Health Services Administration B.A.S. Degree prepares you for success

If you have previous training in a health field and want to move up in your career, our online Health Services Administration B.A.S. Degree can be your ticket. Designed to prepare you for career advancement or entry-level managerial positions, this degree offers subplans depending on your background. The final semester-long capstone course integrates your career interests.

Subplans are offered in:

  • Management
  • Public Relations and Marketing
  • Compliance and Security
  • Human Services
  • Respiratory Care

Notice to transient students

Please be advised that all students, including transient students, are required to adhere to the HSA Program Handbook, the HSA-APA Style Guide and SPC Academic Honesty Policy. These documents are available for review in every HSA, HSC, and HUS core course.

This academic program prepares you for the following careers. All job data is provided by the U.S. Department of Labor.

Medical and Health Services Managers

Salary Data

Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL MSA Average

Florida Average

Projected employment for Florida

2016 Employment

12,910

2026

16,220

Percent Change

26

Projected Job Openings

1440

Features of SPC's Health Services Administration B.A.S. Degree

  • Classes are offered online
  • Courses are offered in 8-week sessions (except the 15-week capstone experience)
  • Final semester capstone course integrates your career interests

What you Gain in SPC's Health Services Administration B.A.S. Degree

  • A broad-based knowledge of health care delivery systems
  • A better understanding of health care policies, ethics and current issues
  • Effective communication, leadership and critical thinking skills
  • An overview of strategic health management and planning

Health Services Administration Bachelor of Applied Science

HSA-BAS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), 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.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Teri Trede
Associate Professor
727-302-6620
trede.teri@spcollege.edu


Deanna Stentiford
Dean of Allied Health Sciences
stentiford.deanna@spcollege.edu


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 sessions. 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 during the pre-capstone course. Students enroll in the pre-capstone course immediately preceding the capstone course.

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.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1105122111: HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (BAS)

Federal CIP Code

51.2211: Health Services Administration.

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, sales representative, educator, and consultant.

Admission Rules

Please review the Health Services Administration B.A.S. Admission Guide.
The Admission Guide will outline the admission criteria specific to the Health Services Administration program as well as explain the timetable for evaluation and further admission correspondence. Please review this information carefully to ensure you submit a complete application at the appropriate time. Only students who satisfy all the application requirements and submit a complete application in accordance with the information detailed in the Admission Guide will be considered for admission.

In order to be admitted to the HSA-BAS program a student is required to have sixty (60) credit hours* including fifteen (15) credit hours of transferable general education coursework. In addition, a completed degree, certificate, or diploma in a health care or human services discipline OR paid or volunteer work experience in a health care or human services discipline is required. A minimum of 2 years work experience is strongly recommended.

*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.

Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or contact a Student Success Specialist at the Health Education Center (HEC). Students who have questions concerning state mandated prerequisites should consult www.flvc.org and review the appropriate common prerequisite manual or contact a Student Success Specialist at the Health Education Center (HEC).

Graduation Rules

All students must complete the 36 credit general education requirement in order to graduate from this program. A.S. degree holders may need to complete an additional 15-21 general education credits to complete the thirty-six (36) credit hour general education requirement.

Students who have not completed an AS degree in a health related field or a minimum of 20 credits in health related courses are required to complete 20 credits of lower division courses in addition to the bachelor level courses. See the lower division support course options below to fulfill this requirement.

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required and a minimum of 120 college level credits. All 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.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
General Education Courses (36 credits needed for Graduation)

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 (see catalog for details)

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT
60 Credit Hours (with at least 15 General Education Credits)

60 Credit Hours (with at least 15 General Education Credits) 60

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Lower Division Requirement (Select 20 credits)

* HSA 2001 Interprofessional Team Based Health Care 2
* HSA 2182 Health Services Management Concepts 2
* HSC 2721 Evidence-Based Healthcare Practice 1
ACG 2021 Financial Accounting 3
CGS 1100 Computer Applications 3
CGS 1515 Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming 3
ENC 2210 Technical Writing 3
HIM 1430 Principles of Disease 2-3
HIM 2223 Introduction to Coding and Reimbursement Systems 2-3
HIM 2500 Organization and Supervision 2-3
HIM 2510 Quality and Performance Improvement 2
HIM 2652 Electronic Health/Medical Record Systems 2
PHI 2103 Critical Thinking and Ethical Decision Making 3
SPC 2300 Interpersonal Communication 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 18 credits)

HSA 4184 Leadership & Management in Health & Human Services Organizations 3
HSA 3104 Health Care Delivery in the United States 3
HSA 3702 Research Methods in Health & Human Services 3
HSC 3201 Community Health and Epidemiology 3
HSA 3170 Health & Human Services Finance 3
HSA 4140 Strategic Management and Planning in Health & Human Services 3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Required Major Capstone Course (Complete 7 Credits)

HSC 4931 Health & Human Services Administration Pre-Capstone 3
HSC 4910 Health & Human Services Administration Capstone 4

SUBPLAN
Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 15 credits)

SUBPLAN COURSES
Subplan: Management (HSA) (Select 15 credits)

HSA 4502 Health Care Risk Management 3
HSC 3243 Educational Concepts in Allied Health Education 3
HSC 4640 Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care 3
MAN 3240 Applied Organizational Behavior 3
MAN 3301 Public Personnel Management 3
MAN 4102 Managing Cultural Diversity 3
MAN 4584 Process Improvement Methodologies 3
PAD 4232 Grant Administration & Resource Development 3

SUBPLAN COURSES
Public Relations and Marketing (PRMKT) (Select 15 credits)

HSA 3113 Contemporary Issues in Health Care & Human Services 3
HSC 3211 Concepts of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention 3
HSC 3243 Educational Concepts in Allied Health Education 3
MAN 3802 Principles of Entrepreneurship 3
MAN 4102 Managing Cultural Diversity 3
MAN 4625 Managing Global Human Resources 3
MAR 3802 Marketing Management 3
MAR 4413 Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management 3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Compliance and Security (HIS) (Complete 6 credits)

HSA 4191 Health Information Systems 3
HSA 4192 Applied Health Information/Informatics 3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Compliance and Security (HIS) (Select 9 credits)

HSA 3113 Contemporary Issues in Health Care & Human Services 3
HSA 4502 Health Care Risk Management 3
HSC 4640 Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care 3
ISM 4323 Security Essentials 3
MAN 4584 Process Improvement Methodologies 3

SUBPLAN COURSES
Subplan: Human Services (HUS) (Select 15 credits)

HSC 3243 Educational Concepts in Allied Health Education 3
HUS 3321 Case Management and Problem-Solving for 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
PAD 4232 Grant Administration & Resource Development 3

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

RET 3050 Evidence Based Medicine in Respiratory Care 3
RET 4285 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Medicine 4
RET 4494 Advanced Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology 4
RET 4715 Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care 4

* Completion of HSA 2001, HSA 2182 and HSC 2721 help to provide foundational knowledge for students without a health related background.

Total Credits 120

Continue your education at spc

All of SPC's health associate of science degrees transfer to our Health Services Administration Bachelor of Applied Science Degree, giving you the chance to earn a bachelor's degree for much less than at a university.

HEALTH CONTINUING EDUCATION

We also offer health continuing education through the Workforce Institute.

Health Services Administration B.A.S. Degree

Program Admissions

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