School of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration/Management

Your Talents Can Make a Difference in the Health Care Industry

With the rapid changes in America’s health care system, there is a great demand for well-prepared and educated health care managers. If you want to help protect and improve the health and wellness of children, seniors, disabled, and the economically despaired, Stratford University’s Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration and Management could lead you to a rewarding career.

With Stratford’s B.S. in Health Care Administration/Management, you will be prepared to manage complex developments in technology, policy, ethics, finance, and current events in the healthcare administration industry. Furthermore, you will be equipped to respond effectively to health care reforms, trends, issues and problems that affect the health and welfare of a diverse society.

Through Stratford’s Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration/ Management program, you will learn to:

  • Apply management principles toward teambuilding and collaborative decision-making;
  • Uphold the ethical, professional, and legal standards of healthcare administration;
  • Apply principles and practices of health care regarding administration, law, policy, and management; and
  • Conduct health-related research and apply critical thinking and problem solving skills.

In addition, you will gain an understanding of public health and management dynamics using the principles of epidemiology, research theories, and methods. You will also explore small business planning, staffing, organizing, and finance.

While the Health Care Administration/Management program is part of Statford’s School of Health Sciences, your experience will be enriched by collaborative relationships with other Stratford programs, including the School of Business Administration and the School of Computer Information Systems.

A Rewarding Career is Waiting For You

Our talented Career Services staff has an excellent track record in helping students overcome barriers to landing their dream job. As a result, Stratford’s graduates have secured exciting jobs in the DC metropolitan area and throughout the U.S. Some of the finest healthcare facilities in the DC region employ our graduates, including:

  • Virginia Department of Health;
  • United Healthcare; and
  • Pediatric Clinical Nurse Fort Belvoir Community Hospital.

Here is a sampling of rewarding career paths waiting for you:

  • Medical Records and Health Information Technician
  • Health Specialties Teacher, Postsecondary
  • Occupational Health and Safety Specialist
  • Medical and Public Health Social Worker
  • Medical and Health Services Manager
  • Personal Home Care/Health Aides

Take the next step towards launching your career as a Health Care Administrator/Manager. Contact us to learn how to get started.

Program Requirements and Online Courses

You can complete your Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration/Management degree through classroom instruction at one of our Virginia campuses, through online instruction, or a combination of both online and classroom instruction.

Credits Required Number of Classes
Core Component 126 28
Arts and Sciences 54 12
Total Required for Graduation 180 40
 

Best-in-Class Faculty

Stratford's faculty is comprised of some of the top healthcare professionals in the field all of whom possess either a Nurse Practitioner degree, Master’s of Science in Nursing, a Ph.D. or other medical degree. These healthcare professionals are licensed by the State of Virginia and have expertise in specialty areas such as Maternal Child Health, Medical Surgical Nursing, and Nursing Policy. Because they are practicing professionals, they are able to apply theory and real-life scenarios to classroom instruction.

Internships

As a healthcare student at Stratford, you will obtain practical experience by engaging in on-site clinical experiences and accessing advanced technological resources that will help hone your talents in patient care. Through our Internship Program you can work in some of the top healthcare facilities, including Virginia Cancer Institute and James River Primary Care.

State-of-the-Art Learning Environments

Stratford offers learning environments that facilitate competency-based learning, testing and evaluation, collaboration and knowledge sharing. Our School of Health Science is equipped with advanced medical teaching tools, such as the SIM mannequin and simulation labs—all designed for scenario-based training that will enhance your learning experience. In addition, we maintain small class sizes, which are ideal for lab activities and encourage collaboration and information sharing among students.

Healthcare Programs that Fit Your Busy Schedule

Residential classes are offered day, evening, and weekends to accommodate your busy schedule. All residential classes are blended with a portion of the course delivered online to reduce the time in the classroom. You can complete a class in five or 10 weeks and start your program five times a year (January, March, May, August, and September). The accelerated programs at Stratford University allow students to finish a Bachelor’s degree in 30 months or a Master’s degree in 15 months.

Visit Student Disclosures to obtain tuition & fees for this program, graduation and employment rates, and other student consumer information on Stratford’s Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration/Management.

Code Name Credits
BUS100
Introduction to Business
4.5
BUS210
Human Resource Management
4.5
BUS220
Business Communications
4.5
BUS235
Operations Management
4.5
BUS250
Principles of Economics
4.5
BUS310
Introduction to Financial Management
4.5
BUS325
Entrepreneurial Leadership
4.5
BUS350
Staffing and Employment
4.5
BUS364
Marketing Research
4.5
BUS380
Project Management
4.5
BUS415
Organizational Theory and Development
4.5
HCA400
Healthcare Delivery Systems
4.5
HCA401
Introduction to Healthcare Administratio
4.5
HCA402
Epidemiology and Health Services Researc
4.5
HCA403
Healthcare Financial Management
4.5
HCA404
Strategic Health Planning
4.5
HCA405
Long-Term Health Care Management
4.5
HCA407
Health Policy and Reform
4.5
HCA411
Healthcare Administration Capstone
4.5
HCA420
Quality Performance Improvement
4.5
HIM210
Health Information Management Systems
4.5
MED110
Anatomy and Physiology I
4.5
MED120
Medical Terminology
4.5
MED130
Medical Office Billing, Coding, & Insur
4.5
MED160
Medical Computer Applications
4.5
MED210
Anatomy and Physiology II
4.5
MED230
Medical Law and Ethics
4.5

See the Arts and Sciences Elective Pool Requirements

Code Name Credits
CIS110
Computer Office Application
4.5
ENG111
College Composition
4.5
ENG310
Oral Communications
4.5
HUM110
Principles of Ethics
4.5
HUM250
Cultural Diversity
4.5
MAT210
College Algebra
4.5
MAT310
Statistics
4.5
PSY110
Social Psychology
4.5