Health Administration – Course of Study

The curriculum has both online and onsite components. The curriculum establishes a basic foundation in business principles followed by specific applications to the field of health care. An important component of the program is the experiential coursework, namely practicum and internships totaling 6 credit hours. Current professionals in the field may have one of their experiential courses waived, thereby reducing the requirements to 42 credits. Graduates of the program will achieve proficiency in the following areas:

  • Understanding the profession and health care organizations
  • Legal and ethical issues
  • Health in the community
  • Organizational and government policy
  • Financial accounting and management
  • Leadership and managing human resources
  • Organizational planning and marketing

 

Core Requirements 25 Cr

Understanding Health Care Organizations

2 cr

Financial Management

2 cr

Human Resources Management

2 cr

Research and Program Evaluation

2 cr

Managing and Analyzing Health Care Information

3 cr

Quality Healthcare Management

3 cr

Leadership and Managing People

2 cr

Legal Issues in Health Care

3 cr

Ethical Issues in Health Care

3 cr

Organizational and Government Policy on Health Care

3 cr

Core Electives: Choose 2 of the 3 (5-6 Cr)

Marketing and Promotion

2 cr

Epidemiology

3 cr

Health in the Community

3 cr

Experiential Training (3-6 Cr)

Practicum

3 cr

Internship

 3 cr

General Electives 8-9 cr
Students may choose a range of electives from business, health,information technology, professional writing, ethics and other fields. These electives may be used to partially fulfill the requirements of a certificate program.