UH West Oʻahu’s Bachelor of Arts in Public Administration with Health Care Administration Concentration has been named Hawaiʻi’s top online bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration for 2018-19 by HealthcareAdministrationEDU.org.
The website, which provides information on education and career healthcare administration, noted UH West Oʻahu doesn’t offer a 100 percent online program but still offers flexibility for students.
“This program has one of the strongest healthcare administration components found in any BPA degree available anywhere in the United States. Serious studies in the specific challenges healthcare systems are facing will be front and center in this program, not just tacked on as an afterthought,” the website said. “You’ll graduate with effective communication skills and the analytical tools to qualify for any entry-level executive position in the industry.”
The site also noted the hybrid program provides the best in student engagement with minimal on-campus requirements; has strong ties to regional healthcare providers for internships, and leverages the University of Hawaiʻi’s Laulima course management and collaboration system for online classes.
The site’s methodology for selecting the best online health administration programs included screening for accredited U.S. schools, value, accessibility, specialty accreditation and other accolades, curriculum and career path alignment and unique features.
The UH West O‘ahu Health Care Administration program is the only undergraduate degree of its kind in the state and is offered in-class and through distance learning. It is designed to prepare students for supervisory, management, and leadership roles in the dynamic and growing health care field.