Healthcare Administration

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Bachelor of Science in Health Science

Healthcare Administration Overview

Want to provide critical support to people who save lives every day? A career in healthcare administration may be what you’ve been looking for. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the healthcare industry as a whole could see an increase for medical services. Managers may need to further organize and manage medical information and healthcare staffs in all areas of the industry.

At ECPI University’s School of Health Science, Medical Careers Institute (MCI), you could earn your Bachelor of Science Degree in Health Science with a concentration in Healthcare Administration in as little as 2.5 years through MCI’s year-round program.  

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Healthcare Administration Possible Career Track

Medical and Healthcare Administration executives coordinate, plan, direct and supervise the delivery of healthcare. These professionals are either specialists in charge of a clinical department or generalists who manage an entire facility or organization.

The healthcare industry is looking for well-educated caring professionals to oversee: 

  • Long-term Care Centers
  • Community Health and Physician Office Practices
  • Hospital Departments
  • Medical Units
  • Outpatient Centers

Healthcare Administration Outcomes

Healthcare Administration students first learn basic business and accounting skills as they apply to the healthcare industry. They then learn about health information systems, managed care systems, marketing a healthcare business, public health issues, and legal and ethical issues in healthcare. The acute care track prepares entry level managers for work in hospitals, clinics, and emergency centers. The long term care track prepares students for careers as long term care administrators in skilled nursing facilities, nursing homes, and assisted living.

Upon completion of this program, graduates are expected to:

  • Critically analyze research findings for evidence-based medicine and management practices by applying core healthcare administration and fundamental knowledge of the arts and sciences for decision-making.
  • Distinguish the legal and ethical standards of practice for healthcare administrators in a variety of healthcare settings and situations.
  • Explain the complex relationships between healthcare payers, institutions, and customers within the state, nation, and foreign countries from economic and financial perspectives.
  • Apply principles of healthcare administration within the continuum of care.
  • Compare and contrast various U.S. healthcare delivery systems nationally and globally.
  • Understand and utilize epidemiologic assessments, economic trends, population changes, and healthcare trends.
  • Identify and recognize current and future health information technology, biotechnology, and other technological implications in the delivery of healthcare services.
  • Apply skills, values, and knowledge from the coursework to present a complex business proposal for a healthcare unit.
  • Assess community needs for healthcare technologies.

Healthcare Administration Curriculum

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*For allowable substitutions of arts and sciences courses, see the Arts & Sciences Department page.

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Visit the ECPI University Catalog for the most current program information.