About Health Administration
Healthcare is a rapidly growing and ever more complicated field which has led to an ever increasing demand for skilled healthcare administrators. Health Administration is expected to grow at a rate of 28% from 2021 to 2031, a rate faster than average 7.7% for all occupations. Students develop skills in planning, business management, financial management, public relations, human resources management, health care systems operation and management, health care resource allocation and policy making, health law and regulations, and applications to specific types of health care services.
The Health Administration major will provide students with a foundation in business practices, communication skills, and a deep understanding of the policy issues required to succeed in the evolving world of the health and healthcare industries, along with knowledge and skills specific to administration in a healthcare setting.
Program Learning Goals
- Show familiarity with critical principles and major issues in health administration and management.
- Understand the healthcare system and the environment in which healthcare managers and providers function.
- Understand and apply the results of research to shape best practices and policy.
- Discuss historical trends and theoretical perspectives that inform the field of health administration and management.
- Develop a personal management style understanding the needs and strengths each student brings to the field.
- Communicate effectively in a variety of formats.
- Practice self-reflection as a method of growth and ability to react to the evolving world of health and healthcare industries.