Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

Online Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration


Healthcare administration is where your business sense meets your drive to improve the lives of others. Discover how a BS in Health Care Administration can help you prepare to build a career in the dynamic business side of healthcare.

Build professional skills that fit your career goals with a BS in Health Care Administration

Our BS in Health Care Administration program helps build a fundamental understanding of the many aspects of healthcare systems and managing health organizations. Capella offers two specialties, designed to develop expertise that fits your professional goals.

BS in Health Care Administration program overview

This program provides a focused, practical exploration of the U.S. healthcare system. It is designed to help you develop knowledge and skills essential to optimizing the effectiveness of healthcare organizations.

Choosing a BS in Health Care Administration specialization

Every professional journey is different. Your chosen specialization can help you leverage your unique passions and interests to build expertise in healthcare administration for your career.*

*Capella cannot guarantee any specific job, promotion, salary increase or other career outcomes. You will need to conduct your own research to understand what opportunities may be available to you. Note that some career paths may prefer or even require previous experience, licensure, certifications or other designations along with a degree.

Which is better for a BS in Health Care Administration, FlexPath or GuidedPath?

Your lifestyle and learning preferences will factor into choosing a learning format for your bachelor’s degree in health care administration. FlexPath gives you the freedom to set your own deadlines and complete coursework at your own pace. GuidedPath offers a more structured approach with a fixed weekly schedule.


  • Complete your assessments at your own pace
  • Engage one-on-one with faculty to receive feedback
  • Get support from coaches when you need it
  • Pay one tuition fee per 12-week billing session; books, supplies and other fees apply

Learn more about FlexPath


  • Complete weekly assignments with preset deadlines
  • Participate in weekly discussion posts with your classmates and faculty
  • Connect with academic coaches to keep you on track
  • Pay for what you take, price varies by courseload or quarter

Learn more about GuidedPath

Why choose the BS in Health Care Administration at Capella University?

Expert Advisory Board

Capella School of Business, Technology, and Health Care Administration Advisory Board ensures that your curriculum has been developed with the insight and support of industry leaders.

Accelerated Master’s Pathway

With AMP you can potentially save time and money when you take master’s-level courses that can be applied to both bachelor’s and subsequent master’s requirements.

Reduce your tuition by $15,000

Enroll in a qualified program and apply for a $15K Capella Progress Reward, a scholarship to help fund select bachelor’s degrees. Eligibility rules and exclusions apply. Connect with us for details.

“Earning my degree really helped me to be a better leader in my new role. I was able to relate to the assignments in very real and practical ways, and I was able to immediately implement much of what I was learning.” 

Diana Morris BS in Health Care Administration, FlexPath graduate
Actual Capella graduate who agreed to appear in promotional materials