Health Services Administration B.S.

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The B.S. in Health Services Administration prepares students to become leaders in healthcare organizations in a time of rapid change and expansion. Future administrators must be prepared to deal with evolving integrated patient care delivery systems, technological innovations, and an increasingly complex regulatory environment, while improving efficiency and quality.

The program integrates theory, practical experience, and relevant case studies, developing a comprehensive understanding of the healthcare industry and a focused leadership style adapted to the reality of patient care delivery today. The program ends with an internship customized based on the student’s area of interest and focus.

The Health Services Administration B.S. program in the School of Nursing, Education and Human Studies is accredited by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.


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Robert Morris University faculty and staff speak with other healthcare officials about the benefits of a Health Services Administration bachelor's degree.

Contact Information

Samantha Monda, Ph.D., NCC, CMPC
Acting Department Head, Psychology and Health Sciences
School of Nursing, Education, and Human Studies

Holly Hampe, DSc, RN, MHA, MRM
Health Services Administration Program Director
412-397-5483 phone

4-Year Course Plan

Freshman Year, Fall

  • HSAM 1275 Introduction of Health Services Administration (1st 8 weeks)
  • CSEN 1010/1020 Reading & Writing or Argument & Research 3
  • PSYC 1010 General Psychology
  • INFS1020 Intro Decision Support Systems
  • Open Elective
  • FYSP 1000 First Year Studies Seminar

Freshman Year, Spring

  • ECON 1010 Survey of Economics
  • CSEN 1030 Public Speaking
  • SOCI 1020 or SOCI 1010 Principles of Sociology
  • HUMA 1010 Art & Music
  • MATH 1010 or higher level College Math or higher level

Sophomore Year, Fall

  • HSAM 2300 Health Services Administration I (1st 8 weeks)
  • HSAM 2350 Health Services Administration II (2nd 8 weeks)
  • ELIT XXXX Literature
  • CSCM 2040/2050 Professional Communication in the Workplace or Intercultural Communication
  • STAT 2110 Statistics

Sophomore Year, Spring

  • HIST/POLS X History/Political Science
  • HSAM 2400 Health Care Law & Ethics (8 weeks)
  • HSAM 2500 Basic Principles of Health Economics (8 weeks)
  • INFS 3440 Healthcare Informatics
  • CSCM 2040/2050 Professional Communication in the Workplace or Intercultural Communication

Junior Year, Fall

  • HSAM 3600 Fundamentals of Health Policy (8 Weeks)
  • HSAM 3450 Introduction to Managed Care (8 Weeks)
  • Intro of Quality Mgmt & Performance Improvement in Healthcare (8 Weeks)
  • Open Elective
  • Open Elective

Junior Year, Spring

  • HSAM 3500 Healthcare Financial Administration (8 Weeks)
  • HSAM 3700 Strategic Plan for Health Care (8 Weeks)
  • HSAM 3150 Healthcare Data Analytics (8 Weeks)
  • Science Requirement
  • Open Elective

Senior Year, Fall

  • HSAM 4820 Human Resources Administration (8 Weeks)
  • HSAM 4200 Budgeting/Financial Accounting (8 Weeks)
  • HSAM 4250 Research for Health Professionals (COMM) (8 Weeks)
  • HSAM 4830 Development (1st 8 weeks) (COMM)
  • Open Elective

Senior Year, Spring

  • HSAM 4800 Marketing for Health Service Organization (8 Weeks)
  • HSAM 4850 Undergraduate Thesis Health Care (COMM) (15 Weeks)
  • HSAM 4309 Internship (COMM) (15 Weeks)
Mission Statement

The Robert Morris University undergraduate Health Services Administration program prepares students, regionally and nationally, for management positions within a broad array of healthcare organizations through innovative and experiential learning opportunities. The program curriculum reflects certification standards, including evidence-based leadership principles in the healthcare environment and the quadruple aim framework. Through emphasis on networking and service activities, the students participate in a variety of opportunities and practical field experiences, transforming program graduates into effective and engaged healthcare professionals.

Application Process

Please see our Undergraduate Admissions Requirements page for more information.

Teaching, Learning, & Assessment Methods

Teaching/Learning Methods: 1)  Discussion Board Questions (written and video), 2) Focused Individual Writing Assignments, 3) Day in the Life Interviews 4) Quizzes/Exams 5) Synchronous/Simulation Exercises, 6) Weekly Learning Summaries,  7) Team Activities/Case Studies, 8) Internships/Field Assignments, 9) Reflective Papers, 10) Blogs/Journals, 11) Readings/Videos, 12) Finance or other analysis problems
Assessment Methods: 1) Quiz scores and feedback, 2) Presentation feedback, 3) Competency Assessments, 4) Discussion Board Rubrics. 5) Written Assignment Rubric , 6) Reflective Exercise Rubric, 7) Process Analysis Assignment Rubric,  8)Team-Self and Peer Assessments, 9) Learning Summary scoring, 10) Course participation 11) Preceptor evaluations, 12) Self evaluation and Evaluations of the Preceptor, 13) Time logs

Outcomes Measures:

  • Degree Completion: From the inception of the program in 2014, the completion rate is 86%
  • Employment rates: From the inception of the program in 2014, 98% of the graduates were employed within 90 days of graduation 

Sample Courses:

These are some of the classes for students in this academic program:

Healthcare Financial Administration
Healthcare Law & Ethics
Professional Career Development
Major Credits
Health Services Administration, Information Science
Core Credits
Communication Skills, Economics, Humanities, History, Sciences, etc.
Elective Credits

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More than ever before, today’s complex healthcare environment needs skilled clinicians,  expert communicators, and good people. Our students are about more than a major.

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