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.


HSA–405 Health Care Systems: Issues and Trends (3 credits)

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.

HSA–406 Jurisprudence and Ethics in Health Care (3 credits)

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.

HSA–414 Health Care Management Theory and Human Resources (3 credits)

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.

HSA–420 Health Care Planning and Marketing (3 credits)

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.

HSA–467 Statistics Appraisal/Evaluation (3 credits)

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.

HSA–490 Decision Making in Health Care (3 credits)

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.

HSA–495 Independent Study (1-3 credits)

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

HSA–498 Internship in Health Services Administration (1-6 credits)

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 the health services administration program director.

HSA–499 Special Topics in Health Services Administration (1-3 credits)

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.

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