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Health Services Administration Major (B.S.H.)

Program Overview

The health services administration program provides students with a fundamental understanding of the health care industry and its professional environment so that individuals can be successful in their chosen career path. The managerial skills and principles obtained from the program, when combined with a thorough understanding of the health care delivery system, provide students with the solid foundation needed for future career success. The program prepares students for entry level administrative, general staff, and other non-clinical positions in a variety of sectors within the health care industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • Students will be able to identify and explain the role of key stakeholders in the health care system.
  • Students will be able to explain and describe the interrelationships between cost, quality, and access variables in terms of the health care system.
  • Students will be able to recognize and summarize the following significant pieces of health care legislation: Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA, PPACA, EMTALA.
  • Students will be able to explain, distinguish, and categorize the following key management functions displayed by health care administrators: Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Leading, and Controlling.
  • Students will be able to analyze financial data and information in order to make justifiable decisions that impact the overall performance of health care organizations.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate competence in a wide variety of verbal communication skills and techniques across formal and informal settings.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

    Opportunities Upon Graduation

    Upon graduation students are prepared to seek employment in a wide variety of entry level positions, including non-clinical staff positions in hospitals, physician practices, managed care organizations, home health care agencies, community health centers, and other emerging health organizations. Additionally, the program is excellent preparation for admission into graduate professional programs in health administration, business, or public health.

    Academic Catalog

    The academic catalog provides additional information about curriculum and courses for this major.
    Academic Catalog

    Program Details

    Degree
    Bachelor of Science in Health
    Code
    BS8119

    Contact

    College of Health Sciences and Professions
    Social and Public Health, Department of
    Grover Center W324
    Athens, OH 45701
    Phone: 740.593.4675
    Fax: 740.593.0555
    www.ohio.edu/chsp/sph

    Administrative Contact

    Cory Cronin, contact person
    croninc@ohio.edu