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2013-2014 Catalog 
2013-2014 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Services Administration [8002] ‡

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Bachelor of Applied Science

(120 Credit Hours)

Program Director

Dr. Beverly Hindenlang, D.N.P., R.N., C.N.E.
941-363-7267 Lakewood Ranch
941-408-1300, ext. 67267 Venice

Program Description and Goal

The Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Administration Program prepares individuals to develop, plan, and manage health care operations and services. Graduates acquire desired workforce skills in human services, health financial management, health information systems and an understanding of health care issues. This program prepares students for careers in a wide range of management and administrative positions in health-related organizations and health service delivery systems. Job opportunities may include clinical and laboratory manager, health care facility coordinator, and department manager among other administrative and managerial positions in hospitals, ambulatory care, physician group practices, social service agencies, long-term care facilities, rehabilitation centers and other health-related businesses.

Students in the Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Administration Program can pursue the health services administration (HSA) concentration or complete core courses in health services administration with concentrations in either gerontology or nutrition.

Admission Requirements

  1.  A 2.0 GPA on a scale of 4.0;
  2. Completion of 45 hours; 26 of these hours must be prerequisite courses (from list below) with a letter grade of C or better, and should include  .

Graduation Requirements

  1. Meet foreign language requirement.
  2. Successfully complete the general education and program courses listed below with a cumulative grade point average of 2.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.

General Education Courses: 36 Credit Hours

General education courses from Areas I - V .

(Note: Prerequisite courses above (+) also count toward general education. In addition to the prerequisite courses above, students will need to complete at least 21 credit hours to have a total of 36 credit hours in Areas I - V.)

Upper Level Core Courses: 24 Credit Hours

 Students in the Health Services Administration program complete core courses plus the courses in one of three concentrations.

Gerontology Concentration: 15 Credit Hours

Nutrition Concentration: 15 Credit Hours

Foreign Language Requirement:

Students must have completed Florida’s foreign language requirement prior to the completion of the bachelor’s degree. Students may meet this competency by:

  • successful completion of two years of a single foreign language while in high school (official high school transcripts must be submitted to educational records), or
  • successful completion of two semesters (6-8 credit hours) of a single foreign language in college (or through corresponding College Level Examination Program CLEP exams), or
  • validation of foreign language competence for languages not available through CLEP as deemed appropriate by the vice president of baccalaureate programs.

Validated Health Professions Credits

With completion of a SCF Health Professions program and validation of a current, unencumbered, unrestricted Florida license within that field of study, up to 30 credit hours will be awarded upon completion of HSA coursework and application for graduation.

Separate Application

‡ Degrees/programs will require a separate application and acceptance notification from the specific department before enrollment in the desired program. For application information, visit scf.edu/bashsa.

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