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Help direct the future of health care with a B.S. in Health Care Administration.

What does it take to keep a hospital or health care facility humming?
With a B.S. in Health Care Administration (HCA) degree, you’ll be qualified to hire, train and evaluate staff, coordinate accreditation and manage financial operations to keep the business side of any health care facility running smoothly on every level.
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B.S. in Health Care Administration

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Why should I pursue a B.S. in Health Care Administration?

Health care is in dire need of individuals who can coordinate care, manage finances, maintain compliance, and supervise staff. The job outlook is projected to be much faster than average, with 17% growth expected through 2024. According the Bureau of Labor Statistics, more than 56,000 medical and health service manager positions are expected to be created by 2024.

At Regis, our online B.S. in Health Care Administration was recently ranked #8 in the country by CollegeChoice (2016) and can help you meet that demand in as little as 24-30 months.

With our flexible online format and small class sizes, you can advance your education while keeping your full-time job.

Is a Bachelor’s in Health Care Administration for me?

Do you have a head for business and a desire to serve others? The B.S. in HCA from Regis will prepare you with the necessary analytical, leadership, communication and technical skills you’ll need in a management position. You’ll go on to improve patient care and the employee experience.

Who should enroll in our online health care administration program? Most students typically:

  • Have some working experience in business or health care
  • Have great organizational skills
  • Are detail-oriented
  • Seek opportunities to help others
  • Thrive in a fast-paced work environment

What will I learn in Regis’ HCA program?

As you work toward your HCA degree, you’ll learn about:

  • Health care policy
  • Health care delivery systems
  • Strategic and project management
  • Finance
  • Health care information systems

You’ll also complete a capstone project and a hands-on internship in areas such as hospital accounting, marketing or public relations. Our courses are 100 percent online and allow you to log in when it’s convenient for you to complete assignments. You’ll have flexibility in choosing core courses with the help of your academic advisor.

Is Regis’ HCA program accredited?

Regis University is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission (HLC), one of six regional higher education institutional accreditors in the United States and a member of the North Central Association.

What class formats are available?

Our B. S. in Health Care Administration degree is 100 percent online. Whether you have a full-time job or just a busy schedule, you can plan your studies around your workday.  No campus visits are required for online students, but we encourage you to celebrate your graduation in person!

When do HCA classes start at Regis University?

Courses are offered in blended eight-week terms that begin in:

  • January
  • May
  • August

Meet our health care administration faculty

Tristen Amador, Ph.D., MSW, Director, Health Services Education, Associate Professor

Mike Fisher, DBA, FACMPE

Paul Rosser, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Career Opportunities

What careers can I get with a B.S. degree in HCA?

Job titles in this field include:

  • Health Care Administrator
  • Practice Administrator
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Hospital Administrator
  • Clinical Manager

Health care administrators also work as medical practice managers or handle the business aspects of a doctor’s office.

Career support from Regis

Our Center for Career and Professional Development provides you with the resources, training and advice to help you establish and meet your career goals. That means we’ll help you choose an academic major, explore and find a new career path or create the tools for a successful job search that will promote your career. To learn more, visit our Center for Career and Professional Development page.

What salary can I expect with a degree in health care administration?

Because health care is a rapidly growing field with a healthy outlook, salaried positions are very promising according to PayScale.com*. Salary varies by location, experience, employer and amount of supervisory responsibility.

  • Health Care Administrator: $64,821
  • Medical Practice Manager: $55,965
  • Healthcare Manager: $60,642

*- Salary information based on median data from spring 2016.

If you’re interested in continuing your education, our M.S. in Health Services Administration can help boost your earning potential.

Program Requirements

Listed below are the required courses for completion of the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration (HCA) program at Regis University. The total degree requires 128 semester hours. A minimum of 39 semester hours of coursework must be completed before beginning the major requirements.

Health Care Administration Core Requirements
English Composition 3 semester hours
Literature/Humanities/Oral and Written Communication 6 semester hour
Philosophy 
3 semester hours
Ethics in Health Care Services HCE 435 * 3 semester hours
Religious Studies or Comparative Religion 6 semester hours
Social Science/Economics/Business (6) +
EC 330 - Principles of Microeconomics (3) and BA 452 – Management of Human Resources (3)
12 semester hours
Natural Science/Mathematics/Computer Science 
9 semester hours
Introduction to Statistics for Health Professionals (MT 274)* 3 semester hours
AC 325 OR Principles of Accounting I (AC 320A) and Principles of Accounting II (AC 320B)
3-6 semester hours
Upper Division Electives 6 semester hours

*This course must be taken at Regis University.

Core studies requirements listed above may be taken at any regionally accredited institution. Review our transfer guides for recommended transfer coursework from Colorado Community Colleges and/or let us evaluate your prior college transcripts to determine which requirements you have fulfilled per your prior college credit.  We have several established articulation agreements with schools that allow for maximum credit for prior coursework.  Contact us for more details at healthcare@regis.edu.

Health Care Administration Major Requirements
HCA 402 A/B _ The Evolving Health care System I and II (6 semester hours)
HCA 408 Health Care Policy Then and Now (3 semester hours)
HCA 423 Foundations of Health Law (3 semester hours)
HCA 425 Assessment of Quality Care and Patient Safety (3 semester hours)
HCA 432 A/B – Leading Effective Organizations I and II (6 semester hours)
HCA 450 Health Care Health Care Informatics and Information Systems (3 semester hours)
HCA 458 Project Management in the Health Care Sector (3 semester hours)
HCA 460 Health Statistics and Research Methods (3 semester hours)
HCA 466 Managing Health Services Reimbursement (3 semester hours)
HCA 480 Health Care Administration Capstone (3 semester hours)
HCA 485 Administrative Internship (3 semester hours)
HCA Electives / Specializations or Other Minor (9-12 semester hours)
Major (48-51 semester hours)
General Electives (12-18 semester hours)
Total 120 semester hours

Please note that recent course requirement updates may not be reflected in the list above. For further information contact the Office of Admissions at 303.458.4344.

How to Apply

Take the next step in your Regis experience and start your application today. Your first step is to create an account, a simple and quick form to get you started.

Get detailed application instructions, and transfer credit information.

You can email your admission counselor with questions at healthcare@regis.edu.

Fall 2016-Summer 2017

Tuition (per semester hour) $495
University Fees
Application Fee $50
Graduation Application Fee $50
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Additional costs may be incurred based on individual and program specific needs. Some costs are controlled by external vendors and are subject to change without notice. A complete list of all program specific requirements is provided to admitted students prior to the start date. The following list gives you an estimate of additional expenses but may not be inclusive of all needs. Expenses for books will be incurred, as well as potential costs for required technology not already owned. 

Other anticipated costs  Estimated Cost
Complio®/Compliance Tracking Annual Fee
$22
Background Check and Drug Screen $69
Vaccinations Varies
Proof of Health Insurance

Tuition and fees are subject to change.