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The Bachelor of Arts in Health Care Administration will prepare you to develop, plan and manage operations and services within the health care industry. Courses are designed to broaden your academic foundation and develop skills in order to interact with other professionals in the field. Instruction includes business management, health care resource allocation, policy-making, and health law and regulations.


  • Cohort of 7-20 adults progress through the program together
  • Cohort groups meet face-to-face for class one night per week
  • Experienced faculty and assignments that apply to everyday life
  • Students come from a variety of life stages and cultural backgrounds
  • Courses are offered in a blended face-to-face/online format

Career opportunities

Graduates from the health care administration program are prepared for work as independent mid-level managers within the health care industry, including hospitals, private groups and doctors’ offices.

Program director

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Barbara Maselli, M.S.H.R., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Business and Health Care Administration Program Director


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Paul Saldana, M.B.A.

Instructor, Business- Finance & Economics

Admission requirements

Associate Degree for Transfer (ADT) Information

Public Health Services (AS-T) to Health Care Administration, B.A.

BA courses fulfilled through ADT:

  • All lower-division General Education requirements fulfilled
  • BA major has no lower-division major or co-requisite courses that could be fulfilled by the ADT.
  • All BA major courses are upper-division and are completed at FPU.
  • This program is offered as evening accelerated or online accelerated

ADT Guarantee is the completion of BA/BS degree in 68 units.

Course listing

Required Courses (38 Units)

The following units must be earned at Fresno Pacific University

BIB 314Jesus and the Christian Community Credits3
BIB 446Biblical Perspectives for Health Care Credits3
HC 310Health Care in the United States Credits3
HC 320Health Care Law, Regulations and Ethics Credits3
HC 341Population Health and Cultural Intelligence Credits3
HC 400Conflict Resolution in Health Care Credits3
HC 415Introduction to Financial Management in Healthcare Credits3
HC 425Strategic Management in Healthcare Credits3
HC 433Human Resources and Organizational Behavior Credits3
HC 435Quality Management in Healthcare Credits3
HC 440Health Care Leadership Credits3
HC 441Emerging Leadership in Healthcare Credits2
HC 450Health Care Systems Administration and Information Technology Credits3
HC 455Healthcare Administration Project I Credits1
HC 460Healthcare Administration Project II Credits1
HC 465Healthcare Administration Project III Credits1


Elective units as needed to meet the Bachelor of Arts minimum. This requirement may also be met through allowable college coursework, advanced placement exams, the College Level Examination Program, international baccalaureate exams, and military or ACE credit.

State Authorization

State authorization is a federal requirement in the HigherEducation Act that requires institutions to be authorized in the state in which online programs are offered. Fresno Pacific University works regularly with individual state authorization agencies to meet each state's requirements. Currently, Fresno Pacific University has received authorization to offer online degree programs in all but six states: Georgia, Michigan, New York, New Mexico, Rhode Island and Wisconsin.

For the latest updates on the status of FPU's authorization in your state, contact your FPU Admissions representative.