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College of Health Sciences

Bachelor of Applied Science

Health Services Administration

HSA-BAS

Effective Beginning Catalog Term: Fall 2016 (520)

The requirements shown below are valid beginning Fall 2016 (520), and may not reflect degree requirements for current students. Current students should visit My SPC and view My Learning Plan to see specific degree requirements for their effective term.



Program Leadership Information

Dr. Teri Trede, Associate Professor, 727-302-6620
Dr. Rebecca Ludwig, Dean, (727) 341-4150

Program Summary

If you are currently working in or have previous training in a health or human services field and want to move up in your career, our Health Services Administration bachelor's degree may be your ticket. Designed to prepare you for career advancement or entry-level supervisory or managerial positions, this degree offers specialized concentrations depending on your background.

Features: Classes are offered online in 8-week sessions. The final semester Capstone Course is a 16-week Experience that integrates your career interests and professional goals. Students are responsible for securing a mentor for the capstone course, and for developing their capstone project proposal in collaboration with the mentor during the pre-capstone course. Students enroll in the pre-capstone course immediately preceding the capstone course.

Students will gain: A broad-based knowledge of health care delivery systems, a better understanding of health care policies, ethics and current issues, as well as effective communication, leadership and critical thinking skills.

The Academic Pathway is a tool for students that lists the following items:
o the recommended order in which to take the program courses
o suggested course when more than one option exists
o which semester each course is typically offered
o if the course has a prerequisite
o courses that may lead to a certificate (if offered in the program)

If you are starting the program this term, click here to access the recommended Academic Pathway.

If you have already started the program, click here for the archived Academic Pathways.

Please verify the Academic Pathway lists your correct starting semester.

Job Related Opportunities

  • As a health or human services manager, you plan, direct and coordinate a variety of services. Careers include: Hospital department leadership, coordinator or supervisor in a health care facility, program management, case manager, laboratory supervisor, sales representative, educator, and consultant.

Admission Rules

In order to be admitted to the HSA-BAS program a student is required to have an A.S. Degree of sixty (60) credit hours* in a health related discipline including at least fifteen (15) credit hours of transferable general education coursework OR an A.A. Degree of sixty (60) credit hours* and a completed certificate or diploma in a health care discipline.

*All credit hours must have been earned from a regionally accredited institution.

In addition to HSA-BAS program admission requirements, the Respiratory Care Subplan requires that students possess an active unrestricted/unencumbered license as a Registered Respiratory Therapist from any state or province. If a student currently resides in a state that does not offer respiratory licensure, an active unrestricted or unencumbered Registered Respiratory Therapist (RRT) credential issued by the National Board of Respiratory Care (NBRC) will suffice.

For A.S. degree holders, an additional 15-21 general education credits are required to complete the thirty-six (36) credit hour general education requirement of St. Petersburg College. Visit General Education Requirements for details. Please note that total program hours may vary. .

Students who have questions concerning catalog year requirements should consult the appropriate SPC College catalog or contact an Academic Advisor. Students who have questions concerning state mandated prerequisites should consult www.flvc.org and review the appropriate common prerequisite manual or contact an Academic Advisor.

Graduation Rules

G.P.A.:
A cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher is required and a minimum of 120 college level credit hours. All upper-division HSA courses must be completed with a "C" or better.

FOREIGN LANGUAGE:
This bachelor's degree program requires a minimum of two consecutive years of a foreign language in high school OR two semesters of a foreign language at the college level. Contact an academic advisor or visit the student services office on your campus for more information.

ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENT
A.A. Degree/A.S. Degree (with at least 15 General Education Credits)

60
A.A. Degree/A.S. Degree (with at least 15 General Education Credits)
15
Healthcare Certificate or Advanced Technical Diploma (ATD) or Additional required credits
*

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENT
General Education Courses (36 credits needed for Graduation)

ENHANCED WORLD VIEW REQUIREMENT*
9
A. COMMUNICATIONS
6
B. HUMANITIES/FINE ARTS
6
C. MATHEMATICS
6-7
D. NATURAL & PHYSICAL SCIENCES
6
E. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
3
F. ETHICS
G. COMPUTER/INFORMATION LITERACY COMPETENCY (see catalog for details)

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Major Requirements (Complete 18 credits)

Leadership & Management in Health & Human Services Organizations
3
Health Care Delivery in the United States
3
Research Methods in Health Science
3
Community Health and Epidemiology
3
Health & Human Services Finance
3
Strategic Health Management and Planning
3

MAJOR CORE COURSES
Required Major Capstone Course (Complete 6 Credits)

Health & Human Services Administration Pre-Capstone
2
Health & Human Services Administration Capstone
4

MAJOR ELECTIVE COURSES
Upper Division Electives (Select 6 credits)

6
Any upper division courses

SUBPLANS
Select ONE subplan from below (Complete 15 credits)

Select ONE of the following Subplans

SUBPLAN COURSES
Subplan: Management (HSA) (Select 15 credits)

Health Care Risk Management
3
Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care
3
Applied Organizational Behavior
3
Public Personnel Management
3
Managing Cultural Diversity
3
Process Improvement Methodologies
3
Grant Administration & Resource Development
3

SUBPLAN COURSES
Public Relations and Marketing (PRMKT) (Select 15 credits)

Concepts of Health Promotion & Disease Prevention
3
Contemporary Issues in Health Care & Human Services
3
Principles of Entrepreneurship
3
Managing Cultural Diversity
3
Managing Global Human Resources
3
Marketing Management
3
Sales, Negotiating and Customer Relationship Management
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Compliance and Security (HIS) (Complete 6 credits)

Health Information Systems
3
Applied Health Information/Informatics
3

SUBPLAN ELECTIVE COURSES
Subplan: Compliance and Security (HIS) (Select 9 credits)

Contemporary Issues in Health Care & Human Services
3
Health Care Risk Management
3
Legal & Ethical Aspects of Health Care
3
Security Essentials
3
Process Improvement Methodologies
3

SUBPLAN COURSES
Subplan: Human Services (HUS) (Select 15 credits)

Educational Concepts in Allied Health Education
3
Case Management and Problem-Solving for Human Services
3
Issues In Mental Health
3
Vulnerable Populations:Health and Health Care Issues
3
Substance Abuse and the Family
3
Social Problems and Policy
3
Grant Administration & Resource Development
3

SUBPLAN CORE COURSES
Subplan: Respiratory Care (RESC) (Select 15 credits)

Evidence Based Medicine in Respiratory Care
3
Advanced Cardiopulmonary Medicine
4
Advanced Cardiopulmonary Pathophysiology
4
Advanced Neonatal and Pediatric Respiratory Care
4

* Determination of required credits may vary. Please contact a Health Education Center (HEC) advisor for a transcript evaluation.

120
Total Credits