Health Services Administration Online Program

  • Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences
  • College of Health Sciences
  • School of Community and Environmental Health

Degree completion

  • For students with some college credits
  • Complete at least 30 credits online from ODU

Full degree

  • A start-to-finish curriculum for students to earn a degree online from ODU
  • 30 credit hours minimum

This online program is designed for both new and current health professionals. Our courses will prepare you to enhance the delivery of health services through healthcare management and policy education.

ODU's program is one of fewer than 50 undergraduate healthcare administration programs in America certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration. Visit the department web page for this program's mission, values, and vision statements.

For current healthcare professionals, this program offers an education that builds on your expertise and experience. Prepare for management in a health care agency, or gain the expertise you need to establish your professional business.

New to the health sciences field? This program will build your knowledge and abilities to lead in a variety of health care settings.

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.

When you graduate, you will earn a Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a major in health services administration.

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  • Best Online Bachelor's in Health Science, 2024

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We've partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. The Guaranteed Admission Agreement is intended to ease the transfer process between the Virginia Community College System (VCCS) and Old Dominion University (ODU).

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  • To earn a bachelor's degree from ODU, you must complete at least 30 credit hours with us. A complete bachelor's program requires 120 total credit hours.

    If you are seeking entry to the health sciences field, you must complete 12 credit hours of prerequisites before applying for admission to this BSHS program.

    Talk with our enrollment team to determine how your credits will transfer. The sample curriculum can serve as a guide for planning your course of study.

  • Access course materials online from any location. Some classes will have regular online meeting times, while others will not. The instructor may schedule assignments and exams at specific times. This program also requires a practicum or internship. All courses follow ODU's regular academic calendar.

  • The skills and knowledge gained in this bachelor's program can be applied to healthcare careers in:

    • Management and administration
    • Program planning and management
    • Public health policies
    • Communication
    • Policy/Program analysis
    • Budgeting

    Our graduates find work in hospitals, ambulatory clinics, wellness and fitness centers, physician practices, retirement communities, home health agencies, public health departments, and more.

  • In-state Virginia Residents
    $408 per credit hour*
    Out-of-State Students
    $439 per credit hour

    Active duty military students may qualify for a discounted undergraduate tuition rate.

    These tuition rates are effective Fall 2024 and subject to change. 
    * In-state rate assumes residency requirements are met.

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  • This program is available completely online, which means you can apply to ODU as a freshman.

    Already have college credits? Before you apply, our enrollment team can provide a free transfer evaluation to see how your credits will transfer to ODU.

    In addition to admission to ODU, you will need to complete a separate application to this Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences program. Please visit the department's web page for a current application.

  • ODU has partnered with the Virginia Community College System and select educational institutions to make transferring easy. 

    Learn more about Guaranteed Admission to ODU.