Human Service Administration - Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration
Faculty of Health and Community Studies
Department of Human Services and Early Learning
Bachelor of Applied Human Service Administration (BAHSA) is a distance-delivered program designed for individuals working in the health or human service field who hold, or strive to hold, supervisory or management positions. Distance study makes the program accessible to students regardless of geographic location and provides the flexibility to balance studies with professional and family responsibilities. Students access their course material and readings online and become part of a virtual community of learners. Faculty guide student learning through online class discussions and activities.
The curriculum includes theory in administration, with an emphasis on leadership, supervision and management. Studies include human, financial and physical resource management, managing change, communication, community-based practice, research practices and trend and issue analysis. Assignments are practical in nature and generally involve the application of theory to the student’s workplace. Building on a previous diploma or degree, the program consists of ten 3-credit theory courses and two 15-credit directed field studies. Students may complete the directed field studies in their current workplace or in an appropriate agency. Study may be full or part-time. Students have six years to complete the program; however, it may be completed in as little as three years.
BAHSA graduates are employed in managerial roles in a wide variety of agencies including early learning, child and youth care, community living, human ecology, addictions, corrections, social work, rehabilitation, non-profit/voluntary sector, health care, gerontology and related fields. BAHSA graduates have the knowledge, management skills and confidence to manage a dynamic staff of practitioners, work with boards, be an effective human service leader, and still serve the clients and families at the heart of their organization.
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Robbins Health Learning Centre
Room 9-414, 10910 - 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2
Program of Study
|HSAD 300||The Human Service Administrator||3|
|HSAD 305||Interpersonal Communication Skills for Human Service Administrators||3|
|HSAD 310||Managing Human Resources||3|
|HSAD 315||Managing Financial Resources in Human Service Agencies||3|
|HSAD 325||Research Practices in Human Service||3|
|HSAD 330||Managing Physical Resources in Human Service Agencies||3|
|HSAD 335||Managing Change in Human Service Agencies||3|
|HSAD 345||Community-Based Practice in Human Service Agencies||3|
|HSAD 350||Trends and Issues in Human Service Administration||3|
|HSAD 459||Directed Field Study in Human Service Administration I||15|
|HSAD 499||Directed Field Study in Human Service Administration II||15|
The minimum passing grade for a course at MacEwan University is a D unless otherwise noted next to the appropriate course in the program of study.
Learners admitted to this program are presumed to be capable of fulfilling the academic requirements of their program with, if applicable, provision of reasonable accommodation. The reasonable accommodation of students with disabilities shall not require the University to lower its standards, academic or otherwise, nor shall it relieve a student of the responsibility to develop and demonstrate the essential skills and competencies expected of all students pursuing the program (policy E3400, Students with Disabilities).