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Athabasca University

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

Regulations amended, effective September 1, 2016.

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. All diplomas presented must be approved for credit by Athabasca University.

Program Plans

Our online program plans can assist you in selecting the courses needed to fulfill your program requirements.

Counselling Services offers an assessment website, "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

Students must meet the following English writing skills requirement:

  • hold credit in ADMN 233 or ENGL 255 (Students are strongly encouraged to register in either course early in their program.);
    or
  • have a grade of B- (70 per cent) or better in an Athabasca University English course above the preparatory (100) level;
    or
  • receive transfer credit for an English course in which a grade of B- or better was achieved.
Program Structure
Total credits in the program
90
Maximum block credit transfer from college
66
Senior (300/400 level) credits
30
Residency requirement. A minimum of 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University.
24
Graduation with Distinction or Great Distinction. At least 24 credits must be obtained through Athabasca University in order to be considered.
24
Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition (PLAR) credits
6

Enrolment Requirement for Business Diplomas

Students presenting AU-approved two-year diplomas in any health-related field or in business administration may be awarded up to 60 credits towards this 90-credit degree. Students presenting 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 (24 credits) or their equivalent.

ACCT 245 Accounting for Managers of Not-for-Profit Organizations

or
(3)
ACCT 250 Accounting for Managers
ADMN 232 Introduction to Management
(3)
ADMN 233 Writing in Organizations*

or
(3)
ENGL 255 Introductory Composition
*

* see English Writing Skills Requirement
COMM 243 Interpersonal Communication
(3)
HADM 488 Risk Management and Safety in Health Services
(3)
PHIL 252 Critical Thinking*
* PHIL 252 will be waived if students have completed a university-level course in indigenous philosophy.
(3)
HADM 435 Practicum – Senior Field Placement in Health Administration**
** Students who have received credit for HADM 335 cannot receive credit for HADM 435.
(6)
Required Courses (24 credits)
HADM/ECON 321 Health Care Economics
(3)
HADM 336 Community Health Planning
(3)
HADM 339 Organization of the Canadian Health Care System
(3)
HADM 369 Health Policy in Canada
(3)
HADM 379 Introduction to Epidemiology
(3)
HADM 400
(3)
PHIL 333 Professional Ethics
(3)
HADM 399 Health Research Literacy
(3)
Options (6 credits)
Six credits in any discipline at the senior (300 or 400) level
(6)

Students who have work experience in Health and Human Services are strongly encouraged to take HADM 326 and HADM 315 to fulfill this option.

 

Information effective January 1, 2016 to August 31, 2016.

Updated July 19 2016 by laurab

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