Program Director: Barbara Maselli, Ph.D.
A program that prepares individuals to develop, plan and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Includes instruction in planning, leadership, resource development, operation and management, resource allocation and policy, ethics, law, regulations and applications to specific types of health care services.
The Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration degree prepares students to serve as independent mid-level managers within the health care industry. It develops students' cross-cultural competencies, increases their investigative and problem-solving skills, improves their ability to discern appropriate and ethics-based decision-making, and enhances their personal effectiveness with diverse constituents across a variety of ancillary health care professions. The degree prepares students, through engaging courses and applied project experiences, to serve as professional administrators in health care-industry settings.
Admissions criteria follow FPU's degree completion standards, with special attention to prerequisite preparation.
- Application form and fee
- A minimum 2.4 GPA, below 2.4 can submit a petition
- Two years' postsecondary work experience.
- Need a minimum of 6 transferable units, below 6 units can submit a petition
- Note: need 60 units before starting the major
Program Student Learning Outcomes
- Articulate healthcare systems' leadership skills and apply them in a clinical setting
- Describe health care related professional values and demonstrate their application in a clinical setting
- Apply information literacy skills to critically analyze and investigate contemporary health care issues, including their legal and ethical implications.
- Explain effective practices related to cultural diversity in health care settings
- demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills for health care settings
- Develop and articulate an effective research project related to a contemporary issue in health care delivery.
- Articulate and apply the Christian concept of service in the health care field.
North Fresno, Visalia Campuses and Online
Program Length/Semester Starts
This is a scheduled, 18-month cohort program.
Students must earn a C- or higher to receive credit for their health care administration program courses. Exceptions: Students may receive credit for BIB 314 and BIB 446, as well as any other general education or elective course with a D-.