"TU wasn’t just the place I went to get my degree. It was the place I grew up and I am forever thankful for my Dragon family. It’s always a great day to be a Dragon.”
– Allison Marie Staunton, Class of 2016
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
One of the following:
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:
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.