The Bachelor of Applied Science in Health Services Administration is designed to provide skills and competencies that enable graduates to function as supervisors and managers in health care settings. A health care administrator is a well-trained and skilled professional who serves in a management capacity within a hospital, health care facility, agency, or other organization that offers health care and related services.
The health care field needs leaders like you
Today's health care environment is exciting and ever changing. You have the opportunity to enter this field as a manager with the skills and knowledge to make a difference. Managers deal with an array of factors impacting today's health care environment: Technology, regulations, accreditation, innovation in treatment and delivery, system finance and insurance reimbursement.
Health Services Administration students focus their studies in a program that prepares them to be Medical/Health Services managers who are responsible for planning, directing, coordinating and supervising the delivery of health care.
In order to qualify for admission to the Bachelor of Applied Sciences in Health Services Administration you must:
- Have a 2.5 overall GPA.
- Have earned a minimum of an A.S. or A.A. degree from a regionally accredited educational institution.
- Have successfully completed the following prerequisite courses with a grade of C or higher.
- STA2023 - Statistics
- ACG2021 - Financial Accounting
- ACG2071 - Managerial Accounting
- CGS1000 or 1101 - Microcomputer Applications
- ECO2023 - Principles of Microeconomics
The Health Services Administration Internship/Capstone course is designed to give the student direct experience in various health care settings. The capstone experience allows the student an opportunity to apply newly acquired knowledge and skills in an actual working situation. The capstone course is taken over two consecutive terms.
There are two tracks: Internship track and Supervised project track.
- The internship track is for students with no previous experience in health care. The areas where students may complete internship requirements are: hospitals, federal government, long-term care facilities, community health care centers, public health agencies, group practices, medical programs, volunteer agencies and mental health facilities. Students will complete a minimum of 90 hours.
- The supervised project track is for students who are working in the health care field. Students on the supervised project track will design and execute a project that is applicable to the health care setting.
There will be a comprehensive assessment to determine if individual students have met each of the articulated core student learning expectations.
Health services managers, also called health care executives or health care administrators, plan, direct and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, specialize in managing a specific clinical area or department, or manage a medical practice for a group of physicians.
The median annual wage of medical and health services managers was $84,270 in May 2010, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Employment is expected to grow by 22 percent from 2010 to 2020, faster than the average for all occupations.
In an effort to better serve our students, the Health Services Administration program has implemented a tracking process where faculty check in with students once every term to ensure that they are making satisfactory progress in the program and help them plan toward life after graduation. Students are encouraged to make an appointment with their faculty advisor in order to discuss any concerns they might have about their program experience.