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Make a Difference in Health Care

As health care systems evolve, the demand for qualified candidates at all professional levels has intensified. Gain the foundational skills to succeed in this booming job market and make a big impact in health care with a flexible, online health science bachelor’s degree program.

At Capella you’ll find a well-rounded education that places a high value on acquiring insights you can apply immediately. You’ll see meaningful growth in your theoretical knowledge and practical skills—even before you graduate.

Target Your Studies for Career Success

Choose your path and hone in on the knowledge you need to launch your career in the right direction. Capella offers the following health science-focused bachelor’s degrees:

Bachelor’s in Health Care Management

Combine sound business acumen with quality health care to facilitate medical services that work harder and better for more people with a Bachelor’s in Health Care Management. You'll learn to create organizational value, plan strategically, employ high-performing business management techniques and use financial models and principles to make decisions.

Bachelor’s in Health Information Technology

Integrate technology and health to improve health care with a Bachelor’s In Health Information Technology. You'll learn to understand medical terminology and use medical technology to manage healthcare data.

FlexPath: A Degree Program That Fits Your Busy Life

FlexPath is an innovative option that offers a more efficient and flexible way to earn your Bachelor's in Health Care Management. Earn the same degree without weekly deadlines or set class times in a program that is:

  • Self-paced. Work at your own pace, moving quickly when you can or more slowly as needed
  • Assessment-focused. Each course includes a series of authentic projects created around specific skills required for workplace success
  • Designed for results. Degrees are awarded for measurable learning, not time spent in the courseroom
  • Accelerated. If you have prior learning and experience, you can demonstrate your mastery of key skills and knowledge—and complete your degree sooner

Finish Your Degree Faster—and for Less Money

Transfer credits into your program or access Capella’s prior learning assessment to earn credit for demonstrating relevant, college-level knowledge gained outside of a formal degree program. Additionally, you can save $5,000 with a Bachelor’s Business Career Advancer Scholarship or Bachelor’s IT Career Advancer Scholarship.

Low-Cost General Education Courses

Sophia offers general education courses you’d customarily take at Capella, only in a more flexible, self-paced format—at a fraction of the cost. For example, fulfilling just two of your general education requirements would typically take 3 months and cost about $3,000. You could complete these same requirements at Sophia in fewer than 60 days—for around $650.

Save Thousands with a Combined Degree Option

Capella's combined bachelor's-to-master's degree option allows you to save significant time and money as you complete a set of shared master's-level courses applied to the requirements for both degrees.

Accreditation Makes the Difference

Capella University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. The Higher Learning Commission is among the 6 regional accrediting bodies recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. Regional bodies accredit colleges and universities; national bodies accredit trade and vocational schools.


The Accreditation Council for Business Schools & Programs (ACBSP) has accredited Capella University business programs and select specializations. The full accreditation statement and the list of accredited programs and specializations is available here. Established in 1988, ACBSP is the only organization offering specialized business accreditation for all degree levels, from associate to baccalaureate to doctoral degree programs.

Capella's BS in IT program* is accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET, ABET accreditation is an important indicator of Capella's dedication to educational quality and the goal of preparing our graduates for entry or advancement in the IT profession.

*The FlexPath format for the BS in Information Technology program specializations is not accredited by the Computing Accreditation Commission of ABET,

Capella and The Wall Street Journal

Capella University has teamed with The Wall Street Journal (WSJ) to offer business students full digital access* to the most timely, relevant business news, enhancing your academic experience and giving you a competitive edge in your career.

*To be eligible for full digital access to, students must have successfully completed their first course and be currently enrolled.

Capella is an Academic Organizational Affiliate with Healthcare Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS). HIMSS is a global, caused-based, nonprofit organization focused on bettering health through IT.

Concentrate Your Degree

Use your elective courses to fulfill both your degree and concentration requirements at the same time. Concentrations available for the Bachelor’s in Health Care Management include:

  • Accounting
  • Business Intelligence
  • Finance
  • Health Care Management
  • Human Resource Management
  • Management Leadership
  • Marketing
  • Project Management