Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

Gain the skills you need to work in a variety of administrative roles.

Engage in collaborative group experiences to develop and strengthen communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making skills needed in today’s health care industry. This program is designed to help you influence health care professionals and organizational processes, lead performance management, ensure the implementation of initiatives, and optimize the effectiveness of health care organizations. Successful graduates of this program may pursue roles as health care professionals.

Outcome goals and graduates’ proficiency levels

We have not yet collected enough information to publish learning outcome data for this program.

Bachelor of Science (BS) in Health Care Administration specialization

  • Health Information Management
  • Leadership

Quality and Professional Relevance

  • The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program is designed around the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) content areas and the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) Competency Assessment Tool 2015.
  • This program features a collaborative, problem-based learning model that incorporates industry best practices and the knowledge and skill sets expected by leading health care organizations.

Expected Program Outcomes for All Specializations

  1. Apply organizational skills and cultural competence to effectively develop and lead high-performance teams to meet diverse stakeholder and organizational goals in a variety of health care environments.
  2. Execute decisions in compliance with personal and professional values and legal, regulatory and ethical considerations inherent in managing healthcare systems and organizations.
  3. Analyze records and reports for action based upon established benchmarks and organizational goals and performance.
  4. Develop approaches to operational and strategic issues in managing health care organizations through the use of information technology, leadership skills, risk management, quality improvement concepts, and the application of healthcare ethics.
  5. Apply continuous improvement and quality management processes to improve outcomes.
  6. Create reports and records to attain measurable results in quality improvement, patient safety, budgeting, supply chain management, and risk management.
  7. Interpret the organizational elements, structure, performance, financing, terminology, and delivery modalities for the US health care system.

Bachelor of Science Program Graduates

Data from graduates from all Bachelor of Science programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni are using their degrees.

Satisfaction with Job Bachelor's Degree Graduates

Percentage of respondents who answered "strongly agree" or "agree."
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2015 - Q2 2016.


Career & Professional Accomplishments Bachelor's Degree Graduates

Percentage of respondents who indicated they had accomplished each item.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2015 - Q2 2016.

Bachelor of Science Program Graduates

Data from graduates from all Bachelor of Science programs have been combined for these Career Outcomes results.

The graphs below show some key findings from Capella's Alumni Outcomes Survey. We use this information to help improve our courses, programs and services and to give you an idea of how alumni feel about Capella and what general skills and abilities they gained.

Satisfaction with Capella Bachelor's Degree Graduates

Percentage of respondents who answered affirmatively.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2015 - Q2 2016.


Improvement in Skills and Abilities Bachelor's  Degree Graduates

Percentage of respondents who rated themselves as "proficient" or "exceptional" on ability to demonstrate the skill or ability on the job.
Source: Responses to the Alumni Outcomes Survey one year after graduation. The data were collected during Q3 2015 - Q2 2016.

Expense, completion, & career information (Gainful Employment)

Capella believes in being clear about the real cost, time, and value of a Capella degree The Gainful Employment disclosures, required by the US Department of Education (ED) (under 34 CFR 688.6 ), provide some information about completion, expenses and occupations based on learners who graduated between July 2014 and June 2015. Most of our students are part-time so they might not take a full course load or attend all 4 quarters each year. We took that into account in calculating these data. For example, we define program length for certificates and master's and doctoral degrees as the number of calendar quarters it takes a typical student to complete a program. The ED has defined time to complete for a Bachelor's degree as 4 years. Program cost is based on the specific pricing structure for each program which is either a cost per credit or a cost per active quarter.

Other related information may be found on the Learning Outcomes, Career Outcomes, and Student Experience tabs on this page.

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