Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science - Health Administration Track

From studying health data to leading community health initiatives, a career in health administration with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science - sometimes referred to as a healthcare management degree or healthcare administration degree - means you are a leader who uses data to make decisions that better your community as a whole. Spearhead health projects in organizations and nonprofits with this fully online, eight-week format degree from the Anderson College of Nursing and Health Professions at the University of North Alabama.


Time to Complete:
Most complete major coursework in 2 years


Modality Offered:


Bachelor of Science (BS)

Why North Alabama?

Experience an unmatched education for your future in healthcare. North Alabama’s health administration faculty bring real-world experience to the classroom, which serves as the foundation for our programs. With a diverse student body and seasoned faculty, North Alabama offers flexible course schedules, competitive pricing, and a highly reputable education that fits your life. As a leader in healthcare education since 1973, the University of North Alabama prepares you to demonstrate knowledge, competencies, and skills to effectively deliver health care services that ensure quality care and ethical decision-making.

Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science Curriculum

Area I (Written Composition) 6
EN 111
English Composition I (3)
EN 112
English Composition II (3)
Area II (Humanities and Fine Arts) 12
COM 201 
or COM 221
Fundamentals of Speech (3)
or Human Communication (3)
EN 221 & 222
or EN 231 & 232
American Literature I & II (6)
or Literature of the World I & II (6)
Choose one elective from the following:
AR 170
Art Appreciation (3)
MU 222
Music Appreciation (3)
TH 210 
Theatre Appreciation (3)
Area III (Natural Sciences and Mathematics) 15
MA 110 
or MA 112
Finite Mathematics (3)
or College Algebra (3)
BI 101
Introductory Biology (4)
Remaining Elective Hours: 4 (must be a science with a lab)
Area IV (History, Social and Behavioral Sciences) 12
HI 101 & 102
or HI 201 & 202
Survey of World Civilization I & II (6)
or U.S. History I & II (6)
ED 299
Growth and Development (3)
PY 201
Introduction to Psychology (3)
Area V 24
BI 241
Human Anatomy and Physiology I (4)
MA 147
Elementary Statistics (3)
CNH 342
Nutrition (3)
CIS 125
Business Applications of Microcomputer Software (3)
SO 221
Introductory Sociology (3)
Remaining Elective Hours3


You will learn from dedicated full-time faculty—most holding terminal degrees from leading universities.

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What can I do with a Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science degree?

With an applied health degree in healthcare management you'll be able to:

  • Become a health educator, patient care advocate, community health worker, or medical and health service manager.
  • Demonstrate knowledge, competencies, and skills in health care management, health policy, and more.
  • Take the next step to pursue graduate and pre-professional programs in health administration.

Admission Requirements

Applicants to the Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science program must be officially admitted to the University of North Alabama and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Students may be accepted and enroll in the spring and fall semesters. 

Students must declare the Applied Health Science degree as their major.


Tuition and Aid

Online: $340 per credit hour plus additional fees.

Our New Start Scholarship is available to new students enrolled in any online degree program, offering a complimentary first course fee. Plus, for a limited time, no application fee is required.

Tuition Cost

Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science

Online: $340 per credit hour for 120 credit hours.

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