We now offer the first and only completely online bachelor's degree in Health Services Administration with a track in Respiratory Care in Florida for current Registered Respiratory Therapists.
Please be advised that all students, including transient students, are required to adhere to the HSA Program Handbook, the HSA-APA Style Guide and SPC Academic Honesty Policy. These documents are available for review in every HSA, HSC, and HUS core course.
The shortest wait times are in the morning. To be sure you will see an advisor, please arrive at least one hour before closing. Limited services may be available up to an hour before closing, depending on the number of students waiting.
If 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.
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:
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.
Dr. Teri Trede, Associate Professor, 727-302-6620Dr. Rebecca Ludwig, Dean, (727) 341-4150
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.
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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).
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 REQUIREMENTGeneral Education Courses (36 credits needed for Graduation)
ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT60 Credit Hours (with at least 15 General Education Credits)
LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSESLower Division Requirement (Select 20 credits)
MAJOR CORE COURSESMajor Requirements (Complete 18 credits)
MAJOR CORE COURSESRequired Major Capstone Course (Complete 7 Credits)
Select ONE of the following Subplans
SUBPLANSelect ONE subplan from below (Complete 15 credits)
SUBPLAN COURSESSubplan: Management (HSA) (Select 15 credits)
SUBPLAN COURSESPublic Relations and Marketing (PRMKT) (Select 15 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Compliance and Security (HIS) (Complete 6 credits)
SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSESSubplan: Compliance and Security (HIS) (Select 9 credits)
SUBPLAN COURSESSubplan: Human Services (HUS) (Select 15 credits)
SUBPLAN CORE COURSESSubplan: Respiratory Care (RESC) (Complete 15 credits)
* Completion of HSA 2001, HSA 2182 and HSC 2721 help to provide foundational knowledge for students without a health related background.
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