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C.W. Post Campus B.S. in Health Care Administration

College of Management

School of Public Service

B.S. in Health Care Administration

The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Care Administration is designed to prepare students for a career in the organization and management of health services. Upon completion of their course of study, students will be prepared to assume entry and mid-level positions in health care administration. Through their studies, students will acquire a familiarity and understanding of the health services sector, particularly its political, social and economic dimensions. Throughout the course of study, special emphasis will be placed upon developing the students’ ability to identify, comprehend, describe and differentiate among the major components of the health services system. Potential work sites for graduates include positions in large and complex health agencies, ambulatory services programs, regulatory agencies and insurance programs, management positions in nursing homes, group medical practices, and unit management within hospitals. In the largest hospitals, positions would include assignments in central services, materials management, purchasing, security, admissions and the business office.

Career Opportunities in Health Care Administration
Within the past decade, the job of the health care administrator has changed from one which required limited professional education to one which, as an absolute minimum, requires a basic competency in several aspects of the field. The goal of this program is to provide a comprehensive academic foundation to those seeking a health care administration career. It is expected that employment in this field will grow much faster than the average for all occupations. Factors which will contribute to this increasing demand for health professionals are population growth, the increasingly significant segment of the population that is 55 years of age or older, and the general public's increasing consciousness of its health.

Among the variety of jobs that graduates of the program will be prepared to assume include: Assistant Hospital Administrator, Assistant to the Comptroller, Interviewer/Personnel Assistant, Assistant Administrator, Admitting Officer, Unit Administrator, and Claims Auditor. Among the potential work sites for the holder of the B.S. degree are junior positions in large and complex health agencies, ambulatory services programs, regulatory agencies and insurance programs, management positions in nursing homes, group medical practices, and unit management within hospitals. In the largest hospitals, positions would include assignments in central services, materials management, purchasing, security, admissions and the business office.

Health Care Administration (33 credits)

HAD 10 - The American Health System
HAD 11 - Health Planning
HPA 13 - Legal Aspects of Health/Public Administration
HPA 14 - Financial Management in the Health/Public Sector
HPA 15 - Resource Allocation in the Health/Public Sector
HPA 18 - Research Methods
HPA 19 - Statistics for the Administrator
HPA 20 - Computer Based Management Systems
HPA 30 - Critical Issues in Health/Public Administration
HPA 32 - Health/Public Administration Internship (6 Credits)

Related Requirements (9 Credits)

POL 2 - American National Government
POL 80 - Administrative Behavior or POL 84 - Executive Process
PHIL 19 - Medical Ethics

Liberal Arts Requirements and College 101 (51 Credits)

Free Electives (31 Credits)

Liberal Arts Electives (5 credits)

Total Credit Requirements = 129


Typical Program in Health Care Administration

Freshman Year

Credits
English 1, 2

6

Science Core 8
History/Philosophy

6

HAD 10

3

HPA 13

3

POL 2, 80

6

College 101

1

Oral Competency 01

0

Library Competency 01

0

  33

Sophomore Year

Credits
Economics 11, 12

6

Philosophy 13 3
HPA 15, 18

6

Fine Art

3

Free Electives

12

Math Core

3

  33

Junior Year

Credits
HPA 19, 30

6

Fine Art 3
Philosophy 19

3

Language/Literature

6

Free Electives

12

Liberal Arts Elective

2

  32

Senior Year

Credits
HPA 14, 20, 32

12

HAD 11 3
Social Science

6

Free Electives

7

Liberal Arts Elective

3

  31

 
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