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Brooks College of Health

Bachelor of Health Administration


The Department of Health Administration offers an undergraduate program culminating in a Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA) degree. The upper-level courses in this degree are fully online. The program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level administrative positions 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 BHA program is to provide students with the entry skills needed by health administrators and management professionals. The program includes an internship course that allows students to intern in hospitals, long term care facilities, insurance companies, group medical practices, clinics, or health care technology companies.

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Program of Study

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Program of Study - Aging Services

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MHA | UNF+ Pathways to Success

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Financial Aid

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Academic Calendar

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  • Osprey Maps

    The Osprey Map provides a term-by-term sample schedule for each undergraduate academic program at the University of North Florida.

    BHA Osprey Map

    BHA - Aging Services Osprey Map

  • What does the program cost?

    Tuition, fees, and textbooks make up most of the costs to students. Detailed information regarding tuition and all general fees can be found on the UNF Tuition website.

  • MHA | UNF+ Pathways to Success

    MHA | UNF+ Pathways to Success

    What is UNF+ Pathways to Success? These are opportunities for high-achieving UNF undergraduates to easily move into UNF graduate programs. The UNF Health Administration Department offers options to help all interested UNF students to find their path to the UNF MHA Program.

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    BHA-MHA Accelerated Pathway Course Sequence

    Sequencing Schedule Effective Fall 2024

    Junior Year

    Fall Term Spring Term
    HSA 3101 Intro to Health Administration (3) HSA 4553 Health Law & Ethics (3)
    HSA 4111 US Healthcare System (3) HSA 3173 Healthcare Accounting (3)
    HSA 4544 Global Healthcare (3) Health Administration Elective (GEY; HSC; HSA; MAN 3000-4000 level) OR HSA3383 Quality Management IF completing HSA4850 Health Administration Internship for an elective requirement in LAST semester
    HSA 6342 Healthcare Human Resources (3) HSA6198 Health Information Tech (3)
    HSA 2530 Language of Healthcare (3) (if not completed) -
    Total Semester Hours: 12-15 Total Semester Hours: 12


    Senior Year

    Summer Term Fall Term Spring Term
    HSA 3430 Health Economics (3) (pre-reqs: ECO2023 & STA2023 or STA2014) HSA3222 Long Term Care Administration (3) HSA4922 Capstone: Health Administration (3) *must be completed in the last semester
    HSA 4170 Health Care Finance (3) (pre-reqs:ECO2023, HSA3173; HSA3101;HSA4111) HSA3160 Health Care Marketing (3) Health Administration Elective (3) (GEY; HSC; HSA; MAN 3000-4000 level)
    HSA 6905 Health Policy (3) HSA 6520 Managerial Epidemiology (3) Health Administration Elective (3) (GEY; HSC; HSA; MAN 3000-4000 level) *If taking HSA4850 Health Adm Internship for elective, all major courses must be completed before final semester
    Health Administration Elective (3) (GEY; HSC; HSA; MAN 3000-4000 level) HSA5177 Health Care Finance (meets Health Administration Elective (3) HSA 6385 Quality Mgmt in Healthcare (3)
    - HSA2530 Language of Healthcare (3) (if not completed) -
    Total Semester Hours: 12 Total Semester Hours: 12-15 Total Semester Hours: 12


    Remaining Master of Health Administration course (based on application submission and admission into the MHA program)

    Summer Term

    HSA6178 Advance Health Care Finance T 3
    HXXXX Graduate Elective HSAXXXX Graduate Elective (HSA6958: Study Abroad – Health Administration, HSA6515: Practice Management) - 3

    Fall Term

    HSA6114 Health Organization and Delivery M 3
    HSA6186 Healthcare Leadership and Organizational Behavior T 3
    HSA6435 Health Economics W 3

    Spring Term

    HSA6196 Quantitative Analysis Health M 3
    HSA6815 Practicum: Executive Skill Development T 3
    HSA6149 Health Planning W 3
    HSA6188 Capstone: HC Strategic Management R 3
  • Program Competencies (BHA & MHA)

    Program Competencies (BHA & MHA)

    On completing the program the students should be able to:


    1. Listen and understand the ideas and thoughts of others
    2. Speak clearly and effectively before individuals and groups and use non-verbal forms of communication.
    3. Communicate clearly and effectively in writing.
    4. Demonstrate appropriate communication for different audiences and situations.

    Interpersonal Effectiveness

    1. Work collaboratively in a team setting.
    2. Coach, mentor and support others.
    3. Establish, build, and maintain relationships with others including those with diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
    4. Use diplomacy and tact.

    Critical Thinking

    1. View issues from different perspectives and ask the right questions when making decisions.
    2. Identify and prioritize organizational needs and solutions.
    3. Use statistical and analytical tools to measure and improve organizational performance.
    4. Appropriately challenge others viewpoints and perspectives.

    Business Analysis and Problem Solving

    1. Apply economic theory and advanced financial knowledge to decision making.
    2. Demonstrate strategic thinking skills in planning and evaluation.
    3. Recognize political and legal implications of actions and decisions.
    4. Identify and prioritize organizational needs and market imperatives in design and development of business plans for health Programs and services.
    5. Demonstrate project management skills.

    Management and Leadership

    1. Demonstrate basic leadership skills.
    2. Know, support and use team development methods.

    Professionalism and Ethics

    1. Articulate, model and reward professional values and ethics.
    2. Understand, demonstrate and reward cultural sensitivity and competence.
    3. Demonstrate integrity in dealing with others.
    4. Establish and maintain professional relationships.
  • Academic Learning Compact
    To view the BHA Academic Learning Compact, please visit the Office of Institutional Effectiveness website.
  • Frequently Asked Questions
    For additional information about the BHA program/s, please review the frequently asked questions website.

Contact the Program Director 

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Dr. LaRee Moody

BHA Program Director & Instructor
Phone: (904) 620-5313

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