Organizational Leadership (BS) Specialization in Health Services Administration
The Bachelor of Science in Organizational Leadership with a Specialization in Health Services Administration is designed to prepare the student for a career in the health services industry in an administrative capacity. The program of study will give students a broad view of today's health care system and will prepare its graduates for entry and middle management positions in such areas as hospital, medical, or dental clinics; group medical practices; managed care organizations; long-term care facilities; insurance companies; home health agencies; and governmental health agencies. Management skills and business practices used in today's complex health care systems are emphasized.
Students having prior health care experience should begin study with either HSA 319 Health Care Finance, HSA 339 Health Law, or HSA 410 Management in Health Care. This experience requirement consists of at least five years of experience, preferably with at least one year in a supervisory or management capacity. Otherwise, students should begin with HSA 301, The Health Care System, which is required prior to the seven required courses. Students who wish to enroll in HSA courses without the experience requirement or the HSA 301 prerequisite may only take 400-level coursework with the permission of the academic coordinator. In addition, HSA 499, Senior Seminar in Health Services is designed to be the final, course in the Health Services Specialization program.