Bachelor of Science

Healthcare Administration

Be there for others during their time of need. In the world of healthcare, caring people are always in demand. Learn all aspects of healthcare administration in a variety of positions, with a solid foundation of knowledge, skills and abilities in healthcare business and science. TU will help you prepare for a career in the ever-growing profession, with heart.  

The Healthcare Administration program is designed to provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies necessary for managing in the healthcare industry in 21st century. The overall learning outcomes for the degree include an understanding of concepts, theory, and models applicable to the industry, the ability to recognize interrelationships, interdependencies, feedback, and culture within healthcare organizations, and to demonstrate a critical understanding of healthcare transformation and change. Students are also exposed to the natural sciences and have the opportunity to engage in a 200-hour internship or an in-depth research project. 

The knowledge gained from the BS in Healthcare Administration degree provides students with an excellent foundation of knowledge, skills, and abilities applicable in a variety of different capacities of which include, but are not limited to, healthcare administration, healthcare management, and healthcare supervision. Students also will be prepared to work in a variety of non-clinical, non-management positions within the industry.  The BS in Healthcare Administration degree can act as a springboard into a Master of Healthcare Administration, a Master of Public Health or into a clinical degree.

There is expected to be significant growth in the healthcare industry from 2014-2024. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (2017), there will be 2.3 million new jobs created in order to care for an aging population and an increase in individuals who now have access to healthcare industry.   

Core Curriculum of the School of Arts & Sciences 49 hours
Healthcare Administration Major 50 hours

  • BIO101 Contemporary Biological Problems and BIO101L Lab
  • CHM131 General Chemistry I and CHM131L Lab
  • MGT140 Survey of the Healthcare Industry 
  • BIO150 Medical Terminology
  • ACC201 Survey of Accounting
  • ECO222 Principles of Economics
  • LAW403 Healthcare Law
  • MGT301 Organizational Behavior 
  • MGT495 Organizational Strategy
  • HCA301 Healthcare Finance
  • HCA312 Healthcare Informatics 
  • HCA318 Human Resource for Healthcare Managers
  • HCA355 Healthcare Marketing 
  • HCA362 Research and Analysis for Healthcare 
  • HCA427 Healthcare Operations 

One of the following:

  • HCA470 Internship 
  • HCA491 Healthcare Administration Research Project

Open Electives: Choose eight (8) from the following courses:

CUL428, FIN201, NAT260, NAT291,

NAT312, NAT321, NAT418, HCA473,

HCA474, HCA475, PSY265, PSY362

Total BS hours 121-123 hours


This is a sample course sequence to illustrate course offerings for this major. Consult the official Academic Bulletin for detailed registration and advising information.

Online - Offered in two 7-week terms per semester starting in January, March, May, July, August and October

There are no related concentrations available. However, you can use the following electives to specialize in the following four areas:

Acute care

  • FIN201 Survey of Health Insurance in the United States
  • NAT260 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • PSY265 Lifespan Development
  • NAT291 Drugs and the Body
  • HCA473 Service Delivery for Acute Care Management

Long-term care

  • PSY265 Lifespan Development
  • NAT260 Lifetime Fitness and Wellness
  • CUL428 Issues of Dying and Death
  • HCA474 Social Aspects of Aging
  • HCA475 Service Delivery for Long-Term Care

Public health

  • NAT 312 Environmental Health
  • NAT 321 Community / Public Health
  • NAT 418 Epidemiology

Mental health

  • PSY 362 Abnormal Behavior
  • NAT 291 Drugs and the Body
  • CUL 428 Issues of Dying and Death

Survey of Health Insurance in the United State (FIN201) – This course includes understanding various health insurance plans and coverage. It explores the concepts of insurance as well as financial, legal and social issues related to the health insurance industry. The course focuses on reimbursement methods and proper coding procedures and, in addition, addresses eligibility requirements, claims processing, collection, and patient accounting processes. It will instruct the student on the completion of insurance forms and interpretation of insurance codes. The course will provide each student with the framework for understanding the critical concepts and components of healthcare reimbursement and billing.

Drugs and the Body (NAT291) - The focus of this course is to develop an effective perspective on the multifaceted aspects and problems associated with drug use, abuse, addiction, and treatment. This is a writing intensive course.

Environmental Health (NAT312) - This course provides exposure to foundational and emerging issues in environmental health. Impact on human health and approaches to improve current status of the environment are addressed. This course also examines the application of tools to access environmental disease within various domains.

Epidemiology (NAT418) - This course provides the student with a comprehensive overview of main concepts and methods of epidemiology. Students will gain the ability to apply these foundational concepts and methods, while also critically interpreting existing findings. 

Service Delivery for Long-Term Care (HCA475) – This course introduces students to managing and leading the system of long-term care. Various elements of the system are addressed, reflecting on past, current and future trends in the healthcare industry and aging population.


  • Consulting Firms
  • Federal Agencies
  • Health Departments
  • Hospitals
  • Insurance Agencies
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Physicial Offices/Group Practices
  • Outpatient Facilities
  • Hospitals
  • Long Term Care Facilities
  • Physicial Offices/Group Practices


Michelle Maus
Michelle Maus

Michelle Maus

Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems & Healthcare Administration

Chair, Healthcare Administration Program

School of Arts & Sciences
Degrees & Certificates
  • B.S. in Acute Care Administration, Ohio University
  • M.B.A., Cleveland University

Michelle Maus

Professor Maus has taught in higher education, both in an online and seated environment. Her career in higher education originated as an adjunct instructor in 2005. Her full-time position at Tiffin University began in 2010. She teaches business and healthcare administration courses. She developed the Associates Degree in Business with a specialization in Healthcare Administration, the Bachelors Degree in Business with a specialization in Healthcare Administration, and is currently constructing the Bachelor's of Science Degree of Healthcare Administration for Tiffin University. She has had the opportunity to work in the healthcare industry since 1991 in a variety of different capacities within hospitals, a non-profit organization, in the medical employment industry, and for a highly specialized laboratory testing facility. During her tenure at On Assignment, Inc., she received the prestigious honor of President's Club affiliation twice for outstanding marketing and sales performance. Professor Maus has acted as a reviewer for a health insurance textbook published in 2014, a peer reviewer for the annual American Public Health Association conference, and recently presented at an international conference concerning the use of supplemental instruction within an online learning environment in Orlando, FL.

Michelle Maus
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems & Healthcare Administration
Michelle Maus
Assistant Professor of Computer Information Systems & Healthcare Administration


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    Class of 2017, MBA Graduation 2019
    Logan, Ohio

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