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2023-2024 Undergraduate Calendar 
2023-2024 Undergraduate Calendar

Health Administration

General information

The Bachelor of Health Administration (BHA) program is collaboratively offered with the Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT). The BHA is a full-time degree program offering courses through in-class, hybrid and online delivery formats as well as work-integrated learning experiences with health care institutions and agencies in Durham Region. The Health Administration program has been developed according to the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA) competencies with the goal of being certified by AUPHA.

Students can study through the Health Administration major, while concurrently choosing from Faculty of Business and Information Technology (FBIT) minors offered in one of the following two streams:

  • Entrepreneurship
  • Marketing

Health care is a dynamic and rapidly growing sector requiring frontline providers and Health Administration professionals who will better meet current and emerging health care challenges and needs. Health Administration graduates will be prepared to work in areas of operations, management, finance and planning in a variety of health-care sectors and fields. Health-care policy supports the development of an integrated health system that addresses health needs, improves patient outcomes across the lifespan and increases efficiencies. Health care is envisioned as a continuum of care, where the site of care and its delivery will be supported by community agencies, primary care clinics and health institutions.

The BHA program is designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in a variety of community-based agencies, organizations and primary care clinics to support integrated health systems. The inclusion of a work-integrated learning experience comprised of a 120-hour practicum experience and training in a health-care institution or agency will help to better prepare Ontario Tech University students for employment in the health-care sector. Future AUPHA certification of the BHA program will also increase the eligibility of the students for entry into accredited Master’s in Health Administration (MHA) programs, thereby supporting career development.

Admission requirements

Admission is competitive. The specific average or standing required for admission varies from year to year. Students are selected by taking into consideration a wide range of criteria including school marks, distribution of subjects taken, and performance in subjects relevant to the academic program. Possession of the minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance.

Preference will be given to applicants with the best qualifications.

Current Ontario secondary school students must complete the Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) with six 4U or 4M credits including English (ENG4U) with a minimum grade of 60 per cent, and one of Advanced Functions (MHF4U) or Calculus and Vectors (MCV4U) or Mathematics of Data Management (MDM4U). All other applicants should refer to admissions for the requirements for their specific category of admission.

Program details and degree requirements

To be eligible for the BHA degree, students must successfully complete 120 credit hours. Degree and program requirements are subject to change without notice. The following program maps are only a guide and are to be used in combination with proper advising. Students wishing to make changes to their program of study should consult their academic advisor.