Healthcare in the United States is an ever evolving industry, with emerging societal trends constantly changing the landscape. This, paired with fragmented and opaque insurance systems, has created a massive demand for Healthcare Administrators who understand the nuances of the industry. This major prepares students with skills in being an effective leader and administrator in hospitals, clinics, and other healthcare organizations and is built for those with an allied health background, such as nursing, respiratory care, physical therapy, occupational therapy, dental hygiene, and medical laboratory technology.
This degree is offered by AU Midwest.
The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration major is a 54 credit bachelor’s completion major. The Healthcare Administration major will be delivered as a place-based program where clear pathways will be designed from Allied Health programs at partner community college institutions creating seamless transfer from the community college setting to the major at AUM.
The BS in Healthcare Administration major will expand the opportunities at the undergraduate level for AUM to recruit students from Allied Health majors. The AUM Healthcare Administration major will also provide a distinct pathway for AUM undergraduate students to transition from completion of this major and their degree at the bachelor’s level to the AUM MBA with concentration in Healthcare Leadership.
Students must have at least 18 credit hours from an allied health field to apply to this major. To earn a Bachelor’s degree at Antioch University Midwest, students will have a combination of transfer credits and required Antioch University Midwest credits totaling 120 credits.
Antioch Core Courses:
- Experience and Expression
- Modes and Methods of Learning
- Literary Analysis and Argumentation
- Culture, Conflict, and Social Research
- Foundations of Civilization
- Ecology, Technology and Society
Professional Core Courses (three courses from the below list):
- Fundamentals of Healthcare Administration
- Healthcare Economics
- Multicultural Competency for Healthcare Administrators
- Legal Issues Impacting Managers
- Ethical Issues in Management
- Organizational Behavior
- Intercultural Conflict
- Business Writing and Editing
- Senior Project
- Applied Learning in Business Leadership
For detailed curriculum, degree requirements, and course descriptions, please visit the AUM catalog.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) report on Healthcare: Millions of jobs now and in the future report, provided as a supplemental document, provides significant data showing the anticipated growth of jobs in the healthcare field as being the fastest growing industry.