University of Phoenix

AA in Health Care Administration

Students enrolled in the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration program have the opportunity to learn about health organizations and policy. Read more about the University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration program here.

Official Program Name:

Associate of Arts with a concentration* in Health Care Administration

School Offering Program:

University of Phoenix

Degree Level:

Associate's

Program Prerequisites:

A high school diploma, GED or equivalent is required for admission into the Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration program.

Program Description:

The University of Phoenix Associate of Arts with a concentration in Health Care Administration program is designed to teach students about the liberal arts and sciences as well as the health-care system. General education courses cover areas such as the humanities, mathematics, and science. Concentration courses are designed to teach students about issues specific to health-care organizations, which include health-care law, medical ethics, and health-care financial management. The program is offered on two tracks: Track A is for students who have earned 24 or more transfer credits; Track B is for students who have earned fewer than 24 credits.

Accreditation:

University of Phoenix is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) and is a member of the North Central Association (NCA).

Learning Format:

Online

Program Length / Total Credits Required:

The Health Care Administration concentration consists of 18 credits. Students also complete up to 42 hours of general education credits; this number may vary depending on total number of transfer credits earned.

Financial Aid Available:

Financial aid is available for those who qualify. Aid opportunities include federal and state financial aid, grants and loans, employer tuition reimbursement, internal and external scholarship sources, and access to other resources.

*Maryland residents completing this program will earn an Associate of Arts with an emphasis in Health Care Administration.

Required Courses for an Associate of Arts with a Concentration in Health Care Administration:

Degree program and course requirements are subject to change. Contact University of Phoenix to confirm the most accurate information before enrolling in a program.

Health care administration foundation courses

  • HCA 210: Introduction to Health Care: Riding the Fourth Wave (3 credits
  • HCA 220: The Language of Health Care (3 credits)
  • HCA 230: Communication Skills for the Health Care Professional (3 credits)
  • HCA 240: Health and Diseases: Understanding the Pathos of Pathology (3 credits)
  • HCA 250: The Psychology of Health (3 credits)
  • HCA 270: Financial Matters for Health Care Professionals (3 credits)

General education courses

  • Communication Arts (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • COM 150: Effective Essay Writing (3 credits)
      • COM 220: Research Writing (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • COM 155: University Composition and Communication I (3 credits)
      • COM 156: University Composition and Communication II (3 credits)
  • Humanities (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • CRT 205: Critical Thinking (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • HUM 111: Critical and Creative Thinking (3 credits)
      • HUM 176: Media and American Culture (3 credits)
  • Mathematics (6 credits)
  • Science and Technology (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take 3 credits in the physical or biological sciences
    • Track B students must take:
      • SCI 162: Principles of Health and Wellness (3 credits)
  • Social Sciences (6 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • PSY 201: Foundations of Psychology (3 credits)
      • ETH 125: Cultural Diversity (3 credits)
  • Additional Liberal Arts (3 credits)
    • Track A students must take:
      • GEN 105: Skills for Learning in an Information Age (3 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • US 101: Introduction to University Studies (3 credits)
  • Interdisciplinary Studies (9 credits)
    • Track B students must take:
      • FP 101: Foundations of Personal Finance (3 credits)

Post-Graduation Opportunities

Furthering Your Education:

Graduates of the University of Phoenix AA with a concentration in Health Care Administration program could pursue degrees at the bachelor level. Earning a bachelor's degree could qualify students for mid-management positions at hospitals, insurance companies, and other health care organizations.

Bachelor's degrees that graduates could pursue include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

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