Health Administration

The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration at WMU prepares you to work successfully in managerial and administrative roles in health-related organizations. The degree program was designed in cooperation with the Haworth College of Business and working your way through the curriculum will earn you a minor in general business along with your HA major.

Why Health Administration at WMU?

There is a great existing need for college graduates with bachelor degrees to fill jobs in the health administration career path. Adding to that existing need is the fact that the industry is rapidly growing, adding jobs at a great pace in the next decade.
 

Stats

  • 23% growth in the number of healthcare support occupations from 2019-29

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • 32% growth in the number of medical and health service managers from 2020-2030.

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

  • 3.3 million new jobs added in healthcare and social assistance professions from 2020-30

    Bureau of Labor Statistics

What will I learn?

The health administration program will prepare you for a variety of leadership roles in health and human services organizations. Some of the topic areas you will focus on in this degree include:

  • US health system information
  • Cultural competency and diversity
  • Healthcare organization management
  • HR and information systems
  • Community and population health
  • Organizational development
  • Operation assessment and improvement
  • Healthcare law and policy

Advising and Curriculum

What classes do I need?

There are three main parts to the curriculum of the program: required core courses, required cognate courses and elective credits.

  • When you complete the required cognate courses, you will have earned a minor in general business.
  • Once you have taken the required core courses and GRN 1000, you will be eligible to take the Michigan Nursing Home Administrator examination.
  • Core courses
    • MDSC 2010 Medical Terminology - 1 credit
    • PH 2310 Public Health Needs and Issues - 3 credits
    • PH 2340 Introduction to Biostatistics - 3 credits
    • HSV 2650 Information Literacy in the Health Sciences - 3 credits
    • HSV 3700: US Health Systems - 3 credits
    • HSV 3900 Core Competencies and Contemporary Issues in Healthcare - 3 credits
    • HSV 4100 Legal Issues in Health Services - 3 credits
    • HSV 4400: Diversity and Inclusion in Health and Human Services - 3 credits
    • HSV 4780: U.S. Health Policy - 3 credits
    • HSV 4800: Healthcare Management - 3 credits
    • HSV 4820 Post Acute Care - 3 credits
    • HSV 4990: Health Administration Internship - 3 credits
  • Cognate courses
    • ACTY 2100: Introduction to Financial Accounting & Analysis - 3 credits
    • ACTY 2110: Intro to Managerial Accounting and Strategic Decision Making - 3 credits
    • BCM 1420: Informational Writing - 3 credits
    • BUS 1750: Business Enterprise - 3 credits
    • CIS 1020: Introduction to Business Computing and Data Analysis - 3 credits
    • CIS 2500: Data Analysis Essentials for Business - 3 credits
    • CIS 2700: Business-Driven Information Technology - 3 credits
    • FIN 3200: Business Finance - 3 credits
    • MGMT 2020: Leading Business Organizations (formerly 3011) - 3 credits
    • MGMT 2500: Organizational Behavior - 3 credits
    • MGMT 2520: Human Resource Management - 3 credits - or -
      PADM 5270 Human Resource Administration - 3 credits
    • MKTG 2500: Marketing Principles - 3 credits
    • ECON 2010: Principles of Microeconomics - 3 credits
    • ECON 3180: The Economics of Medical Care - 3 credits
    • PHIL 3340: Biomedical Ethics - 3 credits
  • Elective courses

    You must choose at least two courses from those listed below.

    • HSV 2250: Lifespan Development - 3 credits
    • HSV 3000: Research in the Health Sciences - 3 credits
    • HSV 3550: Perspectives in Women’s Health - 3 credits
    • HSV 4680; Health Literacy Practices - 3 credits
    • HSV 4880: Psychosocial Aspects of Health and Healthcare - 3 credits
    • ADA 2250: Drug Use: Personal and Social Impact - 3 credits
    • ADA 3300: Addiction and the Addiction Process - 3 credits
    • GRN 1000: Introduction to Aging Studies - 3 credits
    • PH 2320: Global and Environmental Health Issues - 3 credits
    • PH 3340: Epidemiology - 3 credits
    • HOL 5072: Mindfulness Skills (formerly 6305) - 3 credits
    • HOL 5321: Coaching Skills - 3 credits
    • HOL 5350: Stress Management - 3 credits
    • HOL 5360: Wellness Skills for Health Professionals - 3 credits
    • HOL 5750: Resiliency Theory and Skills - 3 credits
    • LAW 3800: Legal Environment - 3 credits
    • BUS 3750: Business Process Productivity - 3 credits
    • BUS 4500: Business Ethics and Sustainability - 3 credits
    • CIS 2640: Applied Analytics Foundation - 3 credits
    • CIS 2650: Programming for Data Analytics - 3 credits
    • CIS 3640: Visual Analytics - 3 credits
    • FIN 2010: Personal Finance - 3 credits
    • PADM 5270: Human Resource Administration - 3 credits
    • PADM 5420: Nonprofit Accounting and Finance - 3 credits
    • PADM 5880: Culture, Diversity and Social Equity - 3 credits

Advising

To meet with a CHHS advisor, call (269) 387-2656 or check out virtual options on the CHHS Advising website.