Healthcare Administration

The Healthcare Administration Bachelor of Science degree prepares working professionals to assume roles as dynamic leaders in the healthcare industry. This degree in healthcare administration equips students to fulfill God’s purposes as leaders in global healthcare systems, care facilities and ministries utilizing mobile clinics, and other means, to meet physical and spiritual needs.

This major develops practical skills and core competencies required to meet the challenges of various healthcare settings. Students will analyze and apply principles of interprofessional business and organizational leadership; strategic planning and marketing; and quality improvement and accreditation compliance. Students also learn best practices of healthcare administration in ethics, finance, operational management, informatics, and human resources. Beyond developing professional skills and competencies, graduates are equipped to formulate solutions to operational questions and problems within a diverse array of healthcare organizational settings by developing an ethical personal leadership philosophy and demonstrating critical thinking, decision-making, and communication skills.

Graduates in this program work in various healthcare settings in the US and Internationally. The Healthcare Administration program will prepare you to attain the knowledge and skills necessary to add value to any healthcare setting. Whether your goal is to be a department manager in a hospital setting, work in a long-term care setting, or community health agency, the Healthcare Administration coursework will provide you the tools for success.

Objectives

By completing the Healthcare Administration major, each graduate of the program will be able to:

  • Demonstrate basic proficiency in essential healthcare administration skills
  • Devise a personal philosophy of leadership for a diverse and multicultural 21st century workforce
  • Understand biblical-based Christian worldview that can be applied to healthcare settings
  • Demonstrate and apply business principles and healthcare leadership best practices in ethics, finance, operational management, informatics, and human resources.

Completion Requirements

  • Minimum 120 semester hours credit
  • Minimum cumulative 2.0 GPA
  • Completion of a minimum of 30 semester hours of CIU coursework
  • Completion of a biblical studies core that includes 18 hours of Bible/theology/ministry courses and at least 12 hours of additional interdisciplinary Bible-related course
  • Minimum of 30 semester hours of General Education
  • Completion of the 36-hour Healthcare Administration major
Locations Offered
Online

Course of Study (120)

Degree Core (60)

Bible and Theology Core (18)

  • BIB 1005 - Old Testament Survey Credits: 3
  • BIB 1010 - New Testament Survey Credits: 3
  • ICS 1210 - Discovering the Mission of God Credits: 3
  • MSD 1110 - Encountering Spiritual Formation Credits: 3
  • THE 2010 - Survey of Bible Doctrine Credits: 3
  • THE 3010 - Biblical Theology of Leadership Credits: 3

General Education (39)

  • COM 1010 - Communication for Leaders Credits: 3
  • CPT 1010 - Technology for College Credits: 3
  • ENG 1010 - College Writing and Research 1 Credits: 3
  • ENG 1020 - College Writing and Research 2 Credits: 3
  • HIS 2010 - World Civilizations Credits: 3
  • MAT 2010 - Personal Financial Management Credits: 3
  • PHI 1010 - Philosophy and Worldview Credits: 3
  • PHI 3010 - Personal and Social Ethics Credits: 3
  • PSY 2010 - Organizational and Industrial Psychology Credits: 3
  • RES 3010 - Research and Concept Development Skills Credits: 3
  • SCI 2010 - Earth Science Credits: 3
  • SOC 1010 - Succeeding at CIU Credits: 3
  • SOC 2010 - Cultural Diversity Credits: 3

Leadership Development (3)

  • LDR 3010 - Organizational Leadership Credits: 3

Healthcare Administration Major (45)

  • BUS 3400 - Principles of Risk, Management, Insurance & Benefit Plans Credits: 3
  • HCA 1010 - Intro to Public Community Health Credits: 3
  • HCA 1110 - Introduction to Healthcare Administration Credits: 3
  • HCA 2010 - Healthcare Management and Delivery Systems Credits: 3
  • HCA 2020 - Healthcare Finance Credits: 3
  • HCA 2410 - Healthcare Ethics and Medical Law Credits: 3
  • HCA 3010 - Healthcare Policy Credits: 3
  • HCA 3020 - Healthcare Economics Credits: 3
  • HCA 3030 - Long Term Care Credits: 3
  • HCA 3410 - Continuous Quality Monitoring and Accreditation Credits: 3
  • HCA 4010 - Managing Human Resources and Health Prof. Credits: 3
  • HCA 4020 - Healthcare Administration Capstone Credits: 3
  • HCA 4510 - Healthcare Planning and Evaluation Credits: 3
  • XXX xxxx Designated Elective 1 - Credits: 3
  • XXX xxxx Designated Elective 2 - Credits: 3

Open Electives (15)

  • Choose 5 courses from any department

Admission Requirements

  • Online application
  • $25 application fee
  • Official high school transcript or successful completion of General Education Development (GED) Testing Program
  • Applicants who have attempted 12 or more college credits post-high school must provide official college transcripts of all work completed or in progress. Recommended college grade point average (GPA) is 2.0 on a 4.0 scale (those with a GPA under 2.0 may be admitted on a provisional basis)