Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Program Description

Graduates of the Heath Care Administration program are important members of the health care community. They work closely with an array of health care providers to ensure that patients receive quality service and care. Graduates of the program manage environments that may range from a specific clinical area or department to a physicians’ practice, or even an entire facility.

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  • Demonstrate and apply knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources, leadership, quality management, and marketing.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the framework in which health care services are coordinated, delivered, consumed, and reimbursed.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply principles and processes for providing effective customer care and services, including needs assessments and application of quality standards for services and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Demonstrate a command of the principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiations, and personnel information systems.
  • Develop the capacity to maintain awareness of advances in medicine, computerized diagnostic and treatment equipment, data processing and records technology, government regulations, health insurances changes and financing options.

The HCA Program serves a variety of purposes:

  • This program prepares individuals to develop, plan and manage health care operations and services within health care facilities and across health care systems. Instruction focuses on health care finance and economics, managed care, and quality standards.
  • The program also emphasizes core business principles including financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operations and management, health care resource allocation and policy, and health law and regulations, with applications to specific types of health care services.
  • This program is designed to assist graduates in key competency areas that may lead to certification in the discipline such as the Certified Medical Manager (CMM) available through the Professional Association for Health Care Office Management (PAHCOM) after two years of health care industry experience in support of patient care.

*The HCA program is unique in its ability to incorporate our Associate Degrees and certificate programs at Good Samaritan College of Nursing and Health Science.

HCA Sample Curriculum Plan

ENG101 English Composition I 3
MTH107 Pharmacology Math 3
ETH212 Health Care Ethics 3
PSY103 Introduction to Psychology 3
CSI102 Informatics and Technology in Health Care 3
COM105 Professional Communication 3
ENG102 English Composition II 3
ECN110 Macroeconomics 3
ECN120 Microeconomics 3
ECN350 Health Care Economics 3
MTH111 Algebra and Probability 3
MTH204 Basic Statistics 3


Students who choose to transfer in an associate degree in allied health are required to meet all Ohio Department of Higher Education (ODHE) requirements for the number and type of general education credits, and complete the business and HCA required courses for a balance. Students may block transfer in their associate degree for the initial 60 credits of the

Electives: 24 Credits from Current Catalog. These courses can be taken in the combinations required for a certificate in Medical Assistant, Pharmacy Technician or Medical Reimbursement and Coding; or students may choose a mix of these courses to total 24 electives. If a student would like to achieve the certificate as a micro-credential, he or she will need to complete the required practicum, possibly for additional credits.

Students may also choose from additional general education courses to meet the credit requirements for the elective category.


ALH101 Medical Law and Ethics 3
ALH105 Medical Office Procedures I 3
ALH106 Medical Office Procedures II 3
ALH110 Medical Terminology 3
ALH111 Human Disease 3
ALH150 Clinical Procedures I 3
ALH151 Clinical Procedures II 3
ALH152 Clinical Procedures III 3
BIO101 Human Biology 3
COM101 Interpersonal Communication 3
MRC101 Medical Insurance and Coding 3
MRC102 Medical Coding I 3
MRC103 Medical Coding II 3
MRC110 Medical Reimbursement and Billing Practicum 3
MA199 Medical Assistant Practicum 3
PHT131 Principles of Pharmacy Technology I 4
PHT132 Principles of Pharmacy Technology II 5
PHT133 Pharmacy Technology Practicum 3


Business Foundations: 24 Credits

BUS101 Introduction to Business 3
MGT105 Principles of Management 3
ACC210 Financial Accounting 3
ACC220 Managerial Accounting 3
BUS205 Business Law 3
MKT105 Principles of Marketing 3
MGT200 Human Resource Management 3


Health Care Administration Core: 36 Credits

HCA290 Introduction to Health Services Management 3
HCA310 Principles of Public Health 3
HCA320 Health Care Marketing 3
HCA330 Health Policy 3
HCA340 Essentials of Managed Care 3
HCA350 Health Care Human Resources Administration 3
HCA360 Population Health 3
HCA410 Health Care Regulations and Compliance 3
HCA420 Insurance and Reimbursement 3
HCA430 Strategic Planning and Leadership 3
HCA440 Quality Improvement and Safety 3
HCA450 HCA Capstone 3
HCA455 HCA Internship 3


The Good Samaritan College campus is located in Good Samaritan Hospital, part of the TriHealth medical system.


Our students practice their medical skills in our nationally-recognized Simulation and Skills Lab.


Study under faculty with doctorate degrees in their field.