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Bachelor's Degree in Healthcare Administration

Why Earn Your Healthcare Administration Degree at Saint Leo University?

A Healthcare Administration degree from Saint Leo can help you discover a future in healthcare—the largest industry in the U.S., according to the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA).

Donald R. Tapia College of Business recently completed a five-year review of the Healthcare Administration program, so you can be assured that the curriculum is highly tuned to today’s industry standards and directed toward tomorrow’s growth areas.

Take classes in healthcare management, law, financing, policy analysis and information technology—often with an international perspective. Courses are taught by experienced faculty and medical professionals, former and current medical doctors and administrators. A senior-year internship will give you intensive exposure to the challenges and opportunities you’ll encounter in the healthcare environment.

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in health care administration offers courses in the strategic management of health care systems, health care financial management, health care policy analysis, and legal and ethical challenges facing the industry.

Learning Experience:
Campus Education Center Online
Est. Time to Complete:
4 years
Credit Hours:
120 hours
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Undergraduate Healthcare Administration Program Details

The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in health care administration offers courses in the strategic management of health care systems, health care financial management, health care policy analysis, and legal and ethical challenges facing the industry.

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Online, On Campus, or Near You

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  • What are the on-campus facilities like?

    Students who pursue their degrees at Saint Leo’s main campus near sunny Tampa Bay, Florida, join a community of enthusiastic learners just like them. 

    Students enjoy plenty of engaging learning opportunities both inside and outside the classroom, as well as exciting departmental events.

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  • What are the benefits of earning your healthcare administration degree online?

    Saint Leo University’s online learning experience provides a well-rounded education with the flexibility to tailor your course of study to meet your individual needs. We know our students have lives outside school, and we seek to meet them where they are. Online students can count on receiving excellent academics as well as opportunities for hands-on learning, such as research projects and opportunities to attend national conferences.

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  • Taking online classes has afforded me the opportunity to learn while maintaining a job. They give me some flexibility to study at times that work more cohesively with my schedule and allow me to utilize resources such as the library 24 hours a day.

    Bentley Streat | Hayes, VA

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Are education centers near you offering healthcare administration degree programs?

You may also choose to pursue your degree through one of our education centers, which merge a traditional in-person education with the flexibility to match your lifestyle. Education centers offer eight-week academic terms as well as evening and weekend classes.

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Career Outlook

No matter which learning experience you choose, you will receive plenty of professional development opportunities, industry knowledge from expert professors, and support from the Saint Leo community. All this together means that you will be ready for a successful career or continued studies upon graduation.

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  • What can you do with an undergraduate healthcare administration degree?

    The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in health care administration is designed for students interested in management careers with hospitals; federal, state, and county health programs; pharmaceutical companies; medical laboratories; nursing facilities; surgical facilities; imaging technology facilities; and health education and training companies.

What are the top healthcare administration degree jobs?

Career Growth Salary
Medical and Health Services Managers 32% (Much faster than average) $104,280 per year,  $50.13 per hour
Administrative Services and Facilities Managers 9% (As fast as average) $98,890 per year $47.54 per hour

From the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 2020.

Where are Saint Leo healthcare administration graduates now? 

  • Sentara Healthcare
  • Bon Secours Health System
  • USAA Insurance
  • Naval Regional Medical Center

College of Business

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  • Saint Leo University’s Donald R. Tapia College of Business provides a values-centered education that develops tomorrow’s business leaders. Our students create a personal legacy of character and integrity, developing into responsible global citizens ready to contribute to society across numerous fields. As the largest Catholic business College in the U.S., students find flexible degree program options at University Campus, education centers in five states, and online.

    From associate to doctoral offerings, our accredited degree programs infuse student-centered teaching, future-paced research, entrepreneurial leadership, and professional networking opportunities. Students publish papers in esteemed academic journals, present original research at national conferences, and travel around the world to learn about the complexities of overseas markets. Faculty bring decades of practical experience to the coursework, ensuring students are on the cutting edge of their desired field to achieve career success.

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