A Bachelor's of Science in Health Administration in Emergency Management from the University of Phoenix online is a good degree choice for persons who are currently first responders or EMTs and wish to expand their knowledge base into things like business management. Coursework focuses on health care as a business and how to plan for emergencies and response operations within a larger structure or system. Some of the courses students can expect to take include health care vocabulary; health care delivery in the U.S.; introduction to health and disease; health care communication strategies; ethics and social responsibility; human resources in health care; principles of emergency management; and managing emergency response operations, among others. The entire program is offered through online learning portals, making the degree a good choice for persons who continue to work in the emergency response field while earning their degree. The average class size in the University of Phoenixs program is 16.
University of Phoenix is accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association. University of Phoenix was placed on Notice by The Higher Learning Commission, effective June 27, 2013. Notice is a Commission sanction indicating that an institution is pursuing a course of action that, if continued, could lead it to be out of compliance with one or more Criteria for Accreditation. An institution on Notice remains accredited. At the end of the Notice period, The Higher Learning Commission Board of Trustees may remove the sanction, place the institution on Probation if the identified concerns have not been addressed, or take other action. For additional information, contact The Higher Learning Commission, ncahlc.org
While widely available, not all programs are available in all locations or in both online and on-campus formats. Please check with a University Enrollment Representative.