Allied Health Care Administration (Bachelor’s Degree)

Allied Health Care Administration Fundamentals

To help meet the increasing demand for leaders in the health care field, The University of Akron launched a new degree in early 2019 — the Bachelor of Allied Health Care Administration.

The Bachelor of Allied Health Care Administration enables students new to health care as well as those already in the field to gain the skills necessary to move into supervisory or managerial roles in a variety of health care settings. Administered by the School of Allied Health Technology, most of the coursework is offered online.

Professional Preparation

Allied health care administrators work closely with clinical and administrative staff as they process, analyze and report information vital to the delivery of health care. They are often responsible for the overall management of a facility, such as a hospital, clinic, or longterm care facility. From medical terminology to ethics, from basic pharmacology to database management, from compliance to accreditation, a student preparing for a career in allied health care management at UA will receive a multi-disciplinary education.

A comprehensive program, the Bachelor of Allied Health Care Administration will prepare you for two valuable certifications:

  • The American Academy of Professional Coders’ (AAPC) Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) national certification exam. 
  • The American Health Information Management Association’s (AHIMA) Certified Coding Specialist—Physician-based (CCS-P®) national certification exam.

In addition, the School of Allied Health Technology offers a new certificate associated with the Bachelor of Allied Health Care Administration — the Health Care Services Coding and Reimbursement certificate. It is designed to provide graduate with an in-depth understanding of how health care services are reimbursed by insurance. 

Our Faculty

  • are innovative and interactive
  • use multimedia technology to enhance classroom learning

Akron Advantage

Clinical Experience

The School of Allied Health Technology trains professionals through clinical rotations and externships toward expertise complementing other members of the health care team.

Sample Curriculum

Sample Curriculum

Allied Health Care Administration — B.S.

Health Care Services Coding and Reimbursement — certificate

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Career Opportunities

Degrees and Preparation

A Bachelor of Allied Health Care Administration earned at The University of Akron will lead to career opportunities in a variety of heath care settings:

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics
  • Nursing homes
  • Home health centers
  • Health insurance companies
  • Governmental agencies
  • Pharmaceutical companies

Career Services

Career Services is located in Jean Hower Taber Student Union 211. It provides career coaching and programming, and develops valuable relationships with employers and campus partners to provide students with many opportunities for experiential learning and career development.