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Bachelor of Healthcare Administration (BHA)

Mission, Vision, & Values


The mission of the BHA Program is to prepare ethical, entry-level healthcare administrators for careers in a variety of healthcare settings and to add to the body of knowledge in our fields.


The vision for the BHA program at Texas State University is to be the undergraduate health administration program of choice for students, faculty, alumni, and employers in the United States.


We value and, teach, model leadership, service, scholarship, professionalism, and lifelong learning.

Structure & Pace

Program Domains & Competencies


1. Communication Skills
2. Relationship Management
3. Leadership Skills & Behaviors
4. Organizational Climate & Culture
5. Managing Change

Knowledge of the HC Environment

6. Healthcare Systems & Organizations
7. Healthcare Personnel
8. The Community & Environment
9. The Legal Environment of HA

Business Knowledge & Skills

10. General Management
11. Financial Management
12. Strategic Planning & Marketing
13. Information Management
14. Quality Improvement

15. Professional Development
16. Quantitative Analysis & Decision-making


For More Information

Visit the B.H.A. Catalog page for detailed requirements and course descriptions for the program.

Program Pace

A screenshot of an Excel table showing the BHA course sequence by semester.
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Photo of BHA program director, Dr Jose Betancourt

For More Information Contact

Dr. Jose Betancourt
Associate Professor & BHA Program Coordinator
School of Health Administration
Encino Hall, 274

Main Office Phone: 512.245.3494
Office Fax: 512.245.8712