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Health Services Administration

Health Services Administration

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.

16:1
Student to faculty ratio for classroom instruction at OHIO Southern
97%
OHIO Southern first-year students received financial aid in Fall 2021*

Health Services Administration Courses

Complete at least 120 semester hours in combination with the core, professional courses and general education.

FULL PROGRAM DETAILS

Example Curriculum

Interprofessional Education in Health Care

College of Health Sciences and Professions requirement:

Complete a total of two credit hours from the following:

  • CFS 4070 - Interprofessional Gerontology Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 1200 - Survey of Health Professions and Collaborative Healthcare Credit Hours: 2
  • IHS 2112 - Introduction to Interprofessional Education and Practice in Health Care Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 2220 - Cultural Competency in Interprofessional Health Care Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 2420 - One Health: Intersection of People, Animals and the Environment Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 2820 - Interprofessional Healthcare Through Creative Arts Credit Hours: 2
  • IHS 2930 - Interprofessionalism in Healthcare Credit Hours: .5 - 3
  • IHS 3250 - Interprofessional Health Promotion Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 3934 - Interprofessional Experiential Learning Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 3934C - Interprofessional Community Experience Credit Hours: 2
  • IHS 4430 - Working on an Interprofessional Healthcare Team Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 4510 - Interprofessional Health Care in Rural/Underserved Populations Credit Hours: 1 - 3
  • IHS 4514 - Professional and Clinical Ethics for the Health Professions Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 4518 - Interprofessional Grand Rounds Credit Hours: 1 - 3

 

Health Services Administration Core Requirements

  • HLTH 2000 - Introduction to Public Health Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 2170 - Health System Organization, Financing, and Delivery Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 3160 - Human Resources Management in Health Care Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 3250 - Long Term Care Administration Core of Knowledge Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 3300 - Community Health Epidemiology Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 3350 - Leadership and Management of Health Care Organizations Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 3735 - Introduction to Health Informatics Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 3850 - Quality Improvement in Healthcare Organizations Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 4210 - Health Care Finance I Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 4375 - Health Care Policy Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 4445 - Health Care Law and Ethics Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 4585 - Strategic Marketing for Health Care Organizations Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 4665 - Administrative Applications in Health Care Organizations Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 4910 - Internship in Health Services Administration Credit Hours: 4 - 6
  • OR

  • HLTH 4920 - Practicum in Nursing Home Administration Alternatives Credit Hours: 6

Professional Course Requirements

  • ACCT 1010 - Foundations of Accounting Credit Hours: 3
  • COMS 1030 - Fundamentals of Public Speaking Credit Hours: 3
  • ECON 1030 - Principles of Microeconomics Credit Hours: 3
  • ECON 1040 - Principles of Macroeconomics Credit Hours: 3
  • MGT 2000 - Introduction to Management Credit Hours: 3
  • MGT 3400 - Organizational Behavior Credit Hours: 3
  • MKT 2020 - Marketing Principles Credit Hours: 3

Accounting/Finance

Complete one of the following courses:

  • ACCT 1020 - Decision Making with Accounting Credit Hours: 3
  • FIN 3000 - Introduction to Corporate Finance Credit Hours: 3

Economics

Complete one of the following courses:

  • ECON 2650 - Fundamental Health Economics Credit Hours: 3

  • ECON 3150 - Economics of Health Care Credit Hours: 3

Statistics

Complete one of the following courses:

  • PSY 1110 - Elementary Statistical Reasoning Credit Hours: 3

  • PSY 2110 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences Credit Hours: 4

Professional Electives

Complete two courses from the following (at least 3 credit hours need to be 3000 or 4000 level):

  • CFS 2720 - Aging and Family Relations in Modern Society Credit Hours: 3
  • CFS 3700X - The Business of Aging Credit Hours: 3
  • CFS 3800 - Death, Dying and Bereavement Credit Hours: 3
  • CFS 4070 - Interprofessional Gerontology Credit Hours: 3
  • ECON 2600 - Economics of Health Disparities Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 2230 - Introduction to Appalachian Studies Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 2300 - Medical Terminology Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 2901 - Health Aspects of Aging Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 3400 - Contemporary Problems in Health Care Organizations Credit Hours: 3
  • HLTH 4220 - Health Care Finance II Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 2210 - Introduction to Global Health Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 2220 - Cultural Competency in Interprofessional Health Care Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 3222 - Comparative Health Systems Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 3240 - Overview of Healthcare Advocacy Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 4400 - Veterans Health: United States Military Culture and History Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 4430 - Working on an Interprofessional Healthcare Team Credit Hours: 3
  • IHS 4510 - Interprofessional Health Care in Rural/Underserved Populations Credit Hours: 1 - 3
  • IHS 4514 - Professional and Clinical Ethics for the Health Professions Credit Hours: 3
  • POLS 2000 - American Politics, Policy, and Administration Credit Hours: 3
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    Potential Careers


    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

    • As of 2021, Medical and Health Services Managers earn an annual median wage of $101,340
    • Employment demand for Medical and Health Services Managers in Ohio is projected to grow by more than 15% by 2030.
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    Tuition and Fees


    The OHIO Guarantee takes the guesswork out of budgeting for college and provides a fixed rate table for tuition and most fees for four years (or 12 consecutive semesters).

    Financial aid for undergraduate students (regardless of discipline) is available in the form of scholarships, grants and student loans. Visit our Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships to learn more.

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    West Virginia and Kentucky Residents


    Exploring the Southern or Eastern Campus? Residents of West Virginia can now qualify for in-state tuition. Kentucky residents in nearby counties can qualify for in-state tuition at OHIO Southern or Athens. Access the resources of a large, public university at an affordable, regional campus rate.

Program Admission Requirements

First-Year Students

Anyone who holds a high school diploma or has a GED certificate is eligible for admission to any Ohio University regional campus. Regional campuses have a rolling admissions policy which means that students may be admitted anytime during the year. Applicants will be accepted until class begins each semester. However, prospective students are advised to begin the application process as soon as possible so that they may be given important dates and deadlines in a timely manner. Freshmen applicants are encouraged to complete an online application for enrollment.

 

Transfer and Current OHIO Students

You are a transfer applicant if you have completed nine or more semester (12 quarter) hours at another institution after you graduated from high school. If you have completed fewer than nine semester hours, you will apply as a freshman applicant. To apply as a transfer student, applicants are encouraged to complete an online application for enrollment.

 

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