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King University News :: New Healthcare Administration Degree Available in Kingsport and Knoxville through King

King University will be offering a new Healthcare Administration bachelor's degree beginning summer 2013 term at the University's Knoxville campus at Hardin Valley, and beginning fall 2013 at the Kingsport location at the Kingsport Center for Higher Education (KCHE). 

We are excited to offer Healthcare Administration as a Bachelor of Science degree for the region, said Mona Salyer, director of recruitment for Graduate and Professional Studies Online Programs for King University. The program is designed for working adults and combines a healthcare administration program with integrated courses in liberal arts. The degree program will empower students with writing, speaking, and critical thinking skills as well.

The new degree program will be offered at the Knoxville campus during the summer 2013 and fall 2013 terms and at the Kingsport location during the fall 2013 term. The program will also be offered online beginning fall 2013 term.

The BSHA degree at King University serves adult learners who have completed 45-60 hours of college coursework. Classes meet one evening per week, and students will finish the program in as little as sixteen months.

The new Healthcare Administration degree is open to any student, just like the BBA (Bachelor of Business Administration) program,” said Micah Crews, associate vice president of Enrollment Management for Graduate and Professional Studies Online Programs. “It combines both healthcare and business courses to give adult learners the opportunity to become leaders within the healthcare system,” Crews added.

The framework for the program includes: analyzing and implementing industry standards for quality healthcare management and improvement, as well as improving organizational effectiveness through understanding and motivating people’s behavior and showing awareness.

For more information about the Graduate and Professional Studies Online Programs degree programs offered through King University, call the Office of Admissions at (800) 362.0014 or  Applications may also be submitted online at


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