Health Administration B.L.S.
Michelle Rowe, Ph.D., Chair, Department of Health Services
Eileen Sullivan, Pharm.D., Program Director
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
|Any Biology course|
|PSY 100||Introductory Psychology||3|
GEP Integrative Learning Component
|PSY 120||Lifespan Development||3|
|or PSY 231||Developmental Psychology|
|BIO 161||Human Organism||3-4|
|or BIO 260||Anatomy/Physio I Nurs/Al Hlth|
|MGT 110||Essent'ls of Organzational Beh||3|
|or MGT 120||Essentials of Management|
|HAD 101||Intro to Health Administration||3|
|HAD 110||Prin Publ Hlth & Epiderm||3|
|HAD 115||Research Methods in HAD||3|
|HAD 120||Fin Mgt Hlth Care Organization||3|
|HAD 200||Health Care Law & Ethics||3|
|HAD 210||Plan & Mktg Health Care Org||3|
|HAD 220||Health Policy||3|
|HAD 301||Health Info Mgmt Systems||3|
|HAD 310||Seminar in Hlth Administration||3|