Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

  • Overview

    The variety of courses offered in this online health administration program provides the necessary foundation and framework for growth and success as a health care administrator.

    The online health administration major prepares students for administrative positions in a wide range of health care organizations. The program provides individuals who have some health care experience, even at the entry level, with the skills necessary to move into supervisory or management positions in many health care organizations. The variety of courses offered provides the necessary foundation and framework for growth and success as a health care manager or administrator. As health care organizations continue to grow more complex, having a degree in health administration becomes more and more essential for success.

    At a Glance

    • Curriculum designed to prepare students for positions throughout health care.
    • Courses that allow students to incorporate their prior experience or current work into the course content.
    • Flexible online format that allows you to study at your own schedule, at your own pace and at your own location, with no on-campus residency required.
    • Faculty with experience in, and current knowledge of, the field of health administration.
    • Fast track to the Master of Health Administration degree program available.
    • Professional memberships with industry associations which strengthen our curriculum. The college holds memberships in ACHCA, ACHE, AHIMA, and the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.
  • Curriculum
    With the health administration program you have considerable flexibility to individualize your studies in order to meet your specific career needs. This program integrates general education courses with courses specific to health care administration. Courses prepare students to successfully meet the demands of supervisory and management positions in the health care field.
  • Some of our faculty
    • Twila Weiszbrod

      DBA, Northcentral University
      MPA, California State University, Fresno
      BS, Saint Joseph’s College

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    • Steven Chies

      MHA, Saint Joseph's College
      BES, University of Minnesota

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    • Donnelle Eargle

      PhD, University of Arizona
      MEd, University of Georgia
      BA, Winthrop College

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    Twila Weiszbrod

    DBA, Northcentral University
    MPA, California State University, Fresno
    BS, Saint Joseph’s College

    Learn more about Twila

    Steven Chies

    MHA, Saint Joseph's College
    BES, University of Minnesota

    Learn more about Steven

    Donnelle Eargle

    PhD, University of Arizona
    MEd, University of Georgia
    BA, Winthrop College

    Learn more about Donnelle

  • Student Stories
    • Barbara Drapola, Director of Case Management

      It is imperative to me to have the flexibility and time needed to complete courses while working a full time, professional and highly demanding job, along with managing a home and family. Saint Joseph’s has allowed me to work towards accomplishing that goal.

    • Kare Waycott, Quality manager

      The flexibility and easy communication with professors makes continuing my education while continuing to work and  stay connected with family made at Saint Joseph's College a perfect choice for me! It's been a great experience!

    • Deb Gerow, Manager

      I have had a very good experience with the courses I have taken. My advisor is supportive and easy to contact. I have recommended Saint Joseph's College to many friends and colleagues.

  • Career Moves

    Job opportunities will be good, especially for applicants with work experience in health care and strong business and management skills. A master's degree is the standard credential, although a bachelor's degree is adequate for some entry-level positions. Medical and health services managers typically work long hours and may be called at all hours to deal with problems.