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HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HSA)

BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

 

The mission of the Health Services Administration program is to provide students with the academic foundation to be successful in the health care field. Graduates of the four-year program receive a Bachelor of Science in Health (BSH). The curriculum covers topics such as business administration in health care, gerontology, nursing facility and assisted-living regulations, accounting, reimbursement, marketing, health policy, law and human resource management.

 

The Health Services Administration program provides students with a fundamental understanding of the health care industry and its professional environment. Health care administrators plan, organize, direct, control and coordinate the delivery of health care. The program prepares students for entry-level administrative or other non-clinical positions in a variety of sectors in the health care industry, including hospitals, physician practices, managed-care organizations, home health care agencies and community health centers.

To see a sample of the Bachelors Degree in Health Services Administration, please scroll down to tentative semester planner.
 

To see a sample of the Bachelors Degree in Health Services Administration, please scroll down to tentative semester planner.

 

Bachelor of Health Services Administration Printable Program Brochure

 

 

INTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

Students in the Health Services Administration Program are required to complete a 400-hour internship field experience assignment.


➢  This internship is performed in a health services organization or agency.
➢  This internship is performed in the student’s senior year after all academic

coursework has been completed. It is intended to represent the final “capstone” experience for the undergraduate Health Services Administration major.

➢  The internship is project-based in that the student is expected to produce tangible

output for the host organization. The amount and type of projects are determined by interaction between the preceptor and student. It is expected that the student will select an internship site that is consistent with career interests and objectives.

 

 

COURSE OF STUDY

The BSH curriculum may be pursued on either a full-time or part-time basis with day and evening classes available. Students typically start fall semester, but may enter the program at any point during the academic calendar. Full-time students should take 15 or more credit hours per semester.


Part-time students may pursue the degree at a rate they desire, however a minimum of seven credit hours of course work each semester is recommended. Students completing the degree requirements will earn a Bachelor of Health Services Administration.

 

 

BHSA FACILITIES

The BSH program features a unique learning environment complete with multimedia classrooms and internships are arranged state of the art Health Care Institutions.

 

 

LOCATION

Bennett Hall, located at the center of the Ohio University Chillicothe campus, is home to the Health Service Administration program.

 

 

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

To qualify for admission, a student must be a high school graduate or GED recipient. Students not meeting these requirements should contact the Admissions Office at Ohio University Chillicothe for further information concerning admission. Students completing the degree requirements will earn a Bachelors Degree in Health Services Administration.

 

 

BHSA COURSE REQUIREMENTS

A student must complete the BHS major core requirements consisting of 45 semester hours and 34 semester hours of required professional courses. In addition, 30 hours of general education courses and 11 hours of general electives, for a total of 120 hours for degree completion.

 

 

FINANCIAL RESOURCES

Students are eligible for many different financial aid resources. These include:

➢  Federal Grants and Loans

➢  Ohio University Scholarships

➢  State Grants and Loans
 

To begin the process, you should apply for financial aid at www.fafsa.gov as soon as possible. For Ohio University Chillicothe, use the University Federal School Code: 003100 and 003102.

 

For more information about the financial aid process, contact our Financial Aid Office at (740) 774-7289 or toll free at (877) GO-2-OUCH.

 

 

GENERAL EDUCATION

Ohio University believes that, as an educated person, you need certain intellectual skills in order to participate effectively in society. These include: the ability to communicate through the written word, the ability to use quantitative or symbolic reasoning, and broad knowledge of the major fields of learning. Therefore, students must take general education courses to complete a degree.

 

 

PROGRAM FEATURES

➢  This program prepares students for entry-level administrative or other non-clinical

positions in a variety of sectors in the health care industry, including hospitals, physician practices, managed-care organizations, home health care agencies and community health centers.

➢  This program also prepares graduates for admission to graduate professional

programs in health administration, business and public health.

➢ An Online Master’s of Health Administration Degree is available through Ohio

University Athens.

 

 

BACHELOR OF HEALTH SERVICES ADMINISTRATION

AREAS OF INTEREST

Students of health services administration learn all aspects of overseeing health care facilities and the services they provide. Instruction includes financial management, human resources, and policy-making.

 

 

ADVISING FAQS AND IMPORTANT FORMS
Suggested Program Template

This is a sample template to complete the degree in 4 years. In addition to the major requirements, you must meet university general education requirements of Tier II courses: a minimum of 21 semester hours of TIER II courses that are spread out in the 6 categories. You will need to take advantage of summer course offerings for some Tier II courses so that your load during regular semesters is lightened.


Tentative Semester Planner Information

SUBJECT - COURSE NAMES  

SEMESTER 1

MATH 1200 College Algebra
#### XXXX TIER II Applied Science/Mathematics
#### XXXX TIER II Cross- Cultural Perspectives
#### XXXX TIER II Humanities/Literature
HLTH 2000 Intro to Public Health

 

SEMESTER 2
#### XXXX TIER I English
#### XXXX TIER II Social Studies
#### XXXX TIER II Natural Science
#### XXXX TIER II Elective
HLTH 2170 Health System Organization, Financing, Delivery

 

SEMESTER 3
ACCT 1010 Foundations of Accounting
ECON 1030 Principles in Microeconomics
PSY 2110 Statistics for the Behavioral Science
MGT 2000 Introduction to Management
COMS 1030 Fundamentals of Public Speaking

 

SEMESTER 4
ACCT 1010 Foundations of Accounting  
ECON 1040 Principles in Macroeconomics
FIN 3000 Foundations of Financial Management
MKT 2020 Marketing Principles
#### XXXX TIER II Course

 

SEMESTER 5
#### XXXX TIER I Junior Composition
ECON 3150 Economics of Health Care  
HLTH 3160 Human Resource Management In Health Care  
HLTH 3300 Community Health Epidemiology
HLTH 3350 Leadership & Management in HCO

 

SEMESTER 6

HLTH 3400 Contemporary Problems in HCO
HLTH 3735 Information and Decision Support Systems for HCO  
HLTH 4210 Health Care Finance I
MGT 3400 Organizational Behavior
#### XXXX Free Elective

 

SEMESTER 7

HLTH 4220 Health Care Finance II
HLTH 4375 Health Care Policy
HLTH 4445 Health Care Law and Ethics
HLTH 4585 Strategic Marketing for HCO
#### XXXX Elective Course
#### XXXX Elective Course

 

SEMESTER 8

HLTH 4665 Administrative Applications in HCO  
HLTH 4910 Internship in HAS
#### XXXX Elective Course

 

 

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES UPON GRADUATION

Students, who earn a Bachelors degree in Health Services in Administration, work in a variety of positions in health care, such as, integrated health care systems, physician practices, public health organizations, community health organizations, health care associations, insurance carriers and third party administrators.

 

The Bureau of Labor Statistics has predicted a 23% growth for health care manager positions through the year 2023, much faster than the average for all occupations.

 

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT:

Anthony Motta
Lecturer
Bennett Hall 240
T: 740.774.7251

T: 740.681.3371
F: 740.774.7295
motta@ohio.edu

 

 

Information about the Faculty

Anthony Motta
Lecturer
Bennett Hall 240
T: 740.774.7251 T: 740.681.3371
motta@ohio.edu