In order to prepare its students, the University of Evansville’s HSA programs (housed in the School of Health Sciences) take an interdisciplinary approach to its curricula, giving students the opportunity to take classes in a large spectrum of disciplines. Students also have access to numerous study abroad opportunities in China and the UK at Harlaxton College. Above all, students will be prepared for the real world through purposeful experiences in internship placements. HSA undergraduates (who are required to participate in two internships) will have the opportunity to experience different areas of health care and find the right fit prior to graduation. This is how students find balance and are prepared for personal and professional success.

Growing Industry

The changes in health care in recent years have created a need for managers who can deal with a multitude of challenges specific to the health care industry. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the demand for individuals with a degree in health administration is projected to increase faster than the average for all occupations through the next five to ten years. Health care administrators are employed in a variety of organizations and environments. These may include the following:

  • Government agencies
  • Health insurance companies
  • Health maintenance organizations
  • Hospitals and clinics
  • Managed care companies
  • Mental health facilities
  • Outpatient care facilities
  • Pharmaceutical companies
  • Public health agencies
  • Voluntary health agencies