Earn your bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration with a concentration in Respiratory Care
SPC was the first to offer a completely online bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration with a concentration in Respiratory Care for current Registered Respiratory Therapists in Florida. This degree path meets the recommendation of the American Association of Respiratory Care (AARC) that 80% of respiratory therapists hold a bachelor's degree by 2020.
The Health Services Administration for Respiratory Care subplan has not yet applied for, or received, the Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care's (CoARC's) accreditation for degree advancement programs. Please note such accreditation is voluntary at this time.
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
Tampa-St. Petersburg-Clearwater, FL Metro Area Average
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Projected Job Openings
Features of SPC's bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration with a concentration in Respiratory Care
- Offered completely online
- Specifically designed for practicing RRTs to help them move up the career ladder in respiratory care
- Accredited and transferrable
- Requires no clinical or campus time; the capstone experience can be completed in your local area
- Affordable and is often covered by tuition reimbursement
- Offers eight-week courses, allowing you to focus on one or two courses at a time
Skills you learn in SPC's Health Services Administration Bachelor of Applied Science 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
Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2019 (565)
The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2019 (565), 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
This program is offered as a Fully Online program.
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.
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.
Clinical Documentation Improvement (CDI) Subplan:
In addition to HSA-BAS program admission requirements, the CDI sub plan requires that students possess a RN, RHIA, RHIT, or an AS degree in an allied health field.
Earning an Industry Certification:
Upon successful completion of the program , students with a RN, RHIA, or RHIT degree and two (2) years of experience as a concurrent or retrospective documentation specialist in an inpatient acute care facility qualify for the CCDS certification examination (https://acdis.org/prerequisites) or the CDIP certification examination (https://www.ahima.org/certification/cdip).
Students with an AS degree in an allied health field are required to have three (3) years of experience as a concurrent or retrospective documentation specialist in an inpatient acute care facility to qualify for certification examinations.
Respiratory Care (RESP) Subplan:
In addition to HSA-BAS program admission requirements, the RESC 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).
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.
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)
60 Credit Hours (with at least 15 General Education Credits)
LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Lower Division Requirement (Select 20 credits)
MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 18 credits)
MAJOR CORE COURSES
Required Major Capstone Course (Complete 7 Credits)
Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 15 credits)
Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialist (CDI) (Complete 15 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Compliance and Security (HIS) (Complete 6 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Compliance and Security (HIS) (Select 9 credits)
Subplan: Management (HSA) (Select 15 credits)
Subplan: Human Services (HUS) (Select 15 credits)
Public Relations and Marketing (PRMKT) (Select 15 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Respiratory Care (RESC) (Complete 15 credits)
1 Completion of HSA 2001, HSA 2182 and HSC 2721 help to provide foundational knowledge for students without a health related background.
2 Students in the Respiratory Care Subplan must complete RET 4524 and RET 4910. All other students should complete HSC 4931 and HSC 4910.
CONTINUE YOUR EDUCATION at SPC
Earn one of our associate degrees below and you can transfer to SPC's bachelor's degree: the first and only online bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration with a concentration in Respiratory Care in Florida for current Registered Respiratory Therapists.
To be admitted to SPC's bachelor's program, you need an active unrestricted/unencumbered license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist. If you live 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.