Health Services Administration
This major has an interdisciplinary focus on business and health informatics. This major does encompass healthcare management and does make students employable in healthcare organizations but has a broader scope.  It goes beyond delivery of health care, looking at pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and medical device companies. This major combines such areas to prepare graduates for the ever-changing, highly competitive field. The health services administration major provides the theoretical business foundations as well as the practical skills needed to manage in the health services industry. Our program differentiates itself from other programs with its interdisciplinary focus – looking at the necessary business, medical terminology and coding documentation, compliance with Federal and State healthcare policies, rules/regulations, and insurance (Medicare, Medicaid and Private) knowledge and skills.  Our program combines theory and application. Students will be encouraged to seek internships to gain further practical experience.
Students in the Health Services Administration Major will:

  • Develop skills in navigating and managing health insurance plans
  • Develop skills in managing resources, including human resources, of an organization
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the issues and problems in the delivery of health services
  • Apply ethical reasoning and decision-making relating to health services administration
  • Synthesize and apply knowledge and skills through an integrative experience relating to health services administration.

“Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.” (Source:  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2016-17 Edition, Medical and Health Services Managers. Potential Careers Paths in Health Services Administration include Business Analysts; Health Information Management Directors; Program Managers; Practice Administrators; Clinical Directors; and Health Services Managers.