Online Bachelor of Health Administration

Belhaven's online healthcare administration degree program, the Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA), is ideal for students who want to focus on management and leadership in health care. The curriculum emphasizes the roles of leaders in the workplace and includes courses in communication, research based decision-making, business law, human resources, marketing, computer applications, and business fundamentals.

Belhaven, an accredited online university, provides the knowledge and skill needed to help advance your career in healthcare management. All courses are taught from the Christian worldview, so you will be able to strengthen your faith as you engage the corporate world of business.

  • 124 credit hours
  • 100% online
  • 7-week courses, taught year round
  • All classes taught from a Christian worldview
  • Small class sizes so you know your professors and classmates
  • Competitive tuition rates
  • Belhaven University has been ranked #9 by for Best Healthcare Administration Schools.

A health administration degree can open up career opportunities in hospitals, private practices, rehabilitation facilities and community clinics. Potential occupations could include:

  • Supervisory roles in human resources
  • Communications and marketing assistants
  • Office finance and accounting
  • Project consultants and supervisors
  • Manager of health information services
  • Supervisor of medical records, billing and insurance
  • Case and contract managers
  • Office or department management
  • Leadership and management of technological innovations

Belhaven Future Healthcare Leaders (BFHL), a participant in the
American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Higher Education Network

Belhaven has a student chapter, Belhaven Future Healthcare Leaders (BFHL) for the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). The purpose of the chapter is to promote educational development of skills necessary for the effective leadership in healthcare organizations that students may serve once completing their studies at Belhaven University.

ACHE also provides information about career alternatives and job opportunities in the field of healthcare management and develops an association with local and regional healthcare executive groups to enhance academic and career opportunities. Students who participate in the program are provided a method of involvement, recognition, and representation in the profession of healthcare management as well as a forum for dialogue concerning the academic program and career planning.

Membership is open to all Belhaven University students and faculty who have an interest in healthcare management. The organization plans to meet at least once per semester on the Belhaven main campus. BFHL is open to all Belhaven students and Faculty who share and in interest in healthcare administration.

Due to Covid restrictions, we will not be meeting face-to-face this semester. Please join us via Zoom on Tuesday, October 6th, 2020 at 6:00 p.m. The Zoom meeting number is 584 952-4899. Dr. Guy Giesecke, CEO of The UMMC Childrens’ Hospital will speak.

Contact: Dr. Susan Duett, with questions.

Bachelor of Health Administration Online Degree Curriculum Summary

The Bachelor of Health Administration, Belhaven's online business degree program, can be completed in four years and is ideal for adults interested in earning a new degree or advancing their current career. The curriculum includes online courses in management, finance, ethics, human resources, marketing, and business fundamentals.

Course # Course Name Credits
BU 110 Strategic Learning 3
BIB 220 Exploring the Old Testament 3
BIB 221 Exploring the New Testament 3
BIO 125 Science and Culture II 4
ENG 103 Composition and Rhetoric 3
ENG 108 Effective Research Writing 3
ENG 203 Survey of World Literature I 3
ENG 204 Survey of World Literature II 3
HIS 108 Civilization II 3
HIS 205 Contemporary World History 3
MAT 202 Quantitative Reasoning 3
WVC 301 Christian Interpretation of Life 3
BUS 309 Business Computer Applications 3
BUS 326 Principles of Management 3
BUS 362 Human Resources 3
BUS 412 Organizational Behavior 3
BUS 414 Business Law 3
BUS 395 Management Research Methods 3
BHA 315 Healthcare Organizations in the US 3
BHA 326 Healthcare Quality Management and Outcomes 3
BHA 401 Financial Administration of Healthcare 3
BHA 402 Ethics in Healthcare Administration 3
BHA 411 Healthcare Marketing 3
ECO 407 Economics 3
BUS 406 Finance and Accounting for Managers 3
BUS 419 Business Policy 3
BUS 360 Operations Management 3
WVC 401 Kingdom Life 3
  Electives/PLA 39
  Total Degree 124

View Course Descriptions from the University Catalogue.

These rates are for August 1, 2021 through July 31, 2022.

Tuition and Fees Per Credit Hour
Undergraduate Degree/Certificate $415
Active Military Discount, Undergraduate Program $250
20% Discount: Military Spouse/Veteran/First Responder $332

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