Health Services Administration, B.S. (55 Credit Major)

The program in Health Services Administration aims to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills needed by administrators in hospitals, community health facilities, nursing homes, extended care facilities, financing and insurance agencies, health maintenance organizations, managed care organizations, and other health services programs. Career opportunities involving hospital administration, the management of long-term care, managed care, and ambulatory care facilities, and the planning and implementing of many different kinds of health services were all considered in designing this program. The curriculum also prepares students for graduate study in Health Services Administration.

The Health Services Administration Program offers a course of study leading to a B.S. degree. The curriculum includes basic study in the social, economic, behavioral, and natural sciences to provide a broad liberal arts background for the professional course sequence. Students who major or minor in Health Services Administration can become eligible for admission to the New York State Licensing Examination for Nursing Home Administrators. For information about this examination, consult the Department of Health Sciences.

Admission Requirements

An application for admission to the program in Health Services Administration requires a cumulative index of 2.5 for admission to the program.

The distribution of courses and credits to be earned by majors pursuing the general program in Health Services Administration is as follows (55 credits):

9 credits in Departmental courses:

Credits
HSD 266The U.S. Health Care Delivery System

3

HSD 269Fundamentals of Biostatistics for Health Professionals

3

HSD 306Epidemiology

3

20 credits in Health Services Administration:

Credits
HSA 267Management of Health Organizations

3

HSA 312Managed Health Care

3

HSA 301Human Resources Management and Labor Relations in Health Services

3

HSA 304Financial Aspects of Health Care Administration

3

HSA 402Research and Program Evaluation in Health Services Administration

3

HSA 403Strategic Management: Health Planning in a Competitive Environment

3

HSA 440Seminar in Health Services Administration: Analysis of Field Work Experience

2

6 credits of required electives, chosen from the following list:

HEA, REC, REH, AND EXS COURSES MAY BE USED TO FULFILL THE HSA MAJOR ELECTIVE REQUIREMENTS. COURSES MAY IN SOME INSTANCES REQUIRE APPROVAL BY THE PROFESSOR WHO TEACHES THE COURSE.

Credits
HSD Courses:

HSD 240Nutrition and Health

3

HSD 308Legal Issues in Health Care

3

 

HSA Courses:

HSA 320Long-Term Care Administration

3

HSA 325Nursing Home Administration

3

 

ENW 300Business Writing

3

ENW 3070Health and Science Writing

3

 

PHI 172Contemporary Moral Issues

3

PHI 330Business Ethics

3

 

SOC 240Death, Dying, and Bereavement

3

SOC 305Sociology of Health Care

3

 

PSY 335Health Psychology

3

HIN 268Growth and Development

3

 

BBA 204Principles of Management

3

BBA 336Business Law I

3

ENW 300 and ENW 3070 (Must Have English Department Approval.)

PHI 330 (PREREQ: BBA 204 or Philosophy Department Permission.)

SOC 305 (Must Have Taken SOC 166.)

HIN 268 (Must Have Nursing Department Approval.)

8 credits in Health Services Administration internship:

Credits
HSA 470Administrative Skills in Health Services Organizations I

4

HSA 471Administrative Skills in Health Services Organizations II

4

6 credits in Psychology:

Credits
PSY 166General Psychology

3

PSY One 200- or 300-level PSY course

200/300-level PSY course: Chosen with advisement.

6 credits in Economics and Accounting:

Credits
ECO 166Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

Or

ECO 167Introduction to Microeconomics

3

And

ACC 171Principles of Accounting I

3