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College of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Applied Science

Health Services Administration

HSA-BAS

Program Leadership Information

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

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.

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Spring 2015 (495), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.

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 a health discipline or an Applied Technology Diploma in a health-related discipline.

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

In addition to HSA-BAS 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.

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.

Graduation Rules

G.P.A.:
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.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
This bachelor's degree program requires a minimum of two consecutive years of a foreign language in high school OR two semesters of a foreign language at the college level. Contact an academic advisor or visit the student services office on your campus for more information.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
A.A. Degree (or 60 credits with at least 15 General Education credits)

ADMISSIONS COURSES
Students must complete one of the following:

15
A.S. Degree of sixty (60) credits in an approved health discipline, including at least 15 credits of transferrable general education coursework OR A. A. degree, plus a certificate of at least fifteen (15) credits in an approved health discipline.

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 30 credits)

Health Care Delivery in the United States
3
Health Care Finance
3
Ethics in Health Care
2
Research Methods in Health Science
3
Strategic Health Management and Planning
3
Leadership & Management in Health Related Organizations
3
Community Health and Epidemiology
3
Health Services Administration Capstone
4
Applied Organizational Behavior
3
Managing Cultural Diversity
3

SUBPLANS
Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 15 credits)

Select ONE of the following Subplans

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Health Services Administration General (HSA) (Select 15 Credits)

Contemporary Issues in Health Care
3
Health Information Systems
3
Health Care Risk Manaagement
3
Concepts of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
3
Educational Concepts in Allied Health Education
3
Legal Aspects of Health Care
3
Security Essentials
3
Public Personnel Management
3
Principles of Entrepreneurship
3
Managing Global Human Resources
3
Marketing Management
3
Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management
3
Grant Administration & Resource Development
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Human Services (HUS) (Select 15 Credits)

Educational Concepts in Allied Health Education
3
Case Management and Problem-Solving for Human Services
3
Issues In Mental Health
3
Vulnerable Populations:Health and Health Care Issues
3
Substance Abuse and the Family
3
Social Problems and Policy
3
Public Personnel Management
3
Grant Administration & Resource Development
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Health Information Systems (HIS) (Complete 6 Credits)

Health Information Systems
3
Applied Health Information/Informatics
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Health Information Systems (HIS) (Select 9 Credits)

Health Care Risk Manaagement
3
Security Essentials
3
Information Systems in Industry
3
Process Improvement Methodologies
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Respiratory Care (RESC) (Complete 15 Credits)

Advanced Cardiopulmonary Medicine
4
Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
4
Evidence Based Medicine in Respiratory Care
3
Advanced Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
4
120
Total Credits