Health Services Administration, B.S. (54 Credit Major)

The program in Health Services Administration provides an economically and culturally diverse undergraduate student population with the critical knowledge and skills needed by health services managers who will work with clinicians to manage health care delivery systems, hospitals, organized physician groups, community health facilities (including ambulatory care facilities), nursing homes, extended care facilities, financing and insurance agencies, managed care organizations, and other organizations which either directly provide critical personal health care services or support the provision of those services.

This program serves a number of purposes:

  • To give students an enhanced capacity and opportunity to seek and obtain challenging administrative positions which allow them to plan, implement, and manage a wide variety of health services which are delivered in a comprehensive range of health services organizations and settings.

  • To provide students with an educational background which helps them to pursue a variety of health services career options, including certification and licensure options: for instance, an HSA major can help students meet the professional requirements which will make them eligible for admission to the New York State Licensing Examination for Nursing Home Administrators. 

  • To prepare students for graduate study in Health Services Administration.


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.

Distribution of Required Courses and Credits

The distribution of courses and credits to be earned by majors pursuing the general program in Health Services Administration is as follows (54 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

18 credits in Health Services Administration:

Credits
HSA 267Management of Health Organizations

3

HSA 301Human Resources Management and Labor Relations in Health Services

3

HSA 304Financial Aspects of Health Care Administration

3

HSA 312Managed Health Care

3

HSA 402Research and Program Evaluation in Health Services Administration

3

HSA 403Strategic Management: Health Planning in a Competitive Environment

3

6 credits in Health Administration Administration

Credits
HSA 470Heath Services Administration Internship

6

Other Alternatives and Exceptions - I1 and I2

6 credits in Psychology:

Credits
PSY 166General Psychology

3

PSY One 200 or 300 Level PSY course

Chosen with HSA advisement

6 credits in Economics and Accounting:

Credits
ECO 166Introduction to Macroeconomics

3

Or

ECO 167Introduction to Microeconomics

3

 

ACC 171Principles of Accounting I

3

Or

ACC 185Introduction to Accounting for Non-Accounting Majors

3

9 credits of required electives:

Chosen from the approved list of HSA Major Electives or their equivalent in conjunction with HSA adviser or other Departmental approval as appropriate.

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

HSA 401Quality Improvement in Health Services Organizations

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 (Formerly ENW 204) (Need English Department Approval)

ENW 3070 (Need English Department Approval)

PHI 330 (PREREQS: BBA 204 or Philosophy Department Approval)

SOC 305 (Must Have Taken SOC 166)

PSY 335 (May count as an HSA Major Elective, or as meeting the 200/300 Level Psychology Requirement, but it cannot count as both)

HIN 268 (Requires Nursing Department Approval)

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

Other Alternatives and Exceptions: Indicated by an Upper Case Letter and Number

  • I 1:  Candidates for the HSA Internship who provide pertinent evidence of health services administrative/management experience, knowledge, and responsibility deemed equivalent to what can be derived from that Internship may be exempted from the Internship, but will be required to take 6 credits of Health Services Administration Program approved electives. Determination of this exemption is to be made by the person(s) responsible for management of the HSA Internship Program, and will be based on documentation of the candidate’s relevant employment experience.  The final determination will be made in accordance with standards of experience, pertinence and relevance established by the Health Services Administration program and embodied in the program’s written Internship Requirements.

  • I 2: Candidates for the HSA Internship who have entered the HSA Major through the Lehman College /CUNY Adult Degree Program (ADP) and who provide evidence of health services administrative/management experience, knowledge, and responsibility deemed equivalent to what can be derived from that Internship via the ADP Life Experience Portfolio process, and consistent with HSA Internship Requirements, may be exempted from the Internship.  In this situation, the candidate must take 6 credits of Health Services Administration Program approved electives. Determination of this exemption is to be made by the person(s) responsible for management of the HSA Internship Program, and will be based on documentation of the candidate’s relevant employment experience.  The final determination will be made in accordance with standards of experience, pertinence and relevance established by the Health Services Administration program and embodied in the program’s written Internship Requirements.


NOTE:  Students who declared the Health Services Administration (HSA) Major prior to September 15, 2017 must follow the required curriculum for the 55 Credit Subplan for that major. Information concerning those requirements is available from the HSA Program in Gillet Hall, and by clicking here

Students who declare an HSA Major after September 14, 2017 will follow the required curriculum for the 54 Credit Subplan as indicated in the current catalog.