Healthcare Administration, B.A.S.

Program Locations

The Bachelor of Applied Science Degree with a specialization in Healthcare Administration is available at the following locations:

About this Program

Qualified individuals are needed in all areas of the health care industry. The health care administration degree prepares students for careers in anything from hospital administration to health insurance or government health care reform.

Wayland Health Care Administration program is offered as a specialization within the Bachelor of Applied Science degree. Students can earn up to 12 credit hours for qualified work experience when seeking the B.A.S. degree, with additional credit possible for specialized training.

In Wayland’s Health Care Administration degrees’ students are preparing to become professionals managing a variety of Health Care Administration organizations including Clinic facilities, stand- alone Hospitals, Hospital Districts, Hospital Authorities, local and federal Hospitals and both non-profit and for-profit facilities, including publically held and private hospitals. Instruction for managing both acute care and chronic care health facilities is available. Curriculum is also offered for aspiring professionals managing the nation’s Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities. These latter two organizational facilities require the licensure of managers on the Federal and often State levels as well. The examinations for such licenses are administered by the National Association of Boards of Long Term Care Administration (NAB).  The exams cover five Domains of care including:

  • Resident Care and Quality of Life
  • Human Resources
  • Health Care Finance
  • The Health Care Environment
  • Leadership and Management

In addition to such classroom study, an Internship in an approved facility under a designated preceptor is required by the licensing bodies, usually consisting of 1,000 hours of practicum. Such licensure requirements differ between Nursing Homes and Assisted Living facilities and also by the respective state of licensure.  These differences may be viewed by accessing the following web sites: 

Wayland has offered for over thirty years degrees in Health Care Administration in response to its mission to educate students in an academically challenging, learning focused and distinctively Christian environment for professional success and service to God and humankind.


A B.A.S. Degree in Healthcare Administration required 124 semester hours, 36 of which must be upper-level, business core, and 18 hours in Healthcare.



Students will take a variety of business courses; accounting, economics, business ethics,  along with Healthcare courses.