Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science, Health Administration (Online)

Become a healthcare leader

At IU Southeast, you can take your associate degree—or a minimum or 30 credit hours of coursework, including pre-nursing courses—and apply it toward a university degree.

Our 100% online Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science is designed for students who are seeking a broad understanding of the science of human health for a career in the healthcare field. It prepares students for entry- and mid-level positions in both for-profit and not-for-profit health-related organizations.

The Health Administration track focuses on healthcare organization, planning, budgeting, finance, supervision, and resource management. Students will be prepared for both administrative and management roles in a variety of health-related organizations.

Related degrees

IU Southeast also offers a Community Health Education track for the B.S. in Applied Health Science.


This degree provides additional skills and training needed to advance within your chosen profession, or to find a new career in the healthcare field. It’s designed to enhance potential for career advancement within the healthcare sector in entry- and mid-level positions in health-related organizations.

Job opportunities for healthcare administrators range from hospitals to clinics, private or group medical practices, nursing homes, insurance companies, and other health industries.

Degree information

120 credit hours
Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0

The Health Administration track focuses building the skills needed to direct activities in healthcare organization, planning, budgeting, and finance. An administrator's responsibilities often involve elements of budgeting, planning, overseeing systems, maintaining community outreach, and recruiting and managing personnel. Healthcare administrators also direct changes that conform to healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

For information specific to you and your situation, meet with your academic advisor and find your ideal pathway to complete your degree on time.

The online program covers the basic technical and applied aspects of health science. Courses include healthcare delivery and leadership, health communication, policy, and ethics. Students learn about the economics of health care and receive foundational knowledge in legal matters.

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Health Administration track requirements:

  • AHSC-A 420 Health Care Budgeting and Finance (6 credits)
  • AHSC-A 430 Health Care Organization Supervision and Resource Management (6 credits)
  • AHSC-A 440 Health Care Administration and Strategic Planning (6 credits)

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