Bachelor of Science in Health Administration programs

Prepare for in-demand careers in health administration

You want a career that can positively impact the health of your community. And you also want to provide a financially stable life for yourself and your family. You can have both within the field of health services administration, where opportunities for medical and health services managers are projected to grow 23 percent between 2012 and 20221.

Our Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA) and certificate programs can help prepare you for these opportunities.

You can gain the skills and knowledge you need for these roles with our Bachelor of Science in Health Administration (BSHA), either on its own or with one of the concentrations2 below:

Long-term Care3
Emergency Management (requires emergency responder experience)
Health Management
Health Information Systems

You might also consider earning a certificate either by itself or en-route to a BSHA as an additional credential to help you stand out:

Long-term Care
Emergency Management (requires emergency responder experience)

These programs are offered in online and/or campus learning formats, so you can choose which works best for you.

Earning a BSHA or certificate can help prepare you for a variety of roles including health and social service manager, medical records manager, mental health program manager, office manager, practice administrator and program manager. You'll likely work in an office environment in healthcare facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes, and group medical practices.

It also could put you on the path toward a more financially stable future. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS)4, wage estimates for a medical and health services manager range from:

Percentile 10% 25% 50%
75% 90%
Hourly Wage* $26.87 $34.53 $44.62 $58.05 $77.47
Annual Wage* $55,890 $71,820 $92,810 $120,740 $161,150

* Salary ranges presented here are not guaranteed and depend on a variety of factors including geography, company, experience and economy. Information not specific to University of Phoenix.

Risk-Free Period Program5 — Try us out first by taking a credit-bearing class for up to three weeks with no financial obligation.

Prior Learning Assessment — Apply your work experience or up to 24 prior college credits toward your degree program.

Phoenix Academic Achievers Scholarship — Earn a tuition reduction based on the number of credits you complete.

For more information about each of these programs, including on-time completion rates, the median debt incurred by students who completed the program and other important information, please visit:

1 Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment Projections,”

2 Maryland residents completing undergraduate degree programs will earn an emphasis rather than a concentration in a particular area of study.

3The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration/Long-Term Care degree program is designed to integrate a framework of general education courses with a health care curriculum that provides the graduate with the foundational knowledge needed to enter today’s challenging health care industry. This concentration is designed to increase skills that are essential when working with various populations requiring long-term care. This program does not prepare students for any type of licensure or certification in any state.

4 Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Employment and Wages, May 2014,

5 The Risk-Free Period Program is available to new students declaring fewer than 24 credits and applies to certain online associate or bachelor’s degree programs in approved states.

While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative..

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In his own words...

"Had I not taken that first step and made the decision to enroll in the University of Phoenix online program, I would not have had the opportunity to enhance my career as I have over the past decade."

– Michael Antoniades, BSHA '06

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