Health Care Administration

Steven VanOrden, Academic Adviser.

Healthcare Administration is a broad-based discipline. The BSHA program prepares individuals to support healthcare professionals such as clinicians, researchers, and executives in assisted living and skilled nursing facilities; private, public, and proprietary clinics; and medical centers.

The online Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration (BSHA) program educates students to competently function as Healthcare Administrators in the various healthcare environments. Healthcare administrators are the backbone of the medical professions. They ensure that health professionals have the tools, supplies, and working environment necessary to properly care for their patients, community members, and other populations.

The BSHA program was created to meet the needs of the adult learner or working professional that has already taken previous coursework to complete a Bachelor’s degree or has earned an Associate’s degree at an accredited college or university. The BSHA program was designed as an online program to meet the needs of our students with a full-time employment and hectic schedules. Students have the opportunity to visit Loma Linda University (LLU) campus twice during the program, for orientation and upon graduation. The BSHA program commences annually summer quarter. Applications must be submitted by April 1st of the year of desired acceptance.

Degree Requirements

Required Courses:

BIOL 121Anatomy and Physiology


CIS 140Computer Business Applications



High School Computer Course

ENGL 121College Writing I


ENGL 122College Writing II


ENGL 223Research Writing


HLTH 110Wellness for Living



HLTH 220Human Nutrition


NRSG 234Medical Terminology


SPCH 101Fundamentals of Speech Communication


PEAC Physical Education Activity Courses



 Select from at least 3 subject areas: ART 251; MUHL 124; ENGL 204, 210, 211, 212; PHIL 205; HIST 121, 122, 221; any Foreign Language/American Sign Language

Natural Sciences

 (2 areas/ 12 credits min) Select additional from: CHEM 101, 102; MATH 121; PHYS 211; ASTR


Two years of HS Algebra/C grade or better or Intermediate Algebra or MDEV 003 required


 4 credits/year (max 8 credits)

Social Sciences

 (2 areas/ 12 credits min) Select additional credits from: PSYC 130, 215; SOCI 204, 225; ANTH 225; PLSC 224; ECON 204, 210, 211


 To meet minimum at completion of the program, students must have a total of 192 credits, inclusive of core BSHA.