Health Services Administration

Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration


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EKU Online > Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration

Take on Leadership Roles and Serve Your Community

Whether you aspire to manage a health care facility or gain experience in a specific health care discipline, EKU’s 100% online health services administration program prepares you for a rewarding career in the growing health services field. Increases in chronic conditions, global health concerns, and an aging population have led to a strong demand for health care professionals. Health services administrators plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care services. Graduates of the HSA program are well prepared to take on key roles within the health care system and graduates of the HIIM concentration are prepared for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam.   

Career Outlook

Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 28 percent from 2021 to 2031.

— U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics

Common Job Titles for Health Services Administration Graduates

Health service administration professionals are prepared to work in a wide range of positions.

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Job Titles Include:

  • Accounts manager
  • Health data analyst
  • Database administrator
  • Admissions coordinator


Where Have EKU HSA Graduates Worked?

As the large baby-boomer population ages and people remain active later in life, there should be increased demand for health care services.
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Employers Include:

  • Amedisys Home Health
  • Norton Healthcare
  • Lexington, Ky. VA Health Care System
  • University of Kentucky HealthCare

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Benefits of EKU Online

Learn essential skills to serve your community in today’s health care environment. EKU blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as legal issues in health care, health care reimbursement, health care quality management, and health services research methods.

Program benefits include:

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year
  • Free textbooks through EKU BookSmart
  • HIIM concentration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Graduates of HIIM concentration are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam pass rate by EKU graduates is higher than the national average – 84%, compared to the national average of 74%
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members and their spouses
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees


  • Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM)
    HIIM offers a diverse curriculum that provides a strong background in health care management, health data analytics, health data management, and computer applications in health care. Health informatics and information management professionals are experts in collecting, interpreting, and analyzing patient data for clinical, financial, and administrative decision-making.
  • Health Care Management (HCM)
    HCM provides individuals with a unique blend of both business and health care-related course work. This concentration prepares students for entry-level staff and management positions in health care settings.


Minors & Certificates can be difficult to complete with this program.  If you wish to explore this option, please work directly with your program advisor.


EKU’s online health services administration curriculum prepares students for a variety of rewarding career options as well as graduate and professional school programs.

Bachelor of health services administration courses include legal issues in health care, health care reimbursement, health care quality management, and health services research methods.

Degree Requirements

A total of 120 credits are required to graduate, including 42 upper-division credits.

View the health services administration program degree requirements:

Please review the admissions requirements before applying for this or any program. If you have questions about the program or are planning to register for classes, please speak to the program advisor.

Transfer Credits

Students may transfer up to 90 hours of credit from accredited institutions. Please note that a minimum of 30 credit hours in this degree program must be completed at Eastern Kentucky University.

Previously earned credits must be reviewed upon admittance to EKU for appropriate articulation. Learn more about transferring to EKU.

Sample Courses

For a full list of course descriptions please see section 7 of the University undergraduate catalog.

HSA 302 – Organization and Structure of Health Services (3)
The analysis of the structure and function of healthcare organizations, and forces impacting healthcare services.

HSA 372 – Health Care Reimbursement (3)
An in-depth analysis of health care reimbursement systems; health insurance fraud and abuse; and procedures for managing the revenue cycle.                                   

HSA 401 – Legal and Ethical Issues in Health Care (3)
Overview of U.S. legal system, patient privacy, medical record liability, and ethical issues in health care.

 HSA 406 – Health Care Quality Management (3)
A study of quality and performance improvement in health care organizations.

The Health Information Management accreditor of Eastern Kentucky University’s College of Health Sciences is the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM). The College’s accreditation for a baccalaureate degree in Health Services Administration: Concentration in Health Informatics and Information Management has been reaffirmed through 2022. All inquiries about the program’s accreditation status should be directed by mail to CAHIIM, 200 East Randolph Street, Suite 5100, Chicago, IL, 60601; by phone at (312) 235-3255; or by email at


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Misty Bailey

Enrollment Advisor

Call or email Enrollment Advisor Misty Bailey for information about the EKU Online Health Services Administration Degree program.

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Admission Deadlines

Term Application Deadline Classes Begin
Fall A July 5 August
Fall B August 31 October
Spring A November 30 January
Spring B January 31 March
Summer A April 5 May
Summer B  May 31 June

Additional Contact Information

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Academic Testing: 859-622-1281
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Special Tuition for Active Duty* Military
Eastern Kentucky University offers reduced tuition expenses to $250 per credit hour for undergraduate and $325 per credit hour for graduate courses to all service members currently serving on active duty.

*Active duty is defined as on federal orders for 180 days or more.

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