Undergraduate Programs

Bachelor of Health Administration (Post Diploma)
(Three years—90 credits)

Regulations effective September 1, 2007

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

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." Athabasca University has also developed program learning outcomes that describe the career options that may be available to you upon graduating.



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



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.

  Program Structure  
  Total credits in the program
  Maximum block credit transfer from college
  Senior credits
  Residency requirement. A minimum of 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University.
  Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits

Enrolment Requirement for Business Diplomas

Holders of AU-approved two-year diplomas in business administration, or in related fields, may be awarded up to 60 credits towards this 90-credit degree. Holders of AU-approved three-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 English Writing Skills Requirement)
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.



  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
HADM 400
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. ORGB 364 may be selected as an elective for those not requiring APST 335.

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