Healthcare Administration

Serve The Public And Help Others With A Degree In Healthcare Administration

It takes a robust and focused person to keep hospitals and healthcare facilities running smoothly so that doctors and nurses have what they need to make sure patients receive the care they deserve.  As a Health Care Administrator, you could literally help hundreds of people every day.

Hodges University has the Healthcare Administration programs that will enable you to get ahead in your career. Whether you are looking for a foundational education in healthcare, or want to be an Administrator for a high-end nursing or hospital facility – Hodges will fit your schedule and accommodate your needs. We’ve designed our degree program to create pathways in Healthcare Administration that you can’t find at other colleges and universities in Southwest Florida.

Get Started in Healthcare Administration

Where you start depends on where you are in your healthcare administration career. Our admissions advisors will help you determine the best course for your Healthcare Administration Degree Program based on your prior experience, prior education, and your educational goals.

Hodges University’s Health Care Service Pathway has been designed to meet you where you are and provide the foundation for you to succeed in your career goals. We’ve devised our Healthcare Administration Services program around working adults, and we offer the courses you need to propel you forward on campus, online, and through our blended approach.

We offer small class size where an average of 14:1 allows you to receive the individual attention you need to fully comprehend the subject matter and achieve the degree necessary to help you on your pathway to achievement. The health care program is designed to provide quality education in health services administration through an innovative curriculum. The program strives to offer an outstanding experience for adult learners to engage in active learning to enhance their knowledge of the business of health care in today’s society.

The Healthcare Administration Degree program will prepare you to take on jobs such as Clinical Manager, Assistant Administrator, and Nursing Home Administrator. Plus with the management skills you’ll receive, you’ll be able to take care of the details so that your staff can focus on what is truly important – patient health.

You will experience the success you demand with a Health Services Administration degree from Hodges U.

Am I a Good Fit for Healthcare Administration?

Health Services Administration might be the path for you if you are:

  • Motivated
  • Analytical
  • Detail Oriented
  • Technically Savvy
  • A Good Communicator

And would enjoy:

  • Improving Efficiency and Quality in Healthcare
  • Staying Up To Date on New Laws and Regulations
  • Managing Finances Such as Fees and Billing
  • Keeping and Organizing Records
  • Communicating With Medical Staff and Administration
  • Supervising Others
  • Representing Your Facility / Department at Events and Meetings

Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) Code: 51.0701

Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration

At Hodges U, our innovative curriculum path will provide you with an outstanding, active learning experience as you study the business of healthcare in today’s society – and can be completed entirely online if you choose! In the B.S. in Healthcare Services Administration program, you will develop the skills to plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services and as a graduate of this program, you will be prepared to fulfill management and leadership roles and responsibilities in for-profit, nonprofit, and public healthcare administration settings as well as agencies that provide non-clinical services to the public.

Prerequisites for the Bachelor of Science Degree in Healthcare Administration

For students to begin the Health Services Administration component of the program, they must have completed an associate degree or 60 semester college credit hours from an accredited institution with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher. Additionally, each student is expected to present a course in English Composition II or its equivalent, six to eight, academic credit hours of math/statistics, and knowledge of computer applications.

If you already have an Associate Degree in Healthcare Administration or are currently working in the medical field, Hodges University’s Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration is the healthcare pathway for you. The BS in Health Services Administration program will give you a firm foundation in the practical and theoretical aspects of managing and administering at a high level, in a fast-moving environment.

You’ll be ready to take on management and leadership roles and responsibilities in a variety of healthcare fields. Some of the industries you might work in are for-profit, nonprofit and public healthcare setting as well as agencies that provide non-clinical services to the public.

Careers You’ll Be Able to Pursue

Positions for Medical and Health Services Managers are projected to grow 20% from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

With a Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration, the median wage is $98,000 and you might work in positions such as:

  • Hospital Administrator; state, local, or private – $49,981 – $174,130
  • Government Program Manager – $52,230 – $142,317
  • Surgical Center Administrator – $62,465 – $143,715
  • Medical Office Administrator – $28,731 – $84,248
  • Nursing and Residential Care Facility Director – $60,517 – $123,742

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Associate in Science in Healthcare Office Administration

The First Step

Are you interested in healthcare management? Do you possess and enjoy all of the skills and duties listed above? If so, this program is the first step on your path to healthcare administration!

At Hodges U, we have designed this program for the student who wants to work their way up in the healthcare field. Courses taken in this program can be applied to the Bachelor in Science Health Services Administration program and will help prepare you for many medical office positions such as:

  • Medical Insurance Coordinator – $27,420 – $57,058
  • Insurance Sales Representative – $22,875 – $52,695
  • Dental Office Manager – $35,055 – $66,332
  • Medical Office Manager – $34,505 – $66,057
  • Program Manager, Non-Profit – $35,831 – $73,993


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The Hodges University Difference

Why Choose Hodges?

At Hodges University, our Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration Program is taught by professors who have worked in health services administration and bring that real-world experience to the classroom.  This degree is offered in the traditional on-campus format – or it can be completed entirely online. Be confident in knowing that you will never be compromising quality for convenience. Imagine completing your degree without commuting to classes!

The School of Health Sciences

Welcome to Hodges University School of Health Sciences. Whether you are a new or continuing student, or someone looking for a place to further your educational experience, Hodges University offers some of the most exceptional programs designed to fit your individual needs. We want to congratulate you on pursuing your educational journey. It is our honor to assist you in reaching your personal and professional goals for the future.

The Healthcare field is one of the fastest growing industries in the country, and the demand for qualified healthcare professionals has never been higher. The School of Health Sciences at Hodges University provides many high-quality undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificate programs. Our programs are designed to prepare you for the exciting and professional world of healthcare.  

Hodges University offers the first-time student, as well as the seasoned professional; an environment aimed to foster success, such as:

  • We treat you as an individual. Class sizes are small so that each student can receive individual attention from faculty.
  • Students requiring additional support with writing or study skills have a variety of services readily available at no additional cost.
  • All faculty are experienced practitioners who hold appropriate academic credentials in their fields and have or are currently working in their areas of expertise.
  • All faculty hold regular office hours and are available to meet with you in person or by telephone when you need it most.
  • A variety of flexible delivery formats including day, evening, and online classes, as well as accelerated programs to speed graduation.

Hodges’ School of Health Sciences is offering Heartsaver® CPR AED and Heartcode® BLS certification programs in a blended format. Individuals may take the Heartsaver® CPR AED or Heartcode® BLS lessons online at their own pace before scheduling an instructor-led skills practice and testing session at Hodges. Upon successful completion of the skills practice and testing sessions, students will receive a Heartsaver® CPR AED or Heartcode® BLS card that is valid for two years.

Students in the Heartsaver® CPR AED course will learn how to recognize when someone is in need of CPR and how CPR can increase survival rates, how to administer CPR on adults and children, and experience using an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Heartcode® BLS certification is designed for healthcare professionals. Depending on the need, an in-facility or pre-hospital track may be selected.

To learn more about the program, view testing dates, schedule an American Heart Association online course or practice and test session at Hodges, visit For more information, contact Maria Vacca at or (239) 598-6285.

Join us at Hodges and advance your career in the health care field. Choosing to enroll in programs of study within the School of Health Sciences will help you to develop compassion for your fellow man/woman and the necessary skills and knowledge to transfer your compassion into tangible results.



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Annalise Smith - Master of Health Services Administration

Why I Chose Hodges
Hodges had a good mix of operations, marketing, human resources, strategic planning, and finance courses that allowed me to gain a well-balanced education. The program allowed me to reflect on my experiences to date and immediately apply everything I was learning to my current work situation.

How I Succeeded at Hodges
While balancing a full-time job, school and family, I sought support from my husband and two children. We all kept perspective that this journey would only be two to three years, and we could sacrifice what was needed to get it done. I found the fully online program offered the flexibility that allowed me to manage my time effectively.

“After graduation, I worked two full-time jobs to be able to support myself and stay in Florida. I eventually worked my way through several jobs in long-term care and earned a promotional opportunity that moved me to the Tampa area,” she explained.

Meeting her husband Brent in 1996, the two married in 1998 and moved to Naples, Florida, in 2001. Working as a community relations coordinator with American Retirement Corporation for three years, she started to look for greater opportunities. In 2003, she accepted a position as vice president of business development for Sunshine Pharmacy, Inc.

Establishing herself within the healthcare field, Smith’s experience in business, marketing, and sales led her to accept director and regional director positions at various companies throughout Florida; however, opportunities for greater advancement were not available.
“I have worked very hard throughout my career with constant drive to advance to higher positions.  After earning VP positions with multiple companies, I realized higher-level executive opportunities would continue to elude me unless I had a master’s degree. I had hit a glass ceiling,” she said

While balancing a full-time job, school and family, Smith sought encouragement and support from her husband and two children, Tyler and Lydia. “We all kept perspective that this journey would only be two to three years, and we could sacrifice what was needed to get it done,” she said, and in August 2016, she completed her program and earned her master’s degree.

With one more degree to add to her resume, Smith is prepared to take on new and exciting opportunities. Accepting the position of vice president of business development at Avow in 2012, she led the organization’s marketing and outreach professionals. Now, as the senior vice president of engagement, she continues to work with marketing and outreach, supporting and developing resources for Avow’s various services.

Since graduating from Hodges, Smith has reconnected with former professors and assisted a Hodges student with a project that enabled him to work with Avow and earn credits toward his master’s degree. This opportunity, she admits, “was a great way to advance my own professional development as well as to mentor another student and give back to the university in some small way.”

“Hodges has prepared me to look beyond the scope of practice I have become very comfortable with throughout my career… My confidence has been boosted, as I know my resume now bears a level of education that will allow future employers to consider me for positions at any level of the hierarchy. Hodges helped me break the glass ceiling that was holding me back.”

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