Jun 24, 2024  
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 
    
OHIO University Undergraduate Catalog 2023-2024 [Archived Catalog]

Health Services Administration Major (B.S.H.)


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Major code BS8119

College of Health Sciences and Professions  
Department of Social and Public Health  
Grover Center W324
Athens, OH 45701
Phone: 740.593.4675
sph@ohio.edu
www.ohio.edu/chsp/social-public-health

Cory Cronin, contact person
croninc@ohio.edu

Program Overview

The health services administration program provides students with a fundamental understanding of the health care industry and its professional environment so that individuals can be successful in their chosen career path. The managerial skills and principles obtained from the program, when combined with a thorough understanding of the health care delivery system, provide students with the solid foundation needed for future career success. The program prepares students for entry level administrative, general staff, and other non-clinical positions in a variety of sectors within the health care industry.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program:

  • Students will be able to identify and explain the role of key stakeholders in the health care system.
  • Students will be able to explain and describe the interrelationships between cost, quality, and access variables in terms of the health care system.
  • Students will be able to recognize and summarize the following significant pieces of health care legislation: Medicare, Medicaid, HIPAA, PPACA, EMTALA.
  • Students will be able to explain, distinguish, and categorize the following key management functions displayed by health care administrators: Planning, Organizing, Staffing, Leading, and Controlling.
  • Students will be able to analyze financial data and community health data and trends in support of informed decisions impacting the overall performance of health care organizations.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate competence in a wide variety of verbal communication skills and techniques across formal and informal settings.

Admissions Information

Freshman/First-Year Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Change of Program Policy

No selective or limited admission requirements.

External Transfer Admission

No requirements beyond University admission requirements.

Opportunities Upon Graduation

Upon graduation students are prepared to seek employment in a wide variety of entry level positions, including non-clinical staff positions in hospitals, physician practices, managed care organizations, home health care agencies, community health centers, and other emerging health organizations. Additionally, the program is excellent preparation for admission into graduate professional programs in health administration, business, or public health.

Requirements

Universitywide Graduation Requirements


Ohio University requires the completion of a minimum of 120 semester hours for the conferral of a bachelor’s degree. This program can be completed within that 120-hour requirement. For more information on the minimum hours requirement and other universitywide requirements, please review the Graduation Requirements – Universitywide  page.

College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions


View the College-Level Requirements for the College of Health Sciences and Professions .

Professional Course Requirements


Complete the following courses:

Accounting/Finance


Complete one of the following courses:

Economics


Complete one of the following courses:

Statistics


Complete one of the following courses:

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