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Bachelor of Science - Health Services Administration (120 credits)
Make a difference in health care and prepare for leadership positions with the bachelor of science in health services administration at Davenport University. Our health services administration degree emphasizes research and other hands-on learning opportunities, such as a practicums and internships. You’ll work alongside expert faculty with a wide range of health care and management experience. Graduate prepared for a career in various health care settings, including integrated health care systems, long-term care facilities and community health organizations.
AUPHA-certified degree in health services administration
Davenport’s in-person and online health care administration degree is fully certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA), making it one of only three programs in Michigan and one of only 47 in the nation to be AUPHA accredited. This accreditation ensures that our health services administration degree provides you with the professionally required knowledge and skills you need to stand out in today's job market.
Explore classes for the health services administration degree
Through Davenport’s degree in health services administration, you'll review health care systems, loss prevention plans and advance cultural competence in community health through courses like health care strategic planning and cultural issues in health care. Focus your health services administration degree by choosing one of four specialties: health information assurance, human resource management, project management or long-term care. Completing the long-term care specialty qualifies you to take the state nursing home administrator's licensing exam.
Foundations of Excellence
|BIOL120 or SCI||Essentials of Anatomy and Physiology or Natural Science Elective*||3-4|
|BIOL131 or SCI||Introduction to Human Disease or Natural Science Elective*||3|
|SOSC201||Diversity in Society||3|
|STAT219||Introduction to Biostatistics||3|
Foundations of Health Professions
|ACCT200||Accounting Basics for Managers||3|
|BITS211||Microcomp Appl Spreadsheet||3|
|HINT201||Health Information Technology||3|
|HLTH101M||Intro to Health Careers||0|
|HLTH210||Health Care Orgnztns & Systems||3|
|HLTH230||Health Care Law and Ethics||3|
|HLTH250||Healthcare Reimbursement Mgmt||3|
|FINC403||Health Care Finance||3|
|HINT209||Quality/Perf Improve Hlth Care||3|
|HLTH320||Public Health Perspectives||3|
|HLTH401||Health Care Research||3|
|HLTH460||Health Promotion & Education||3|
|HRMG213||Human Resource Management||3|
|HSAD301||Cultural Issues in Health Care||3|
|HSAD302||Regulatory Health Care||3|
|HSAD402||Health Care Risk Management||3|
|HSAD403||Health Care Economics||3|
|HSAD440||Health Care Strategic Planning||3|
|HSAD493 or HSAD495||Health Services Administration Virtual Practicum or Health Services Administration Practicum||4|
Recommended Open Electives
|HLTH100*||Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation/First Aid||1|
|HLTH202||Death and Dying||3|
|HSAD490||Health Services Admin Intrnshp||3|
|PSYC270||Dimensions Of Aging||3|
|SABR381||Study Abroad Experience||1 - 3|
Health Care Specialty courses [HS] comprising the major area of the earned health care related associate's degree or select one of the following Specialties:
Human Resource Management Specialty [HHRS]
|HRMG350||Training for Organizations||3|
|MGMT316||Innovation & Managing Change||3|
Health Information Assurance Specialty [HLAS]
|HINT350||Clinical Information Systems||3|
|HINT400||Management Information Systems||3|
Long-Term Care Specialty [LTCS]
|HSAD415||Long-Term Care Administration||3|
|HSAD423||Legal & Finc Aspects of LTC||3|
|HSAD430||Services/Clinical Aspects LTC||3|
|PSYC270||Dimensions Of Aging||3|
Project Management Specialty [PTMS]
|GPMT287||Principles of Project Mgmt||3|
|GPMT385||Project Scheduling with Agile||3|
|GPMT400||Project Fincl/Risk Analysis||3|
|GPMT446||Project Quality Management||3|
Which class should I take? When should I take it?
See our Recommended Program Sequences:
- Health Services Administration, BS (web)
- Health Services Administration, BS (pdf)
- Specialty: Health Information Assurance (web)
- Specialty: Health Information Assurance (pdf)
- Specialty: Human Resource Management (web)
- Specialty: Human Resource Management (pdf)
- Specialty: Project Management (web)
- Specialty: Project Management (pdf)
- Specialty: Long-Term Care (web)
- Specialty: Long-Term Care (pdf)
Careers to pursue with a degree in Health Services Administration
- Nursing Home Administrator
- Regional Business Manager
- Department or Data Analyst
- Health Care Coordinator
- Billing Supervisor
- Community Health Worker
- Cash Posting Specialist
- Practice Manager
- Outpatient Service Coordinator
- Financial Counselor
- Environmental Science and Protection
- Insurance Specialist
Transfer student, Bret Stevens, lands his dream job
“They didn’t just teach the basic principles and stop there. Lectures, projects, papers and assignments were rooted in applicable knowledge so we’d be ready to hit the ground running after graduation. They also made themselves available to their students and encouraged us to contact them if we needed help.” -Bret Stevens
HSA Program Director
Meet Kimberly Corsi, the associate department chair and program director for the health services administration programs at Davenport University.
Why a health services administration degree at Davenport?
With Davenport’s bachelor of science in health services administration, you'll receive a business foundation in the health care field so you can succeed in various health care settings or pursue graduate school. Plus, you’ll gain hands-on experience through a guaranteed practicum or internship.
Learn from professionals in the field, all while enjoying the flexibility of an online health care administration degree that’s ranked a Best Online Bachelor's in Health Care Administration Degree Programs by Learn.org. Graduates of our bachelor of science in health care administration degree program go on to work in roles such as health care coordinators, medical group managers, medical education specialists and health navigators.
Experience the Davenport difference:
Earn a degree in health services administration from one of only three programs in the state of Michigan certified by the AUPHA.
Graduate with a health admin degree that gets you ready for management positions in various health care settings.
Conduct research alongside faculty and complete an internship or practicum through the health services administration degree
Earn a health admin degree taught by Davenport’s expert faculty who have vast experience in health care and management.
Trust you’ll be successful landing a job through a health services administration degree with a job placement rate of 93%.
Get started on your health services administration degree
Explore the admissions requirements and then take the next step toward your bachelor of science in health care administration.
- Employment rate: 100% (2019-2020)
- Graduate satisfaction: 100% (2019-2020)
- Student satisfaction: 6.3 (on a scale 1-7, 2019-2020)
In support of the mission of Davenport University, the mission of the Health Services Administration Bachelor of Science Program is to prepare healthcare providers and individuals with knowledge and competencies to function as managers and administrators in healthcare environments.
Consistent with the vision of Davenport University and the College of Health Professions, the vision of the Health Services Administration Program is to be recognized as a leader in health services administration education providing education that prepares its graduates to be ethical, knowledgeable, and competent professionals.
Program value statement
Guiding principles of the Health Services Administration Program reflect Davenport University’s values represented through STAIR: Serving students with quality, Trustworthiness, Accountability, Innovation and creativity, Respect for people.
- Identify an understanding of managerial functions related to an organization’s operations.
- Evaluate and critique policies and procedures to determine organizational compliance with accrediting bodies and government laws and regulations.
- Assess financial and budgetary information utilizing current principles.
- Recommend processes and practices related to human resource management and quality performance management.
- Interpret and apply legal and ethical principles across the healthcare continuum.
- Identify competencies relating to diverse cultures and recognize healthcare disparities of communities.
Admissions follow Davenport University admission and progression policy as outlines in Undergraduate Catalog. Students in the College of Health Professions must maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue in a program of study towards a degree. Credits for previous Allied Health course work or an associate’s degree with an Allied Health credential may be evaluated for a Health Services Administration Completion Program.
Associate Dean/Department Chair, Health Information Management & Allied Health Departments: Linda Sorensen, Ed.D., MPA, RHIA, CHPS
Campus Associate Department Chair/Program Director Health Services Admin: Kim Corsi, MSA, LRCP, CCS
Assistant Professor and Practicum Coordinator for Allied Health/HIM: Lindsey Shull PhD, MA, LPN, CFLE, RMA
Associate Department Chair/Program Director HIT/HIM: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA
Associate Department Chair/Program Director MA: Marybeth Pieri-Smith, MBA, RHIA, CCSP, CPC, CMA
Faculty Allied Health/HIM: Yvette Pawlowski, M.Ed, RHIA, CHDS
Teaching and Learning Coordinators: Carly Davidson, Dawn Strauss-Berta, Lisa Kagay
- American College of Healthcare Executives
- Upsilon Phi Delta (UPD) was formed to further the professional and competence of its members who pursue a career in health administration. Upsilon Phi Delta is administered by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.
- Eligible membership:
- Declaration of Health Services Administration as a major area of study
- GPA of 3.25 or greater
- Completed at least 18 credit hours of study in the major
- Eligible membership: