Applied Health Care Administration 2+2

The School of Allied Health offers students who have completed an Associate's Degree in an Allied Health field to continue their education with the Bachelor of Technical Studies (BTS) - Applied Health Care Administration (2 + 2 Program).  Students who have not completed an Allied Health Associate's Degree but are interested in the Health Care Administration field, have the opportunity to major in Business Management with a Minor in Health Care Administration.  See the School of Business for more information about this program. 

Bachelor of Technical Studies (BTS)
- Applied Health Care Administration (2 + 2 Program)

The Applied Health Care Administration (BTS) degree program is designed to provide health care professionals with an associate degree from an accredited institution, an opportunity to complete a bachelor degree in Health Care Administration by completing 42 credit hours of specified courses and 18 general education credit hours (please refer to the listed degree requirements).  The majority of the courses in the HCA BTS Program are offered online allowing convenient degree completion for the working professional.

The Applied Health Care Administration BTS degree consists of: 

  • A minimum of forty-eight (42) credit hours in core courses.
  • A minimum of eighteen (18) hours of general education hours for completion of the required General Education Program.
  • A minimum of thirty-three (33) credit hours at the 300/400 level.
  • A minimum of 125 total credit hours necessary to graduate with a BTS degree in HCA (based on an associate degree with a minimum of 65 hours).

Job Opportunities With This Program

Graduates of this program might find themselves managing an entire facility, specialize in managing a specific clinical area of department, or managing a medical practice for a group of physicians.  Employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.  According to the U.S.. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median annual wage of medical and health services managers was $84,270 in May 2010.

Please view our Applied Health Care Administration FACT Sheet for more information on the 2+2 program, or contact the Health Care Administration Director.

General Contact Information
  • Stephanie Saunders, MHA, RDCS, RVT
    Health Care Administration Director & Associate Professor
    740-245-7139 Email:  ssaunders@rio.edu
  • Admissions 1-800-282-7201, ext. 7208