Hospital employees who earned a bachelor's in healthcare administration

New degree
in health care
administration

Are you interested in a leadership role in the growing, dynamic field of health care?

To help meet increasing demand for health care leaders, the University of Akron is starting a new degree called the Bachelor of Allied Health Care Administration.

It's ideal for students new to health care as well as those already in the field wanting to move up and contribute more at work.

Most of the coursework is offered online, so you can earn this degree while working.

What is allied health?

Allied Health is a comprehensive term for any health care profession distinct from physicians, pharmacy and nursing.

Allied Health careers today make up 60% of the total U.S. health care workforce — and that number is growing!

Pathway to management positions

The Bachelor of Allied Health Care Administration degree allows new students and those holding an Associate of Applied Science degree to earn a bachelor's degree, often a requirement to move into supervisory or management roles.

What is an Allied Health Care Administration manager?

Allied Health Care Administration managers work closely with clinical and administrative staff as they process, analyze and report information vital to the delivery of health care. Through our program, you will gain knowledge and experience in both the clinical and business sides of health care, giving you an edge in interviews for supervisory positions.

Our program prepares you for two certifications valued in health care:

  • the American Academy of Professional Coder’s Certified Procedural Coder (CPC) national certification exam, and
  • the American Health Information Management Association’s Certified Procedural Coder—Physician Based (CCS-P) national certification exam.

The degree also puts you on a path toward master's- and doctoral-level work, including a doctorate in health care administration.

Strong hiring predicted

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics projects that employment in this field will increase 20 percent from 2016 to 2026—much faster than the average for all occupations.

About UA's School of Allied Health Technology

The School of Allied Health Technology at The University of Akron houses a distinct group of health care professionals with comprehensive knowledge of:

  • modern health care delivery systems,
  • the identification and treatment of diseases and
  • related health care management services.

The School of Allied Health Technology offers baccalaureate degrees in Health Care Administration and Respiratory Therapy, both of which train professionals through clinical rotations and externships toward expertise complementing other members of the health care team.

Contact

Dr. Kristine N. Kraft leads the program. Write to her at knk@uakron.edu.