Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

About

Students in the undergraduate Health Care Administration program gain a broad view of the health care delivery system and health care management practices. They develop skills through the curriculum and internships to prepare them primarily for entry level management positions in the organization, financing, and delivery of health care services.

Accreditation

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Learning Outcomes

  • Students are able to describe the nature of health care services, including the demographic, social, political, economic, technological, legal, ethical, professional, and historic factors that influence the present and future direction of health care.
  • Students are able to describe the nature and function of health care organizations, including multi-institutional systems and managed care arrangements.
  • Students are able to describe the distribution and determinants of health and disease, including the influences of individual behavior, the environment, and health care technology in the prevention and progression of disease, as well as the restoration of health.
  • Students are able to describe managerial knowledge and skills of health care organization change, design, performance, strategic planning, marketing, problem-solving, decision-making, and leadership.
  • Students are able to apply basic quantitative abilities in health care financial management, computer literacy, operations analysis, management information systems, statistics, and research methods.
  • Students are able to demonstrate the ability to integrate theories and practices of health care administration in the practice setting through a faculty-supervised practicum.

Career Possibilities

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Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

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Health Sciences Advising Center

The Health Sciences Advising Center provides guidance for all undergraduate students in the School of Nursing, the School of Community Health Sciences and the School of Allied Health Sciences.

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Department of Health Care Administration and Policy

The health care industry is one of the three largest industries in the United States based on revenues, total assets or number of employees. Students in the Department of Health Care Administration and Policy gain a broad view of the health care delivery system and develop an understanding of health and disease.

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School of Public Health

The School of Public Health is dedicated to improving the health and well-being of people worldwide. Our departments, programs, and research units work to provide a diverse education, practical training experience, and numerous community involvement opportunities to prepare students to become leaders and professionals in the field of public health.

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