Help direct the future of health care with a 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.

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 eight-week sessions that begin in: January (Spring Term), May (Summer Term) and August (Fall Term). New students may start at the beginning or middle of each Term.

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*. 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 120 semester hours. A minimum of 12 semester hours of coursework, including English Composition, 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
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
General Electives
12-18 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

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)
HIM 450 Health Care Health Care Informatics and Information Systems (3 semester hours)
HCA 458 Project Management in the Health Care Sector (3 semester hours)
HIM 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)

To download a printable fact sheet with program details, click here.

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.

You can email your admission counselor with questions at

Admissions Criteria


  • Minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5 or above on a 4.0 scale. (Note: Applicants with a GPA below 2.5 will be considered on an individual basis by the Division of Health Services Education).
  • Completion of 12 semester hours of college-level coursework prior to the HCA curriculum. One course must be English Composition.
  • Eligibility for the program is pending the successful completion of a criminal background check. For a complete list of Disqualifying Offenses, click here.
  • Eligibility for the program is pending the successful completion of the Essential Functions and Safety Forms. For a complete list of Essential Functions, click here.
  • If English is not your native/first language, you must meet the following language proficiency requirement:
    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) – Internet-based: Minimum score of 82 (24 Writing, 20 Speaking, 22 Reading, 16 Listening), Computer-based: Minimum score of 213. Regis University's TOEFL code is 4656.
    • Applicants that have successfully completed an undergraduate or graduate degree at an accredited US institution do not need to provide a TOEFL score.


Applications for the HCA program are evaluated on a rolling admission basis. An application is reviewed and an enrollment decision is made once all required application materials are submitted.


Transfer guides provide recommended course work from Colorado colleges to transfer to Regis University's Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration program.

Admissions Procedures

You are encouraged to submit all required application materials at once, with the exception of official transcripts. Course size is limited. Once a course has reached its enrollment capacity, applicants will be selected for an alternate list.

  • Submit a completed application.
  • Request official transcripts to be sent directly to Regis University from all post-secondary educational institutions attended. Transcripts must be official. Official transcripts can be mailed or sent electronically. Regis accepts electronic transcripts from the following services: Scrip-Safe, Docufide, Avow Systems.
    • Submit mailed transcripts to:
      Regis University
      Office of Admissions
      3333 Regis Boulevard
      Mail Code: P-28
      Denver, CO 80221-1099
    • Submit electronic transcripts to
  • Submit a current resume.
  • Submit a 200-word personal statement (typewritten, double-spaced) that addresses the essay topic in the application. Instructions are given when you reach the essay portion of the online application.
  • Credit may be awarded for the following certifications/credentials. If applicable, submit a notarized copy of the certificate and proof of current certification:
    • Certified Respiratory Therapy Technician (CRTT)
    • Certified Radiologic Technologist (RT)
    • Certified Colorado EMT-Paramedic
    • Registered Nurse (RN)
  • Direct all written materials and inquiries to:
    Regis University
    Office of Admissions
    3333 Regis Blvd.
    Mail Code P-28
    Denver, CO 80221-1099
    Phone: 303.458.4344 or 800.944.7667
    Fax: 303.964.5534

Materials in support of an application for admission become the property of Regis University and will not be provided or returned to an applicant.


When do classes begin?
Typically new students start courses at the beginning of a semester: Spring (January), Summer (June) or Fall (August). However, some students begin taking a class mid-semester if one is offered that fits their individual academic plan.

What is the application deadline?
The Health Care Administration program has a rolling admissions deadline, so it is never too late to apply! However, starting online classes requires additional preparation for both the administrator and student. It is recommended you submit your application one month prior to starting online classes.

I’ve never taken a class online. What’s it like?
While there are no specific times that students are required to login for their class, you will have tasks and assignments which are submitted each week. A detailed syllabus will be available at the beginning of each course. Courses are very interactive utilizing discussion threads to stimulate student interaction. Students are provided contact information for their professors at the beginning of each course, in case they require additional assistance.

Do I need a new computer? Does Regis support a Mac?
Regis University utilizes the WorldClass online classroom. While there are no additional technology fees for an online class, there are minimum system requirements needed to access the many features of your online class. Click here for these requirements. And, yes, we do support Mac users.

Will I qualify for financial aid?
Regis University offers a variety of financial assistance to students. Click here for additional information about types of aid and how to apply.

Visit our Cost of Tuition page to see the tuition and fee schedule for the Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration.