Health Care Administration

The Health Care Administration program integrates the theoretical foundation of health care administration with practical application.

The curriculum is designed to promote the development of high moral character in students as they prepare to utilize ethical decision-making practices in positions of leadership and management in health care organizations.

The B.S. in Health Care Administration has been carefully designed to address both the depth and breadth of subject material using the National Center for Healthcare Leadership (NCHL) Health Leadership Competency Model as a guide.

The NCHL Model contains three domains with 26 competencies: The three domains– Transformation, Execution, and People – capture the complexity and dynamic quality of the health leader’s role and reflect the dynamic realities in health leadership today.


Part 1: General Studies Core
(See Core Studies Requirements)

Part 2: Health Care Administration Major

Required courses: 50-53 credits, 31 credits in residence, 49-52 credits upper division.

EC 203Economics3
HCA/COMM 270The Context and Language of Health Care2
BUS/PS 303Business and Employment Law3
HCA 301Health Care Organization and Delivery3
HCA 302Principles of Managed Care3
HCA 303Alternative Health Care3
HCA/SOC 341Intro to the Professions, the Professional, and Professional Ethics3
BUS 310Management Theory and Practice3
BUS/PSY 321Organizational Behavior and Design3
HCA/REL/SOC 352Society, Health Care, and Bioethics2
BUS 393Research Methods and Applied Statistics4
HCA 402Finances and Budgeting of Health Care Organizations3
HCA 403Public Policy, the Law, and Ethics in Health Care3
HCA 404Introduction to Public Health Administration3
HCA 412Health Care Ethics3
HCA 450Critical Issues in Health Care3
BUS 495Internship3-6

Program Outcomes

On successful completion of the major in Health Care Administration, graduates will be able to demonstrate:

  • Proficiency in the basic concepts, theories, models, and vocabulary associated with transformation: achievement orientation, analytical thinking, community orientation, financial skills, information seeking, innovative thinking, and strategic orientation.
  • Proficiency in the basic concepts, theories, models, and vocabulary associated with execution: accountability, change leadership, collaboration, communication skills, impact and influence, initiative, information technology management, organizational awareness, performance measurement, process management, and organizational design, and project management.
  • Proficiency in the basic concepts, theories, models, and vocabulary associated with people: human resource management, interpersonal understanding, professionalism, relationship building, self-confidence, self-development, talent development, and team leadership.

Student outcomes are also measured in association with department outcomes which are aligned with the College’s core themes.

(Updated Sept. 2015)