Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 
    Oct 03, 2022  
Undergraduate Academic Catalog 2017 - 2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Care Administration B.A.

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Program Director: Catherine Frey, 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 Requirements

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

  1. LEADERSHIP SKILLS: Articulate how healthcare systems leadership skills are applied in clinical settings.
  2. PROFESSIONAL VALUES: Apply complex professional values to contemporary health care administration trends.
  3. INFORMATION LITERACY SKILLS: Engage information literacy skills and their legal and ethical implications to critically analyze contemporary healthcare issues.
  4. CULTURAL COMPETENCY SKILLS: Generate culturally sensitive insights into health care delivery practices.
  5. ORAL AND WRITTEN COMMUNICATION SKILLS: Effectively demonstrate informative and persuasive oral and written communication.
  6. RESEARCH DESIGN SKILLS: Present a practical, original research project related to a contemporary issue in health care administration.
  7. CHRISTIAN SERVICE PRACTICES: Evaluate how personal health care administrative practices align with Christian concepts of service in health care settings.

Locations Offered

North Fresno, Visalia Campuses and Online

Program Length/Semester Starts

This is a scheduled, 18-month cohort program.

Credit-Bearing Grades

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-.

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