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Health Services Administration B.A.S. Degree

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  • BAS iconIf you have previous training in a health field and want to move up in your career, our Health Services Administration bachelor’s degree can be your ticket. Designed to prepare you for career advancement or entry-level managerial positions, this degree offers specialized concentrations depending on your background. The final semester-long capstone course integrates your career interests.


    Features

    • 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

    Specializations

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

    You Will Gain

    • 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
  • Careers

    As a medical and health services manager, you plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services, either through managing an entire facility, a specific clinical area or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Careers include:

    • Entry-level Hospital Department Manager 
    • Coordinator or supervisor in a health care facility or human services agency
    • Sales representative
    • Educator
    • Consultant
  • 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
    Dr. Rebecca Ludwig, Dean, (727) 341-4150

    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.

    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. COMMUNICATIONS9
    B. HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS6
    C. MATHEMATICS6
    D. NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES6-7
    E. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES6
    F. ETHICS3
    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 2001Interprofessional Team Based Health Care2
    *HSA 2182Health Services Management Concepts2
    *HSC 2721Evidence-Based Healthcare Practice1
    ACG 2021Financial Accounting3
    CGS 1100Computer Applications3
    CGS 1515Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming3
    ENC 2210Technical Writing3
    HIM 1430Principles of Disease2-3
    HIM 2223Introduction to Coding and Reimbursement Systems2-3
    HIM 2500Organization and Supervision2-3
    HIM 2510Quality and Performance Improvement2
    HIM 2652Electronic Health/Medical Record Systems2
    PHI 2103Critical Thinking and Ethical Decision Making3
    SPC 2300Interpersonal Communication3

    MAJOR CORE COURSES
    Major Requirements (Complete 18 credits)

    HSA 4184Leadership & Management in Health & Human Services Organizations3
    HSA 3104Health Care Delivery in the United States3
    HSA 3702Research Methods in Health & Human Services3
    HSC 3201Community Health and Epidemiology3
    HSA 3170Health & Human Services Finance3
    HSA 4140Strategic Management and Planning in Health & Human Services3

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

    HSC 4931Health & Human Services Administration Pre-Capstone3
    HSC 4910Health & Human Services Administration Capstone4

    Select ONE of the following Subplans

    SUBPLAN
    Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 15 credits)

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

    HSA 4502Health Care Risk Management3
    HSC 3243Educational Concepts in Allied Health Education3
    HSC 4640Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care3
    MAN 3240Applied Organizational Behavior3
    MAN 3301Public Personnel Management3
    MAN 4102Managing Cultural Diversity3
    MAN 4584Process Improvement Methodologies3
    PAD 4232Grant Administration & Resource Development3

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

    HSA 3113Contemporary Issues in Health Care & Human Services3
    HSC 3211Concepts of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention3
    HSC 3243Educational Concepts in Allied Health Education3
    MAN 3802Principles of Entrepreneurship3
    MAN 4102Managing Cultural Diversity3
    MAN 4625Managing Global Human Resources3
    MAR 3802Marketing Management3
    MAR 4413Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management3

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

    HSA 4191Health Information Systems3
    HSA 4192Applied Health Information/Informatics3

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

    HSA 3113Contemporary Issues in Health Care & Human Services3
    HSA 4502Health Care Risk Management3
    HSC 4640Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care3
    ISM 4323Security Essentials3
    MAN 4584Process Improvement Methodologies3

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

    HSC 3243Educational Concepts in Allied Health Education3
    HUS 3321Case Management and Problem-Solving for Human Services3
    HUS 3370Issues In Mental Health3
    HUS 3570Vulnerable Populations:Health and Health Care Issues3
    HUS 4442Substance Abuse and the Family3
    HUS 4561Social Problems and Policy3
    PAD 4232Grant Administration & Resource Development3

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

    RET 3050Evidence Based Medicine in Respiratory Care3
    RET 4285Advanced Cardiopulmonary Medicine4
    RET 4494Advanced Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology4
    RET 4715Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care4

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

    Total Credits120