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The Health Services Administration Program will prepare students for administrative management positions in a variety of settings.

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OU-C to offer courses leading to bachelor’s degree in health services administration

Students taking classes at Ohio University-Chillicothe will soon be able to pursue a bachelor’s degree in health services administration beginning this fall.

The academic offering is part of the Health Services Administration Program at Ohio University, and it prepares students for administrative management positions in settings such as hospitals, physician practices, managed care organizations and other health delivery systems.

“This offering underscores the campus’ commitment to serving its students and serving its region,” OU-C Dean Richard Bebee said. “This program prepares students for administrative careers in the growth health-care field and helps to ensure that this region has highly competent professionals administering health-care facilities. This is an important aspect in supporting the quality of life for this special region of the state.”

“This is an academic major that allows people with an interest in health care the opportunity to take courses where they can learn about management and health-care administration,” Susan Shea, program coordinator, said. “It is relevant to all allied health areas. Students can gain the knowledge and understanding they need to lead and manage in these types of environment.”

“With quality health-care facilities such as the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Adena Regional Medical Center, Berger Health System and Traditions Health Care, there are opportunities for students to gain practical experience and to learn from individuals with first-hand knowledge of the industry,” Shea said.

Plans are to offer the courses at Teays Valley High School in Ashville, Ohio where the campus will offer nursing classes, sometime in 2011.

In addition to courses leading to the bachelor’s degree, the campus will offer professional development workshops for individuals currently in the field.

For more information, contact Shea at sheas@ohio.edu or (740) 701-4116.