Health Care Administration is a specialization within the Applied Health Science program in the Department of Public & Allied Health in the BGSU College of Health & Human Services

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Health Care Administration

The Health Care Administration specialization prepares students to work in management and administration in hospitals, clinics and other organizations that provide health care services. As part of BGSU’s Applied Health Science degree program, Health Care Administration’s diversified curriculum imparts a basic understanding of human diseases, aging and wellness, while also providing a comprehensive overview of the health care delivery system. This is accomplished while applying fundamental administrative and business skills to solve problems, evaluate outcomes, and assess quality and performance in health care settings.

Quality classroom experiences

The Health Care Administration specialization prepares students to be leaders in the field by using a hands-on collaborative approach to learning. Notably, upper level courses are taught by experienced health care professionals and students complete an internship towards the end of their academic career, often finding employment where they’ve completed their internship. Students wishing to obtain a Masters in Health Services Administration (MHSA) may accelerate their undergraduate degree completion by taking up to nine credits that will count towards both their bachelor's and master's degree.

Stand Out in courses like

  • Medical Terminology
  • Human Diseases
  • Case studies in health care administration
  • Health Care Law
  • Human Resource Management
  • Emerging Infectious Diseases
  • Accounting & Macroeconomics
  • Organization of Health Care Services

Curriculum

Students are enrolled in the Applied Health Science degree program in the College of Health and Human Services. This degree program requires a diverse range of courses in science, public health, human growth and development, and health.

In addition to Applied Health Science core courses, students complete a minor in general business. The minor ensures that graduates will have the foundation of business knowledge required for administrative positions and will be prepared for future business studies.

BGSU’s College of Health and Human Services was the first collegiate unit in Northwest Ohio devoted exclusively to academic programs in health and human services.

Internships and Careers

Health Care Administration students are required to complete an internship that provides practical experience. The internship must be approved by the program advisor, and is designed to be completed during the summer between junior and senior years.

Graduates of the program become entry-level administrators who will need a graduate degree such as a Master’s of Business Administration or Master’s of Health Care Administration to become department heads of administrative units.

GO FAR in your career

  • Human Resource Manager
  • Financial Manager
  • Insurance Underwriter
  • Administrative Service Manager
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Health Information Technician

Average Starting Salary & BGSU Placement Rate

$35,865* - Health Care Administration specialization graduates average starting salary.

97% of graduates report they're employed, in graduate school or starting a business within six months of graduation

(BGSU data compiled from students who completed the related questions on the graduation survey.)

There are eight active student organizations with many connected to their national professional affiliation

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Health Care Administration is a specialization within the Applied Health Science program in the Department of Public & Allied Health in the BGSU College of Health & Human Services

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the baccalaureate degree, students in the Health Care Administration specialization are expected to:

  • Apply fundamental administrative and business skills to solve problems, evaluate outcomes, and assess quality and performance in health care settings;
  • Master fundamental principles of natural science, social science and mathematics, and apply these in health-related situations;
  • Understand applications of technology in health care practice;
  • Use statistical and computing skills to solve occupational problems;
  • Make decisions based upon ethical, organizational and financially sound business principles;
  • Analyze and evaluate daily operations and improve them.

Bowling Green State University [BGSU] is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. BGSU has been accredited by the Higher Learning Commission since 01/01/1916. The most recent reaffirmation of accreditation was received in 2012 - 2013. Questions should be directed to the Office of Institutional Effectiveness. The Allied Health Sciences program will undergo its next Program/Cluster Review during the Academic Year 2020-21. 



* Job placement and salary information was compiled by the Office of Academic Assessment through the Graduation Survey from AY2015-2018. The data are gathered around the time of Commencement and a follow-up survey six months post Commencement. For the salary question, data for programs with fewer than fifteen responses are not included. Salaries for those programs are from the National Association of Colleges and Employers Summer 2019 Survey. For questions regarding the data, contact assessment@bgsu.edu.