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*Generally, the fastest 10% of students finish in a year. Your program length and cost will vary by your degree program, transfer credits, the per-session cost, and how quickly you complete courses. Books, supplies, and other fees may apply.
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Practice communication, collaboration, problem-solving, and decision-making skills in Vila Health™, our simulated health care environment.
Source: Alumni Outcomes Survey, 2018
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*This is only an estimate, using general program pricing. Your price may be higher or lower depending on your specialization, transfer credits, tuition discounts, and (in FlexPath) the speed at which you move through the program. Fees, including application fees and resource kits, are not included in this estimate. The GuidedPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in the average number of transfer credits or the maximum allowed transfer credits. The FlexPath prices show the tuition you would pay if you brought in an average number of transfer credits and you moved at the speed of a typical FlexPath student or as quickly as the fastest FlexPath students (90th percentile). New or recently revised programs base their estimate on comparable programs. Military Tuition Assistance (TA) is not available for FlexPath.
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If your employer or organization is a partner with Capella, you may be eligible for a tuition discount.
The curriculum for our online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration provides a foundational knowledge of change leadership, planning and marketing, patient safety and quality improvement, health care economics, and wellness promotion, among many other topics.
Present and Future State Developments within the United States Health Care System
In this course, learners review developments in health policy and management to better understand the present and future state of the U.S. health care system. Learners also analyze trends and effects on health care services to determine their impact on the health care industry and to predict potential future reforms. Learners also gain knowledge of health policy; health reform; access, cost, and regulatory issues; and stakeholder influence.
|3 quarter credits|
Leadership and Communication in Health Care Organizations
Learners in this course gain awareness of their personal leadership style and develop communication approaches appropriate for a diverse set of stakeholders. Learners also build their knowledge and skills in cultural competence, effective teamwork, coaching, cross-functionality, and collaboration through the use of authentic, real-world scenarios.
|6 quarter credits|
Strategic Leadership and Workforce Planning in Health Care
In this course, learners develop innovative solutions to strategic, tactical, and operational issues in managing health care systems through the combined use of information technology, organizational knowledge, talent management, and critical thinking. Learners enhance leadership qualities that facilitate diverse high-performance teams and create comprehensive and useable datadriven action plans. Learners also gain an understanding of organizational development, productivity management, and health care planning and marketing.
|6 quarter credits|
Managing Population Health
In this course, learners investigate epidemiology and its patterns, causes, and effects relative to health and disease conditions across identified populations. Learners identify evidencebased approaches to promote wellness, disease management, and evolving financial reimbursement strategies. In addition, learners gain an understanding of critical factors associated with accountable care organizations and formulate applied research strategies focused on patient engagement.
|6 quarter credits|
Health Care Systems and Operations
In this course, learners analyze managerial concepts and their application to the support infrastructure of health care organizations. Learners also investigate issues, trends, and best practices in supply chain management; process improvement; facility layout; quality improvement; resource planning; and facilities management.
|6 quarter credits|
The right education can change everything. Discover your path to gaining real-world skills in dynamic health care environments.
Interested in a career in health administration? Here are three options at different levels of experience.
Learn how changes in health care regulations affect the industry, and how to stay ahead of the curve.
Your education can help you reach your goals, professionally and personally. Here are some of the jobs and employment settings to consider with a BS in Health Care Administration Leadership.
*These are examples intended to serve as a general guide. Some positions may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications, and/or other designations along with a degree. Because many factors determine what position an individual may attain, Capella cannot guarantee that a graduate will secure any specific job title, a promotion, salary increase, or other career outcome. We encourage you to research requirements for your job target and career goals.
While the health care field offers a variety of career paths and focus areas, here are some of the more common paths:
Oversee patient billing including collections, payment plans, and charity care, as well as submitting claims to insurance companies and invoicing patients.
Prepare for roles in hospitals, hospital networks, or clinics that work to ensure patients receive the best possible care.
Work with clinical staff to ensure high-quality patient care and to meet compliance and regulatory requirements are met.
Prepare for roles that are responsible for the day-to-day operations of a hospital, clinic, or public health facility.
Register patients, explain paperwork, obtain health history and insurance information all while maintaining patient confidentiality.
Prepare for roles in clinics, hospitals, or in other health care facilities.
Multiple factors, including prior experience, geography, and degree field, affect career outcomes, and Capella does not guarantee a job, promotion, salary increase, or other career growth.
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