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Make a Difference in Today’s Health Care Organizations

An HCA degree from Regis University builds a strong foundation in business and management with a focus on practical application in the health care setting. Find out how you can make a difference in health care today with our online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration.
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B.S. in Health Care Administration

B.S. in Health Care Administration Degree Overview

At Regis University, we understand that there are countless facets of health care to be explored. A Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration degree is one encompassing way to make a difference, by equipping yourself with the tools necessary to keep your hospital, managed care facility, consulting firm or any other health care facility humming. There are literally no limits to your future, once you have the skills to administer proper care to your patients and staff.

According to the 2012 edition of the Occupational Outlook Handbook of the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations 

The Health Care Administration Degree is offered 100 percent online! The online format allows you to advance your education, while maintaining full-time employment. The HCA program also includes a hands-on component allowing you on-the-job supervised experiences in areas such as hospital accounting, marketing, and public relations departments to name a few.

You don't have to choose between a desire to heal and a drive to lead. The HCA program can help you achieve both in a minimal amount of time. Your patients and staff will thank you.

Degree: Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Degree.

Online Format:  Flexible format allows you to log in anytime, day or night as you complete weekly assignments. Each class lasts eight weeks allowing you to progress quickly. No campus visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation in person!

Start Dates: Spring (January), Summer (May), Fall (August)

Application Deadline: Rolling admission deadline so it’s never too late to apply. Course size is limited, so it is best to submit applications sooner than later.

Length of HCA Program:  The HCA curriculum requires a minimum of 128 semester hours and can be completed in just 24-30 months. Additional core requirements can be taken concurrently with the professional courses and in some cases, prior technical education in disciplines such as respiratory therapy may be accepted in transfer to meet general elective requirements.

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Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of this degree at Regis University. Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list below and you should contact the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126 for recent changes and updates.

This degree program requires 128.00 credit hours for completion. Please contact your advisor or the Office of Enrollment Services at 303.458.4126.

Health Care Administration Core Requirements

Computer Req

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(3SH)
Computer Literacy course completed within the past 5 years.

English Comp

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Take 3 semester hours of English Composition

HCE 435 - Ethics in Health Care Services

Examines the practical application of ethical principles, theories and methods to ethical dilemmas in health care with a particular emphasis on professional and organizational ethics. Formal ethical analysis of case studies and topics is used to explore clinical, organizational and health policy issues, enhance ethical reflection and dialogue, support decision-making, and encourage moral leadership.

Lit/Humanities

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Take 6 semester hours from Literature, Humanities, or
Oral and Written Communication

MT 274 - Intro to Stats for Health Professions

Provides basic understanding of statistical analysis in the health sciences. Focuses on the interpretation and analysis of health care data as it applies to organizational and clinical decision-making. Uses case studies to demonstrate measures of central tendency, position, and variation. Explores quantitative epidemiology concepts as applied to analysis of the health needs of a population, skills needed to evaluate inference in hypothesis testing including the t-test, F-test and chi-square test.

Philosophy

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Take 3 semester hours from Philosophy (PL)

Religious Req

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Take 6 semester hours of Religious Studies (RS or RC)

Sci/Math/CS

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Take 6 semester hours from Natural Science, Math,
or Computer Science

SocSc/Ec/Bus

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Take twelve (12) semester hours from
Social Science, Economics, or Business

Health Care Administration Dept. Requirements

AC 320A - Principles of Accounting I

Introduces basic accounting principles and procedures for sole proprietorship, partnerships and corporations.

AC 320B - Principles of Accounting II

A continuation of AC 320A.

Pre-requisite: AC*320A

Health Care Administration Major Requirements

HCA 408 - Health Care Policy

Focuses on health care policy formation and evaluation. Learning activities will facilitate students' opportunities to learn about change, as a result of public policy and politics. Examines public health care policy emphasizing it relationship and application to advanced practice nursing, leadership roles in management, and education and models of health care delivery. Topics include history, trends, and issues in health care systems; legal issues; legislation and regulation; funding, planning, delivery, and evaluation of health care services to individuals and populations; and accessibility, quality and outcome issues. The policy and business practices developed by hospitals and other private institutions are not included in the course objectives. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work. Prerequisite(s): Permission of instructor.

Cross listing(s): HSA 608 NR 608.

HCA 410 - Health Care Delivery Systems

Introduces the historical development and contemporary structure of health services in the United States. Examines a wide range of delivery settings and providers, the role of government and regulatory bodies, and sources of health care funding. Addresses national health policy and related current issues. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work.

Cross listing(s): HIM 410 HSA 610.

HCA 412 - Integrated Health Care Delivery Systems

Examines the evolution and structure of integrated health care delivery systems from the perspectives of quality, access and cost. Explores issues related to urban versus rural settings, managed care, reimbursement, regulatory requirements and institutional accreditation. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work. NOTE: Recommend HCA 312 or prior experience in health care.

Pre-requisite: HCA*410

Cross listing(s): HSA 612.

HCA 413 - Fundamentals of Managed Care

Introduces the history, philosophy, business principles and current structure of the managed care industry. Explores concepts of capitation, managed care contracting, case management and utilization patterns. Examines issues related to regulatory requirements and national health policy. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work. NOTE: Recommend HCA 312 or prior experience in health care.

Pre-requisite: HCA*410

Cross listing(s): HSA 613.

HCA 420 - Marketing & PR in Health Care Settings

Explores the unique nature and role of marketing in the health care industry. Introduces marketing principles and techniques as applied in health care settings including environmental scanning, market research and marketing strategy. Discusses media, public relations and advertising strategies. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work.

Cross listing(s): HSA 620.

HCA 423 - Legal Aspects of Health Services

Studies the legal and ethical issues involved in the management and delivery of health care services and the interrelations between hospital, physician, and patient. Emphasizes law as it pertains to negligence, contracts, consents, confidentiality, risk management, and current medical/legal issues. Explores the use of health record as a legal document, privacy rights, corporate compliance, and peer review. Examines release of information, quality of documentation, and retention of record issues.The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work.

Cross listing(s): CLP 623 HSA 623 HIM 423.

HCA 425 - Qual Imprvmnt in Hlth Settings

Provides a basic understanding of the history and theory of Quality Management in health care settings. TQM principles as applied in ambulatory clinics, hospital departments, medical staff organizations, and the utilization management function are explored and practiced. The interpretation and analysis of health care data as it relates to capitation and managed care is examined and practiced. Emphasizes the ongoing use of objective data and feedback to improve processes, systems and patient outcomes. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work.

Cross listing(s): CLP 624 HSA 624 HIM 425 MI 425.

HCA 428 - Health Care Economics

Provides an understanding of the elements necessary to apply basic micro-economic principles to the health care field. Emphasizes economic tools of particular relevance to health care, and to what degree the concepts are appropriate to deal with problems in this field. Demonstrates that economic analysis can provide pertinent and systematic insights into the workings of the health care system and the evaluation of health care policy. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work.

Cross listing(s): HSA 628.

HCA 432 - Ldrshp/Mgmt in Health Care Settings

Explores concepts of leadership and management functions and theories as they are applied in health care settings. Examines leadership versus management skills, team development, systems theory, organizational culture and the role of the managers and leaders in an organization.

Cross listing(s): HIM 432 MI 432.

HCA 450 - Health Care Information Systems

Introduces foundational knowledge and skills to participate in the design, selection, implementation and use of clinical and administrative information systems. Provides an overview of information systems in all health care settings with emphasis on electronic health record systems, data standards, and data exchanges. Familiarizes the student with new and energing technologies in the health care field. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis, and/or applied project work.

Pre-requisite: CS*200

Cross listing(s): HSA 649 HIM 450.

HCA 452 - HR Mgmt in Hlth Care Settings

Provides an understanding of the principles of human resource management in the health care environment. Emphasizes management techniques such as interviewing, training, career development, job analysis and design, performance evaluation, compensation and benefits, and employment law. Addresses trends in human resource management in health care. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis, and/or applied project work.

Cross listing(s): HSA 652.

HCA 458 - Strategic & Project Mgmt Health Care Set

Focuses on the general principles of project and strategic management. Introduces the project management body of knowledge (PMBOK) including project management software, task assignments, workflow analysis, project planning and the differences in managing IT projects vs. business and other projects. Process reengineering will also be investigated. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis and/or applied project work.

Cross listing(s): HSA 658.

HCA 460 - Health Stats/Research Methods

An applied course in basic health statistics and research methods intended to introduce common applications in the health care setting. Topics include commonly used health statistics, epidemiology, quality improvement, and outcomes research with an emphasis on study design, data collection, data analysis, data interpretation and data presentation skills. Emphasis is on the ability to analyze and interpret clinical and other health data for use in research, health care decision-making, and policy development.

Pre-requisite: MT*270

Cross listing(s): HIM 460.

HCA 465 - Health Care Finance

Introduces major topics in managerial finance essential for understanding how health care organizations acquire, manage and finance assets. Special topics include corporate compliance, master budgeting, capital requests, cash flow management, costing models and inventory. The graduate component extends foundational knowledge through additional readings, case analysis, and/or applied project work. Prerequisite(s): AC 320A recommended. Approval of academic advisor required.

Cross listing(s): HSA 663.

HCA 475 - Communication in a Health Care Setting

Enhances communication skills needed in business and professional contexts. Focuses on developing a working knowledge of theory and skills for written communication, interpersonal communication, meetings, and presentations. Effective communication skills for dealing with physicians, patients, families, as well as other internal and external parties will receive special attention. Students will gain a working knowledge of critical thinking and problem resolution skills.

Cross listing(s): HIM 475.

HCA 480 - Health Care Admin Capstone

A comprehensive course designed to provide students with opportunities to apply multiple elements of other courses as related to the organization and administration of a health care facility. Emphasizes project management, operations analysis and planning, current topics, and career management. Prerequisite(s): All prior HCA coursework or permission of instructor.

HCA 485 - Administrative Internship

Provides the student an opportunity to observe and participate in management activities in a health care setting. Emphasizes ability to complete assigned projects gain an overview of the facility and participate in a wide variety of functions including budgeting, human resource management, project management and quality improvement activities. Prerequisite(s): Majors only. Liability insurance fee required.

Upper Division Electives

Electives

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(6 SH)
Take six (6) upper division semester hours

Accreditation

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.
Commission URL: http://www.ncahlc.org/
Commission Phone: 312-263-0456

Fall 2013-Summer 2014

Tuition (per semester hour) $475
Other Fees
Application Fee $40
Background Check and Drug Test (external agency fee) $95
Graduation Application Fee $50

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