Department of Healthcare Administration
The Department offers a major and minor in Healthcare Administration. These programs prepare students for: leadership and service in healthcare administration, either direct service or support organizations in the private or public sector; graduate or professional study; innovation in a changing healthcare system.
Required and elective courses are coupled with a four-hundred hour internship in healthcare administration. The highly motivated student may elect courses in Directed Studies or Field Studies. Each student receives course advisement and career advisement from the Department faculty.
Requirements & Course Offerings
To review Healthcare Administration program requirements and course offerings, please visit our College Catalog (Hill Book).
What will I learn from the coursework?
The early courses in the major give students a thorough understanding of the American healthcare system. After those courses, students take courses in leadership, management, and issues in healthcare. The internship, advanced courses, and the senior seminar refine the students’ interests and prepare them for their job searches. Since 2008, the Department has offered courses and internships in healthcare supply chain management. For more information on this initiative, please click on the link in the sidebar on the left.
Career Options for Healthcare Administration Majors
The healthcare administration or management field is known for its wide range of professional opportunities. Graduates have traditionally found employment in long-term care administration, insurance, or hospital administration. In recent years, graduates have found employment in non-governmental organizations, public sector agencies, physician practice management, and healthcare supply chain management. Some students seek further professional education in a clinical field, business, policy, or public health.
Majors are required to complete a four-hundred hour internship for graduation; minors are encouraged to complete an internship of this length. The internship is a crucial piece of the students’ professionalization in the field and they are encouraged, if possible, to take more than one internship. Faculty or Career Services advise the students who seek internships.
Declaring the Healthcare Administration Major
Students who are interested in majoring or minoring in Healthcare Administration must meet with the Department chair.
The Department has earned full certification in AUPHA (Association of University Programs in Healthcare Administration).
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