B.S. in Health Services Administration

A Four-Year Bachelor's Degree

The HSA degree contains several electives and frequently students obtain a concentration or minor in related areas. HSA students have pursued additional courses in psychology, law, biology, business, philosophy and gerontology.


Overview of the health care system. Reviews the history and current status of various segments of health care. Includes an analysis of the impact of socioeconomic, political, and current health care issues and trends.

Emphasizes the legal and ethical processes and their application to the health care organization, administrator, staff, employees, and patients. Includes ethical dimensions of the decision-making process and current ethical issues in health care.

Management theory and practice as applied by managers of health services. Emphasizes analysis of the manager's roles, interactions with people, the organization, and the environment. Special emphasis on human resource issues.

Integrates long-range goal planning with dimensions of marketing for health care services. Concepts, techniques, and theories used in the planning and management of marketing in the health care industry.

Focuses on the analysis of data common to health care. Includes data description, elements of probability, distribution of random variables, estimation and confidence intervals, binomial and normal distributions, hypothesis testing, contingency tables, regression analysis, and ANOVA.

Examines decision making in health services administration by extensive use of case studies. Integrates material from other HSA courses into the study of decisions facing all types of health care organizations.

Independent research in health care management conducted under faculty supervision. Prerequisite: Permission of the instructor.

A structured assignment which allows student to gain practical experience in a health care management position relating to an area of career interest. Student is directed by the internship director and supervised by a member of the cooperating organization. Prerequisite: Permission of health services administration program director.

Lectures and discussion of topics not covered in regular course offerings. Provides greater depth to topics of special interest or explores rapidly changing areas in health services administration.