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The Health Administration program is for those with an interest in healthcare and a strong desire to serve the community. Perhaps you have even worked as a nurse, an emergency medical technician or medical assistant and now want to advance your career.

Central Michigan's health administration program will prepare you for a variety of entry or middle-level health service management positions. Health service managers strive to provide cost-effective, quality care to their community members. Your community members will rely on your leadership and management skills as health care delivery systems become increasingly complex.

Individuals who are skilled in reasoning, writing and problem solving will be prepared to compete for health administration positions. Those with a genuine concern for the welfare of humanity, who have respect for people from all backgrounds and cultures will excel in this public service career.

Required Courses (45 hours)

  • HSC 203WI- Leadership for the Health Professions 3(3-0)
  • HSC 317- Community Health 3(3-0)
  • HSC 333- Managing the Health of Populations
  • HSC 500- Health Informatics 3(3-0)
  • HSC 507- Introduction to Health Service Organizations and Systems 3(3-0)
  • HSC 520- Health Services Administration 3(3-0)
  • HSC 538WI- Development of Proposals and Reports in Health Administration 3(3-0)
  • HSC 544- Biostatistics 3(2-1)
  • HSC 545- Health Planning 3(3-0)
  • HSC 570- Financial Aspects of Health Services Organizations 3(3-0)
  • HSC 571- Legal Aspects of Health Services Organizations 3(3-0)
  • HSC 572- Quality Improvement in Health Services 3(3-0)
  • HSC 595- Health Administration Internship 6(6-0)
  • MKT 300- Introduction to Marketing 3(3-0)

Other Requirement (3 hours)

Select one of the following:

  • ECO 201- Principles of Macroeconomics 3(3-0)
  • ECO 202- Principles of Microeconomics 3(3-0)
  • ECO 203- Microeconomic Principles for Business 3(3-0)

Electives (6 hours)

Select from the following courses or other courses approved by the student's major advisor: 

  • HDF 247- Introduction to Gerontology 3(3-0)
  • HSC 201- Medical Terminology 3(3-0)
  • HSC 516- Travel Course in Health Education 1-15(Spec)
  • HSC 526- Behavioral Health 3(3-0)
  • HSC 552- International Health Systems, Organizations and Policy 3(3-0)
  • HSC 581- Managed Care: Origins, Organizations, and Operations 3(3-0)
  • HSC 591- Legal & Regulatory Aspects of Long-Term Care 3(3-0)
  • HSC 592- Administration Issues in Long-Term Care 3(3-0)
  • HSC 593- Resident Care Issues in Long-Term Care Administration 3(3-0)
Total: 54 Semester Hours