Health Sciences - Health Services Administration concentration (BSHS)

Education for both current and upcoming health professionals.

Health ServicesFor current health professionals, this program offers an advanced educational experience that builds on your expertise. The concentration in Health Services Administration will prepare you to be an effective middle or upper level manager in a health care agency or to establish your professional business.

Seeking to enter the health sciences field? This program will build your knowledge and abilities to function in inpatient hospitals, ambulatory clinics, wellness & fitness centers, physician practices, skilled nursing centers, retirement communities, assisted living facilities, home health agencies, public health departments, and community health centers.

Are you in the military?
This program is designed to offer upper-division (jr./sr. level) advanced educational experiences to Navy Hospital Corpsman who are at an E4 level or higher. Students with related health training from other Armed Services are also eligible.

Why ODU for Health Sciences?

Full member of Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)

This program is fully certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). Fewer than 50 undergraduate programs in the U.S. and Canada carry this certification. AUPHA is a global network of colleges, universities, faculty, individuals and organizations dedicated to the improvement of healthcare delivery through excellence in healthcare management and policy education.


Talk with an advisor to determine how your credits will transfer. The curriculum sheets below can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

All students must complete an internship and an electronic portfolio.

Learning Environment

Courses in this program may be offered in these technologies:

Online synchronous: Access course material online from any location and participate in live, regularly scheduled online class meetings.

Online Asynchronous: Access course materials online from any location. These courses require little to no synchronous (same-time) scheduled class meetings, but assignments and exams are scheduled by the instructor. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

Practicum / Internship: A practicum or internship is a required part of this program.

Calculating Cost

Undergraduate Distance Learning Tuition Classification Cost per credit hour
Virginia residents (with Virginia domicile) $316
Students living outside of Virginia $345
* In Virginia but without Virginia domicile $874
Navy College Program Distance Learning Partnership courses by portable media (CD-ROM, DVD, etc.) $250

Rates are effective Fall 2015 and subject to change. Please visit ODU's main Admission & Financial Aid web site for complete tuition details, including how active duty service members who are transferred to Virginia may qualify for in-state tuition.

For questions about domicile or “in-state” status as it applies to tuition rates, please click here.


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Health Sciences Careers

This degree can be applied to health science careers in:

  • Management
  • Administration
  • Program planning and management
  • Public health policies
  • Communications
  • Policy/Program analysis
  • Budgeting

Admission Information

This is a degree completion program.

Explore Monarch TRANSFERmation to see how courses you've completed may transfer to ODU. To have an advisor review your transcripts, contact your nearest ODU extended classroom site or call 1.800.968.2638.

For this program, you will need to be accepted into ODU as a degree-seeking student. There is also a separate application to BSHS program. Please speak with an advisor for details.

Navy Personnel: Check Ratings & Roadmaps. Find out what degree you are eligible for based on your rating. Check the Curriculum for what courses are required, and contact us to see what credits you may have already earned from military training.

Navy College and other military students are encouraged to contact ODU with any questions about admissions or eligibility. Please contact ODU personnel at your nearest Field Office location, or contact Dr. Rob Curry, Director of Advising for Military Students, at or 1.800.968.2638.