Undergraduate Programs
Bachelor of Health Administration (Post Diploma)
Regulations effective September 1, 2003

Students complete the program regulations in effect at the time of their enrolment.
The Bachelor of Health Administration (Post Diploma) is open to holders of approved 2- or 3-year diplomas from an accredited college or technical institute.

Athabasca University advisors have developed a program plan to assist you. Counselling Services offers an assessment Web site, "Mapping Your Future: Your Career and Athabasca University."

  Degree Requirements  
  Total credits in the program
  Block transfer from college diploma ( maximum)
  Senior credits
  Through Athabasca University (minimum)

Enrolment Requirement for Business Diplomas

Holders of approved 2-year diplomas in business administration, or in related fields, may be awarded up to 60 credits towards this 90-credit degree. Holders of approved 3-year diplomas in business administration may be awarded up to 66 credits towards this degree.

In order to be awarded a block transfer of 60 credits, students must have completed the following courses
(18 credits) or the equivalent.

ACCT 245 Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers
ACCT 253 Introductory Financial Accounting
ADMN 232 Administrative Principles
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations
ENGL 255 Introductory Composition (see note below)
CMIS 245 Microcomputer Applications in Business (Windows)
COMM 243 Interpersonal Communications in Management
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking*
PHIL 252 will be waived if students have completed a university-level course in indigenous philosophy.




Note: English Writing Skills Requirement

The English writing skills requirement (ENGL 255 or ADMN 233) will be waived if you satisfy one of the following:


pass the Alberta Universities Writing Competence Test. (For information about this test contact an Athabasca University Learning Centre. Refer to Section 8.5.5. Learning Centres);



hold credit in ENGL 255 or ADMN 233;



have a grade of B- (70 percent) or better in an Athabasca University English course above the preparatory (100) level;



receive transfer credit for an English course in which a grade B- or better was achieved.

Students who complete the Alberta Universities Writing Competence Test must replace these 3 credits with any 3 credits at the junior or senior level.

  Required Courses (24 credits)
ECON 321 Economics of Health Care
HADM 336 Community Health Planning
HADM 339 The Organization of the Canadian Health Care System
HADM 369 Health Policy in Canada
HADM 379 Introduction to Epidemiology
ORGB 364 Organizational Behaviour
PHIL 333 Professional Ethics
SOSC 366 Research Methods in the Social Sciences


Options (6 credits)

Any discipline at the senior (300 or 400) level

  Students who do not have work experience in Health and Human Services should take APST 335 (6 credits) to fulfill this option.

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