B.S., Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration Specialization

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University of West Florida

Bachelor of Science, Health Sciences, Health Administration Specialization

Healthcare administrators work in hospitals, outpatient clinics, rehabilitation centers, long term care facilities, mental health organizations, and insurance companies. The University of West Florida’s B.S. in Health Sciences, Healthcare Administration Specialization program is designed to prepare you for a variety of administrative and leadership positions in the healthcare industry. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, healthcare administrators held nearly 300,180 jobs in 2013 with an additional 73,000 workers needed by 2022. Nationally, healthcare administrators earn a median annual wage of $88,580. According to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity, workforce projections for medical and health services managers in Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties are expected to increase by 17% from 235 to 268 by 2022.

What can I do with this degree?

Here are some common professional paths for graduates:

  • Hospital Manager
  • Clinic Administrator
  • Insurance Contract Negotiator
  • And so much more!

What’s in it for you:

  • A personal coach to guide you through the enrollment process and along the path to graduation.
  • 100% fully online classes.
  • Credit for college credits previously earned from accredited institutions.
  • Scholarships, financial aid and grants for eligible students.

Admission Requirements

To be considered for admission, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.00 from all attempted college courses. In addition, applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of a 2.00 and be in good academic standing at your most recent institution prior to enrolling at UWF.

Fewer than 60 credit hours: 

High School Academic Courses- Eligible candidates should have the following courses completed in these subject areas at the time of high school graduation: Official SAT or ACT +writing scores are required for an admission decision. We superscore, which means, we will take the best sub sectional scores from each ACT or SAT you submit. Therefore, you should submit all SAT or ACT scores for consideration.

Follow the list below:

• 4 units – English
• 4 units – Math (Algebra I and above)
• 3 units – Natural Science
• 3 units – Social Science
• 2 units – Foreign Language - Level 1 & 2 (same language)
• 2 units – Electives from areas above

A.A. degree or more than 60 credit hours: 

  • Review Admissions dates and deadlines
  • Apply
  • Send your college transcripts
  • Check your application status
  • Apply for Federal Financial Aid- school code 003955
  • Apply for a Complete Florida Scholarship
  • Request exception to immunization requirement
  • Review online course offerings
  • Contact your Academic Advisor
  • Review academic dates and deadlines
  • Review registration instructions
  • Review class schedule details
  • Pay fees