A degree in Health Science with the Health Care Administration option is designed to build leadership, management, and administrative skills for students who are allied health professionals and/or who are licensed in a health professional discipline, such as nursing, physical therapy, radiography, para-medics, and respiratory therapy. This program prepares graduates for entry-level to mid-level leadership and administrative positions in a full array of healthcare organizations, including:
- Ambulatory care centers
- Surgery centers
- Medical practices
- Home health care agencies
Graduates may also find employment as consultants or with companies serving as vendors to the healthcare industry, as well as government healthcare agencies. This program provides training for positions in which clinical knowledge expertise is applied in a health care leadership and administrative environment.
Undergraduate students, especially those with allied health licensure, who plan to seek admission to health administration, health informatics, medical records, or other graduate-level health professional academic programs may also apply for admission to the option. Prerequisites for admission to the program can be integrated into the course of study if needed.
LENGTH OF STUDY
The length of study varies based on the student’s prior educational experience. The professional program curriculum provides the junior and senior years of the bachelor’s degree. Certain students may require additional coursework at the freshman or sophomore level.
Courses are offered through a flexible delivery system, with the vast majority of courses offered in a Distance Learning format.
Healthcare is a booming career field, with the employment of medical and health services professionals growing by a projected 10 to 15 percent faster than average, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Graduates from this program will be prepared to serve in leadership and administrative roles in a healthcare organization setting.