Health Services Administration B.S.
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The B.S. in Health Services Administration is designed to prepare individuals as leaders in a wide variety of healthcare organizations. The program offers the knowledge and skills necessary to lead organizations in providing better healthcare for individuals, fostering better health for the population, and lowering per capita costs through improvement. Students develop a comprehensive and practical understanding of the healthcare industry.

Graduates go on to work in hospitals, physician offices, clinics, long-term care facilities, pharmaceutical companies, and government. Jobs include hospital department manager or CEO, nursing home administrator, clinic administrator, and medical office business manager.

Contact Information

William Wentling II, DSc, MS, RT(R)(N), CNMT
Department Head, Health Sciences
412-397-5486 phone

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)

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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