3
MAN 4584 PROCESS IMPROVEMENT METHODOLOGIES 3

OR
Subplan: Respiratory Care (RESC) (15 credits)

RET 4285 ADVANCED CARDIOPULMONARY MEDICINE 4
RET 4715 ADVANCED NEONATAL AND PEDIATRIC RESPIRATORY CARE 4
RET 3050 EVIDENCE BASED MEDICINE IN RESPIRATORY CARE 3
RET 4494 ADVANCED CARDIOPULMONARY PATHOPHYSIOLOGY 4

TOTAL PROGRAM HOURS
120

NOTE: For A.S. degree holders, an additional 15-21 general education credits are required to complete the thirty-six (36) credit hour general education requirement of St. Petersburg College. Visit General Education Requirements for details. Please note that total program hours may vary. Consult the assigned baccalaureate specialist or advisor for any additional questions.
 
Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or a Baccalaureate Specialist or academic advisor. Students who have questions concerning state mandated prerequisites should consult www.flvc.org and review the appropriate common prerequisite manual or see a Baccalaureate Specialist or advisor.



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