• Undergraduate Program
    Bachelor in Health Administration

    The Department of Public Health offers programs culminating in a Bachelor of Health Administration degree. This degree is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level administrative postions in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, mental health organizations, insurance companies, public agencies and many other types of health care organizations. It also serves to help enhance careers of students already working in the health services industry.


    The primary goal of the health administration undergraduate program is to provide students with the entry skills needed by health administrators and management professionals. Students interested in long term care management may select course work and an internship that will allow them to qualify to take the Florida Nursing Home Administrator’s licensing examination. An opportunity to pursue other special interests is provided with selection of 9-12 hours of elective course work.

    Program of Study

  • Major: Health Administration

    Degree: Bachelor of Health Admin.
    Prerequisites (15 credits)
    Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher
    ACG2021 Prin of Financial Accounting (3 Credits)
    ACGX021, ACGX024 or ACGX001 and ACGX011 are acceptable substitutes for ACG2021.
    ACG2071 Prin Managerial Accounting (3 Credits)
    ACGX071 and ACGX301 are acceptable substitutes for ACG2071.
    ECO2023 Principles of Microeconomics (3 Credits)
    STA2023 (GM) Elem Statistics-Business (3 Credits)
    STAX023 is an acceptable substitute for STA2023.
    CGSX061, CGSX100 and ISMX000 are acceptable substitutes for the CGS requirement. Recommend CGS 1100 or CGS 1570
    Requisites (3 credits)
    Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
    HSA2530 The Language of Healthcare (3 Credits)
    Major Requirements (42 credits)
    Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher
    • **New as of fall 2013**Students electing to take Long Term Care Internship must add the Aging Services concentration. See a Brooks College of Health advisor.
    HSA3111 Intro to Health Administration (3 Credits)
    HSA4111 U.S. Health Care System (3 Credits)
    HSA3522 Managerial Epidemiology (3 Credits)
    HSA4553 Health Law and Ethics (3 Credits)
    HSA4170 Health Care Finance (3 Credits)
    Prerequisite: ACG2021, ACG2071, ECO2023, HSA3111 effective fall 2015
    HSA3430 Health Economics/Quant Analysi (3 Credits)
    Prerequisites: STA2023, ECO2023
    HSA3210 Long Term Care Administration (3 Credits)
    HSA4150 Introduction to Health Policy (3 Credits)
    HSA3191 Health Information Systems I (3 Credits)
    HSA3340 Healthcare Human Resources (3 Credits)
    HSA3383 Quality Management Healthcare (3 Credits)
    HSA3160 Health Care Marketing (3 Credits)
    HSA4004 Professional Skills Dev (3 Credits)
    Prerequisite: HSA4170
    Co-requisite: HSA4922
    HSA4922 Capstone: Health Admin (3 Credits)
    Prerequisites: ACG2021, ACG2071, ECO2023 , STA2023, CGS1100, HSA4170
    Co-requisite: HSA4004
    Must be completed the semester prior to Internship
    Internships (6 credits)
    Must be completed with a grade of "C" of higher.
    • HSA4850 must be completed in the last academic semester of enrollment.
    • All program pre-requisites and major requirements must be completed prior to start of the Internship.
    • Up to two major elective courses may be taken with the internship. You must petition to take coursework with the Internship.
    • Students wishing to qualify for the HSA4941 Long Term Care Administration Internship must complete the concentration in Aging Services. See a Brooks College of Health advisor to add the concentration.
    HSA4850 Health Admini Internship (6 Credits)
    Prerequisites:ACG2021, ACG2071, ECO2023, STA2023, CGS1100, HSA4170, and HSA4004. 360 hours required
    Major Electives (12 credits)
    Must be completed with a grade of "C" or higher.
    • Students completing the 6 semester hour Health Administration Internship (HSA 4850) must take 12 semester hours of elective (total 4 courses). Up to 2 electives can be taken while interning.
    • Students applying for the 9 semester hour Long Term Care Internship must complete the Aging Services concentration instead of the major electives.
      Required courses are
      - HSA3154 Aging Policy and Politics
      - GEY3004 Aging in America
      - GEY3503 Assisted Living Administration (available in fall and spring only)
      See a Brooks College of Health advisor to add the concentration.
    Elective options
    • HSA3514 Essentials of Practice Management
    • GEY, HSA, HSC, or MAN courses at the 3000/4000 level
    • Other upper level (3000/4000) courses with approval of the program director. See a Brooks College of Health advisor for a list.

    • Registration restrictions on HSC courses are typically lifted in the Friday afternoon during the first week of registration (except for fall registration - restrictions will be lifted in August).