Healthcare Administration Overview
Whether you have just finished high school or are looking for a career change and want to serve in the health care field, this program is great for students in all career stages! In 2.5 years, through our year-round schedule, you can earn your Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science with a concentration in Healthcare Administration.
The business of healthcare needs well-educated caring professionals to manage:
- Medical Units
- Long-term Care Centers
- Hospital Departments
- Community Health and Physician Office Practices
According to U.S. Department of Labor projections, employment of medical and health services managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2006 to 2016, faster than the average for all occupations. The healthcare industry will continue to expand and diversify, requiring managers to help ensure smooth business operations.*
Medical and health services managers plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of healthcare. These workers are either specialists in charge of a specific clinical department or generalists who manage an entire facility or system.
For more information about this program and its outcomes, please see the program description in the University Catalog. Healthcare Administration Program Description
What You Can Learn in Healthcare Administration
The program is dedicated to providing student-centered education opportunities in the fundamental areas of healthcare administration including:
- Community Health
- Healthcare Research
- Long-term Care Administration
- Global Health
- Managed Care
- Healthcare Delivery Systems
This innovative curriculum is built on a foundation of liberal arts and sciences preparing the graduate for a successful career in healthcare administration. The program encourages inquiry, research, analysis, and critical thinking in the area of healthcare administration.
The program fosters intellectual curiosity and independent thought and action. Graduates will serve as business advocates in the global healthcare workplace
Where You Can Go in Healthcare Administration
Graduates in this field can work in leadership and management positions in hospitals, doctors' offices, community healthcare facilities, long-term care facilities, and outpatient care centers.
*Data Source: U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook Handbook - 2008-09 Edition