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Ohio University's nine undergraduate colleges offer more than 250 programs of study. Students may select from a wide variety of majors, minors and certificates. While most undergraduate programs at the Athens campus are designed to be completed in four years, a limited number of two-year degree programs are available as well.

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

Major code BS8119

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

Cory Cronin, contact person, croninc@ohio.edu

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.

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

1. Students will be able to explain the role of key stakeholders in the health care system.

2. Students will be able to explain the interrelationships between cost, quality, and access variables in terms of the health care system.

3. Students will be able to summarize significant pieces of health care legislation.

4. Students will be able to explain the key management functions displayed by health care administrators.

5. Students will be able to analyze financial data and information to make justifiable decisions that impact the overall performance of health care organizations.

6. Students will be able to demonstrate competence in a wide variety of verbal communication skills and techniques across formal and informal setting.

 

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.