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Health Administration (BHA)

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Is It for You?

Turn your health-related diploma into a degree. This program can help you develop business acumen and gain the skills needed to navigate the complex and dynamic world of health care. You’ll explore topics such as program planning and evaluation, communication, strategy, human resources and financial management. Practicum seminars and a research project will help you put theory into practice.

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What You Need to Know

 Program Format(s)
Part Time: Degree Completion

 Degree Earned
Bachelor of Health Administration

 Non-Academic Requirements
Documentation of professional registration/certification (where applicable), resumé

 Experiential Learning
Practicum

 Certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

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Tuition and Fees 2019/2020

Part-Time Format (One to Eight or More Courses)
Domestic Fees Range
: $884 - $5,395
International Fees Range: $2,862 - $21,217

For detailed fees information visit Fees by Program.

Academic Requirements

Stream A
  • Graduation from a two-year Diploma program (e.g. health information management, practical nursing, nutrition and food services management) or a three-year Advanced Diploma program in applied health sciences (e.g. nursing, medical laboratory technology, chiropody, radiology) from a public Ontario College (or the equivalent), with a grade average of 'B' or higher. The diploma must include at least two introductory, university-level humanities courses or equivalent. 
  • At least two years of cumulative, current professional experience in the health services field.
Stream B
  • Completion of at least two years of study in a health-related undergraduate degree program with acceptable academic standing, or completion of a degree in another field, from an accredited university. 
  • At least two years of cumulative, current professional experience in the health services field.

Potential applicants with other post-secondary academic backgrounds and professional experience in the healthcare field will be considered on an individual basis.

For Stream A and B

The following must also be submitted to Undergraduate Admissions:

  • Academic transcripts including promotion/graduation status of all post-secondary studies (excluding Ryerson). High school transcripts are not required for this program. Mature Student guidelines do not apply.
  • A completed Ryerson Supplementary Form

After you submit your application for admission, you will be required to activate your Ryerson Online Identity (if you have not already done so). This will provide you with access to your Choose>Ryerson portal account, which is how we will communicate with you. You will be required to upload the above documents, as well as your academic transcripts, in your Choose>Ryerson portal account. Visit the Submission of Documents page for further instructions.

Please note: If you have already attended this program and are applying for readmission or reinstatement, a completed application, an updated resumé and Supplementary Form are required.

Non-Academic Requirements

  • Resumé
  • Documentation of Professional Registration/Certification (where applicable)

After you submit your application for admission, you will be required to activate your Ryerson Online Identity (if you have not already done so). This will provide you with access to your Choose>Ryerson portal account, which is how we will communicate with you. You will be required to upload the above documents, as well as your academic transcripts, in your Choose>Ryerson portal account. Visit the Submission of Documents page for further instructions.

After Graduation

Acquire the skills necessary to be a manager in hospitals and other health organizations. Or, pursue graduate studies in public health, health administration, an MBA and/or the Certified Health Executive (CHE™) designation from the Canadian College of Health Leaders.

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