Health Administration B.L.S.

Michelle Rowe, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Health Services
Eileen Sullivan, Pharm.D., Program Director

Program Overview

Health care is a complex, multi-faceted industry. Administrators play a key role in identifying needs, managing resources and maintaining vital communities. The Bachelor of Liberal Studies in health administration empowers students with the professional knowledge and skills needed to lead and enact best practices in healthcare organizations and communities.

Courses cover various areas of health administration, such as health administration, finance, marketing, healthcare law and ethics, health policy and health information management. Industry-focused coursework equips students for positions as health administrators in hospitals, clinics, and non-profit organizations. The major builds on foundational coursework in biology, history, philosophy and economics, equipping graduates to be well-informed leaders. The program culminates in a professional capstone seminar

Learning Goals and Objectives

Goal 1: Graduates will be able to understand and apply the principles of effective management to healthcare systems.

Objective 1.1: Graduates will be able to explain current healthcare systems and effective healthcare systems management.

Objective 1.2: Graduates will commit to the stability, health and well-being of a healthcare organization.

Objective 1.3: Graduates will be able to train, delegate, coordinate, evaluate, and negotiate with others to promote health and well-being of a population.

Objective 1.4: Graduates will be able to work with, inspire and motivate others to promote population health.

Goal 2: Graduates will demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills.

Objective 2.1: Graduates will be able to develop and present reports and proposals using the medical, technical, and business language of the healthcare field.

Objective 2.2: Graduates will convey confidence, competence, maturity and professionalism in interactions with others.

Goal 3: Graduates will critically evaluate health information in order to identify and apply best practices in health administration.

Objective 3.1: Graduates will be able to read, understand, and critically analyze health data.

Objective 3.2: Graduates will be able to understand, critically evaluate and apply current research in health administration to professional practice.

Goal 4: Graduates will understand and follow ethical codes of conduct of the health professions.

Objective 4.1: Graduates will follow and promote honest and ethical business conduct.

Objective 4.2: Graduates will demonstrate the maturity to make decisions and to take responsibility for those decisions.

Students admitted prior to Summer 2016 entered under the curriculum requirements for the BS in Health Administration.  Please see the SJU Academic Catalog for your admit year for additional information.

General Education Program Courses

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Natural Science
Any Biology course
Social Science
PSY 100Introductory Psychology3

GEP Integrative Learning Component

Two courses

PSY 120Lifespan Development3
or PSY 231 Developmental Psychology
BIO 161Human Organism3-4
or BIO 260 Anatomy/Physio I Nurs/Al Hlth

Major Concentration

MGT 110Essent'ls of Organzational Beh3
or MGT 120 Essentials of Management
HAD 101Intro to Health Administration3
HAD 110Prin Publ Hlth & Epiderm3
HAD 115Research Methods in HAD3
HAD 120Fin Mgt Hlth Care Organization3
HAD 200Health Care Law & Ethics3
HAD 210Plan & Mktg Health Care Org3
HAD 220Health Policy3
HAD 301Health Info Mgmt Systems3
HAD 310Seminar in Hlth Administration3