Hospital employees who earned a bachelor's in healthcare administration

Bachelor's of Allied Health Administration (BAHA)

Contact Person

Dr. Kristine N. Kraft
(330) 972-6516

Program Overview

Curriculum Guide (Degree Requirements)

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!  To help meet the increasing demand for these health care leaders, the University of Akron has started a new degree called the Bachelor of Allied Health Care Administration (BAHA). This degree is ideal for students new to health care as well as those who are already in the field wanting to move up and contribute more at work.  With most of the coursework offered online, you can earn this degree while still working!

What is an Allied Health Care Administration manager?

The Bachelor of Allied Health Care Administration (BAHA) degree allows new and current students and those holding an Associate of Applied Science degree to earn a bachelor's degree, often a requirement to move into a supervisory or management role.  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 the UA Allied Health Care Administration program you will gain knowledge and experience in both the clinical and the business sides of health care and giving yourself an edge in interviews for supervisory positions.  This degree also puts you on a path toward master's and doctoral level coursework; these can be a Doctorate in Health Care Administration, a Master's in Business Administration, a Physician's Assistant to just name a few.  This degree path can be molded to help you achieve your educational and career goals!

Graduate's Board Certification

In addition to focused classroom and clinical learning, after successfully completing the UA Bachelor of Allied Health Administration program, graduates will be eligible to take two (2) national board certifications:


Certified Professional Coder (CPC®) national certification exam
2233 South Presidents Drive, Suite #F
Salt Lake City, UT  84120
(800) 622-2633


Certified Coding Specialist - Physician-based (CCS-P®) national certification examination
233 North Michigan Avenue, 21st Floor
Chicago, IL 60601
(800) 335-5535

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

The School of Allied Health 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 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.

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