Official Catalog September 2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]
Health Services Administration, BS
B&SC Code: HSAD
CIP Code: 51.2211
New York Hegis Code: 1202
Available online in all states
The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration program is designed to prepare graduates for entry-level and assistant management positions in medical settings such as hospitals, clinics, nursing care facilities, doctors’ offices, and insurance companies. Health services administrators are often responsible for creating and implementing policy and procedures, hiring and supervising staff, controlling finances, ordering supplies, and coordinating plans and activities with those of other health care managers.
The central focus of the program is to provide a comprehensive base in health-related knowledge and concepts and as well as the management of health services and facilities, with emphases on finance, legal aspects in healthcare, and information systems. The Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration program prepares students to excel in decision-making skills, critical thinking, and small group communications.
Research opportunities and field experiences offer students insight into real-world applications of the information and skills they learn in class and help students prepare to successfully transition into a health care administration or management career.
Graduates of this degree plan will achieve the following program and institutional outcomes:
- Analyze and apply contemporary knowledge and skill sets to work and problem solve effectively in a managerial/leadership capacity and health services setting.
- Utilize effective skills in leadership, long-term care management, human resource development, financial and strategic planning, legal and ethical considerations, and patient safety and quality care in the health services environment.
- Evaluate and apply leadership skills, including recognizing and using soft skills in the healthcare environment.
- Use legal and ethical principles to analyze and apply management practices of healthcare organizations and delivery of patient care.
- Research information management systems to evaluate and select technologies appropriate to a particular healthcare setting.
- Utilize appropriate current technology and resources to locate and evaluate information needed to accomplish a goal, and then communicate findings in visual, written and/or oral formats.
- Transfer knowledge, skills and behaviors acquired through formal and informal learning and life experiences to new situations.
- Employ strategies for reflection on learning and practice in order to adjust learning processes for continual improvement.
- Follow established methods of inquiry and mathematical reasoning to form conclusions and make decisions.
- Participate in social, academic, and professional communities for individual growth and to function as a citizen of a multicultural world.