Bachelor in Health Administration (B.S.)

The Bachelor's in Health Administration program is designed for clinical and business workers from across the healthcare spectrum to study together in a diverse learning environment, using a systems-oriented, broad-based approach that can be applied in any healthcare organization. This program can be completed in 12-24 months (full-time or part-time) taking one or two 8-week classes online or onsite (evenings).

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Program Details

Standard Completion Time:

Full-time | 12 months | online or onsite (Two 8-week classes at a time)

Part-time | 24 months | online or onsite (One 8-week class at a time)

(Onsite classes held in the evening)

Program Credits: 37

Cost Per Credit: $587

Accreditation: International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE)

Start Terms

  • January 3, 2022
    Online or in person
  • May 2, 2022
    Online only

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Program Highlights

  • Healthcare Leaders Across the Industry Teach Strategies that can be Applied Immediately in the Workplace.

  • Complete an Applied Research Project to Gain Industry Leadership Experience.

  • Grades Based on Class Participation, Papers, Presentations and Projects (No Tests).

  • Build a Dynamic Professional Network Through Classmates, Faculty, and Alumni.


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Career Outlook

The high demand for educated, experienced healthcare administration professionals places graduating students from Roberts Wesleyan College at an advantage upon graduation. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicts that health service management is projected to grow nearly 18% through 2028. This is a much faster average of growth when compared to other occupations.

There will be a greater need in the healthcare industry for administrators and managers in order to support the professionals who work in patient care. Executives and other leaders familiar with both healthcare and management will also be in need. These professionals will manage patients, operations, policies, and resources in the development of healthcare organization systems.


Students who graduate from Roberts Wesleyan College with a Bachelor in Health Administration will acquire the knowledge and experience to enter the diverse roles in healthcare including:

  • Project Manager
  • Sales Producer
  • Account Services Consultant
  • Transitional Living Program Manager

Additionally, health administrators work in a wide range of settings. Some working environments may include:

  • Hospitals
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Health Insurance Companies
  • National Health Associations


Salaries can vary by region and position. However, the Bureau of Labor Statistics found that professionals in health administration roles earned a median salary of $100,980 as of May 2019. Some commonly known employers in health administration include:

  • Excellus Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • University of Rochester
  • MGM Associates
  • Center for Youth

Advanced roles in health administration may have additional educational requirements. Students who earn their bachelor’s degree in health administration may consider continuing education. Earning a Master’s in Health Administration may be the best approach in finding a career that fits your goals.

Sources Cited:

"Medical and Health Services Managers : Occupational Outlook Handbook.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 1 Sept. 2020,

Why Choose the Health Administration Program?

The convenience and flexibility offered in the bachelor’s degree in health administration curriculum at Roberts Wesleyan College allows students the responsibility in managing the direction of their healthcare ambitions. Position yourself to become one of the health administrators responsible for directing and planning health services with medical staff for patient care.

Students who seek rewarding studies from an accredited institution should consider a bachelor’s degree in health administration. Health administration is a fast-growing field in the health industry that many students frequently pursue at Roberts Wesleyan College. Request additional information including curriculum and admission requirements today.

Alumni Making A Difference

Glen Willock

Glen Willock '12

IT Project Manager, eHealth Technologies

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Blandine Burks '14

Health Center Coordinator, Roberts Wesleyan College

Sandra Ferguson

Sandra Ferguson '15

Community Health Coordinator, St. John's Home

Ron Malachowski

Ron Malachowski '16

Medical Technologist, Rochester General Hospital

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Frequently Asked Questions

The program offered at Roberts Wesleyan College for students seeking health administration education is a bachelor’s of science (BS) degree.

The abbreviation for a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Administration is BSHA.

A bachelor’s degree in health administration from an accredited university will help those who seek work in the healthcare industry develop their skills in management, and help other development processes in various departments or facilities in a healthcare setting.

With a bachelor’s degree in health administration, graduates improve patient care and experience in their health organization. Health administrators support processes and policies that impact patient populations. This field requires leaders that can apply healthcare practices and methodologies as they manage people and processes.

With a bachelor’s degree in health administration, students complete each course to develop leadership roles in health facilities, medical practices, and clinical departments. Students in health administration commonly work in places including:

  • Hospitals
  • Physician Offices
  • Pharmaceutical Companies
  • Health Insurance Companies
  • National Health Associations

The oversight of admission, emergency services, patient finances, pharmacy and wellness, rehabilitation, and laboratory services are all fields that require the need for health administrators. According to the BLS, professionals in health administration often combine their credentials with work experience in a healthcare facility. Many healthcare organizations can benefit from the expertise of an employee with a bachelor’s degree in health administration. Health administration jobs are regularly found at:

  • Healthcare providers: These can include hospitals, physicians’ groups, nursing and residential care facilities, hospices, outpatient care centers, and clinics or other similar organizations. Other corporations have entered this space such as Amazon, Berkshire Hathaway, JPMorgan Chase, and Apple. These companies are disrupting traditional healthcare provider models by forming independent healthcare companies for their own employees.
  • Healthcare suppliers: The agencies, companies, or people other than providers that furnish goods, supplies, equipment and services used in patient care and treatment.
  • Pharmaceutical, biomedical, and biotech industries: These companies research, develop, design, and manufacture new treatments, medicines, and medical devices or software used in healthcare.
  • Health Insurance Companies: Commercial or private market health insurance coverage is confusing for both policymakers and employers alike. The complexity stems from multiple health plans and systems such as the health maintenance organizations, preferred provider organizations, and point-of-service.
  • University Education: Colleges and universities are educating and training the next generation of health administrators. Working for education programs at the university level will often require continuing education.
  • Government Agencies: Many health and human services, social services, and public health services administer and manage at a local, state, and federal level. Agencies such as the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services also creates laws and regulations that govern healthcare and public policy.

The state of demand is great in the field of health administration. When the largest generation continues to reach retirement age and require more health services, the need for qualified health administrators will continue to grow.

If the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates an 18% growth in health services management by 2028, there is potential for another 71,600 positions to be created in the next 8 years.

The bachelor’s degree in health administration program provides flexibility to complete your degree in just 12 to 24 months. Our supportive advisors are there to help every step of the way.

As of May 2019, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) estimates a median average annual wage for roles in health administration to be $100,980. The highest 10% of work in health administration had earned more than $189,000. The BLS reported an annual median salary within specific industries including:

  • Hospitals: $110,430
  • Government: $111,520
  • Outpatient Care Centers: $95,320
  • Physicians’ Offices: $91,600
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facilities: $86,829

Additionally, medical and health service administrators annual wages surpass that of other management occupations. The BLS reported that managers in health administration positions earn roughly $10,000 more annually compared to other administrators.

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