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College of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Applied Science

Health Services Administration

HSA-BAS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2017 (535)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2017 (535), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Teri Trede, Associate Professor, 727-302-6620
Dr. Rebecca Ludwig, Dean, (727) 341-4150

Program Summary

If you are currently working in or have previous training in a health or human services field and want to move up in your career, our Health Services Administration bachelor's degree may be your ticket. Designed to prepare you for career advancement or entry-level supervisory or managerial positions, this degree offers specialized concentrations depending on your background.

Features: Classes are offered online in 8-week sessions. The final semester Capstone Course is a 16-week Experience that integrates your career interests and professional goals. Students are responsible for securing a mentor for the capstone course, and for developing their capstone project proposal in collaboration with the mentor during the pre-capstone course. Students enroll in the pre-capstone course immediately preceding the capstone course.

Students will gain:
A broad-based knowledge of health care delivery systems, a better understanding of health care policies, ethics and current issues, as well as effective communication, leadership and critical thinking skills.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Florida CIP Code

1105122111: HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (BAS)

Federal CIP Code

51.2211: Health Services Administration.

Job Related Opportunities

  • As a health or human services manager, you plan, direct and coordinate a variety of services. Careers include: Hospital department leadership, coordinator or supervisor in a health care facility, program management, case manager, sales representative, educator, and consultant.

Admission Rules

In order to be admitted to the HSA-BAS program a student is required to have sixty (60) credit hours* including fifteen (15) credit hours of transferable general education coursework. In addition, a completed degree, certificate, or diploma in a health care or human services discipline OR paid or volunteer work experience in a health care or human services discipline is required. A minimum of 2 years work experience is strongly recommended.

*All credit hours must have been earned from a regionally accredited institution.

In addition to HSA-BAS program admission requirements, the Respiratory Care Subplan requires that students possess an active unrestricted/unencumbered license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist from any state or province. If a student currently resides in a state that does not offer respiratory licensure, an active unrestricted or unencumbered Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) will suffice.

Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or contact a Student Success Specialist at the Health Education Center (HEC). Students who have questions concerning state mandated prerequisites should consult www.flvc.org and review the appropriate common prerequisite manual or contact a Student Success Specialist at the Health Education Center (HEC).

Graduation Rules

All students must complete the 36 credit general education requirement in order to graduate from this program. A.S. degree holders may need to complete an additional 15-21 general education credits to complete the thirty-six (36) credit hour general education requirement.

Students who have not completed an AS degree in a health related field or a minimum of 20 credits in health related courses are required to complete 20 credits of lower division courses in addition to the bachelor level courses. See the lower division support course options below to fulfill this requirement.

A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required and a minimum of 120 college level credits. All courses must be completed with a "C" or better.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
This bachelor's degree program requires a minimum of two consecutive years of a foreign language in high school OR two semesters of a foreign language at the college level.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
General Education Courses (36 credits needed for Graduation)

ENHANCED WORLD VIEW REQUIREMENT*
9
A. COMMUNICATIONS
6
B. HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS
6
C. MATHEMATICS
6-7
D. NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
6
E. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
3
F. ETHICS
G. COMPUTER/INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCY (see catalog for details)

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT
60 Credit Hours (with at least 15 General Education Credits)

60
60 Credit Hours (with at least 15 General Education Credits)

LOWER DIVISION SUPPORT COURSES
Lower Division Requirement (Select 20 credits)

Interprofessional Team Based Health Care *
2
Health Services Management Concepts *
2
Evidence-Based Healthcare Practice *
1
Financial Accounting
3
Computer Applications
3
Spreadsheet Techniques and Programming
3
Technical Writing
3
Principles of Disease
2-3
Introduction to Coding and Reimbursement Systems
2-3
Organization and Supervision
2-3
Quality and Performance Improvement
2
Electronic Health/Medical Record Systems
2
Critical Thinking and Ethical Decision Making
3
Interpersonal Communication
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 18 credits)

Leadership & Management in Health & Human Services Organizations
3
Health Care Delivery in the United States
3
Research Methods in Health & Human Services
3
Community Health and Epidemiology
3
Health & Human Services Finance
3
Strategic Management and Planning in Health & Human Services
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Required Major Capstone Course (Complete 7 Credits)

Health & Human Services Administration Pre-Capstone
3
Health & Human Services Administration Capstone
4

SUBPLANS
Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 15 credits)

Select ONE of the following Subplans

SUBPLAN COURSES
Subplan: Management (HSA) (Select 15 credits)

Health Care Risk Management
3
Educational Concepts in Allied Health Education
3
Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care
3
Applied Organizational Behavior
3
Public Personnel Management
3
Managing Cultural Diversity
3
Process Improvement Methodologies
3
Grant Administration & Resource Development
3

SUBPLAN COURSES
Public Relations and Marketing (PRMKT) (Select 15 credits)

Contemporary Issues in Health Care & Human Services
3
Concepts of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
3
Educational Concepts in Allied Health Education
3
Principles of Entrepreneurship
3
Managing Cultural Diversity
3
Managing Global Human Resources
3
Marketing Management
3
Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Compliance and Security (HIS) (Complete 6 credits)

Health Information Systems
3
Applied Health Information/Informatics
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Compliance and Security (HIS) (Select 9 credits)

Contemporary Issues in Health Care & Human Services
3
Health Care Risk Management
3
Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care
3
Security Essentials
3
Process Improvement Methodologies
3

SUBPLAN COURSES
Subplan: Human Services (HUS) (Select 15 credits)

Educational Concepts in Allied Health Education
3
Case Management and Problem-Solving for Human Services
3
Issues In Mental Health
3
Vulnerable Populations:Health and Health Care Issues
3
Substance Abuse and the Family
3
Social Problems and Policy
3
Grant Administration & Resource Development
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Respiratory Care (RESC) (Complete 15 credits)

Evidence Based Medicine in Respiratory Care
3
Advanced Cardiopulmonary Medicine
4
Advanced Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
4
Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
4

* Completion of HSA 2001, HSA 2182 and HSC 2721 help to provide foundational knowledge for students without a health related background.

120
Total Credits