Bachelor of Professional Studies – Health Administration

Campuses that Offer this Program: 
Middle Tennessee State University
Tennessee State University
Tennessee Technological University
The University of Memphis

Program Overview

The healthcare field needs good managers to keep business and operations running smoothly. Healthcare administrators plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare in large facilities and group medical practices. Because the structure and financing of healthcare is changing rapidly, there is a need for administrators who are prepared to deal with the integration of healthcare delivery systems, technological innovations, a complex regulatory environment, and improved efficiencies and quality of care delivered.

This degree concentration prepares students interested in entering the healthcare field in an administrative capacity. According to US Department of Labor statistics, the healthcare field is projected to grow faster than average and job opportunities are good.

The Bachelor of Professional Studies with a concentration in Health Administration is available through:

  • Middle Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee State University
  • Tennessee Technological University

Program Requirements (120 hours)

The courses listed below under each of the noted categories have been developed to meet the course standards for Regents Online Degree Programs. Students should check with their advisor regarding other online and traditional courses that may meet the requirements of the noted categories.

1. University Admission

You must apply and meet the admission requirements for your university home institution.

2. General Education

You must meet the General Education requirements of your home institution. It is critical to talk with your advisor(s) prior to enrollment regarding the General Education Requirements and transferability.

  • Complete all of your general education courses through your university, OR
  • Meet with the university Transcript Advisor to determine which prior college credits and/or work experience credits fulfill the university general education requirements, OR
  • Complete the General Education Requirements online through any of the Board of Regents Community Colleges. Be sure to consult your university advisor prior to taking courses.

3. Professional Core (Choose courses from each area)

Course Number Course Title Credit Hours
Administration & Supervision
PADM 3601 Public Administration 3
MGMT 3610 Principles of Management and Organizational Behavior 3
TECH 4381 Principles of Supervision 3
LIST 4093 Special Topics and Leadership 3
Organizational Systems
PM 4120 Organizational Theory & Behavior 3
PADM 4226 Introduction to Nonprofit Organizations 3
Team & Organizational Relations
ORCO 3240 Organizational Communication 3
COMM 3010 Integrated Corporate Communication 3
Statistical Methods
SOCI 4510 Introduction to Social Research 3
SOAA 3350 Social Statistics 3
JOUR 4410 Public Relations Research 3
Written Communications (choose two courses from this area)
ENGL 3134 Computers, Writing & Literature 3
ENGL 3250 Professional Communication 3
JOUR 3421 Public Relations Writing 3
International Context
SPAN 355 Latin America: Countries & People 3
POLI 4350 International Law 3
JOUR 4712 Mass Media & Cultures 3
PS 3510 International Political Economy 3
POLS 3010 Comparative Politics 3
Total hours: 21

4. Health Administration Concentration (all required)

HETH 4210 Healthcare Research 3
HETH 4211 Healthcare Leadership and Management 3
HETH 4212 Trends and Issues in Healthcare 3
HETH 4213 Community Health: Issues & Services 3
COBH 4707 International Health: Problems and Issues 3
Total hours: 15

5. Health Administrative Electives or Additional General Education

If needed- discuss elective course options with your academic advisor.
Total hours: 21

6. Culminating Projects

UNIV 4995 Culminating Special Project 3
Total hours: 3

7. Graduation Requirements

Include the following:

  • At least 120 semester hours total.
  • At least 60 semester hours from a 4-year institution, of which at least 30 hours are from the degree-granting institution.
  • At least 45 semester hours at the 3000-4000 level.
  • No more than 24 semester hours in business courses.

Graduation: You may receive your diploma by mail or attend the official graduation activities and ceremonies at your home institution.

Diploma: Your home institution will conduct your program audit and grant your degree. Your degree will note the name of your home institution.  Your diploma will be the same as all other diplomas. 

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