Bachelor of Professional Studies - BPS
The healthcare field needs good managers to keep business and operations running smoothly. Healthcare administrators plan, direct, coordinate and supervise the delivery of healthcare in large facilities and group medical practices. Because the structure and financing of healthcare is changing rapidly, there is a need for administrators who are prepared to deal with the integration of healthcare delivery systems, technological innovations, a complex regulatory environment, and improved efficiencies and quality of care delivered.
Healthcare Administration focuses on classes in healthcare research, healthcare leadership management, trends and issues in healthcare, community health issues and services and international health. This degree concentration prepares students interested in entering the healthcare field in an administrative or managerial capacity.
The degree program and the courses that comprise it are offered through a cooperative development and delivery model among public institutions in Tennessee. The model provides a platform for these institutions to share valuable intellectual resources which enrich program offerings.
As an online student, you gain access to highly-qualified faculty from both the campus where you are studying to earn your degree as well as other institutions across the state. You gain exposure to a wide range of opinions, philosophies, perspectives and experiences that you might not otherwise obtain. The students in your classes are from other institutions which further contributes to a unique online learning experience.
NOTE: This major does not qualify you as an applicant for licensure consideration by the state of Tennessee. Many students who pursue this degree will be prepared for entry level healthcare administration positions. For information about the state of Tennessee's licensure requirements visit this link.
This program is designed especially for adults who already have some college experience. It is also appropriate for students who have earned or are working on associate’s degrees and have work experience.
The Healthcare Administration concentration offers training that allows graduates to work in settings such as hospital and health systems management, medical groups, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, care management organizations, health IT firms, government/policy organizations, health insurers, consulting firms, and corporate benefits programs.