Jul 23, 2024  
2024-25 Catalog 
2024-25 Catalog

Health Administration (BS)

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Health administration is rapidly growing, as is the demand for qualified individuals.  A bachelor’s degree in our Health Administration program prepares you for a leadership role in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes, health departments, rehabilitation centers, skilled nursing facilities and a variety of other organizations within the healthcare industry.  As a fully certified AUPHA program, our Health Administration degree provides the skills and competencies required for supervisors and managers in a healthcare setting.

  • Program Prerequisite: Health Administration has a set of course prerequisites which are expected to be completed prior to declaration of cohort for this major.  See the list of prerequisites in the course requirements discussed below. An application for this program is required upon completion of general education and prerequisites. A cohort designation for the major will be made upon receipt and processing of the program application. Students will not be allowed to register for classes in the major without designation of this cohort.

All students admitted to the Health Administration BS program may be required to comply with a departmental background check and drug screen test prior to internship or other professional practice experience. If the background check reveals a history of convicted criminal actions, or the drug test results are positive for controlled substances, then the students may be dismissed from the program and will not be entitled to any refunds of tuition or other fees. Most healthcare employers have this same requirement as a condition of employment. 

  • Minor: Not required.
  • Grade Requirement: A grade of “C” or better in courses required for all emphases (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable), in addition to a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.75.
  • Credit Hour Requirements: 120 credit hours are required for graduation. Forty-(40) upper division credit hours is required (courses numbered 3000 and above). Please see requirements under emphases as discussed below.
  • Program Code: 2078BS
  • CIPC: 510701


Students are encouraged to meet with a faculty advisor annually for course and program advisement. For additional information, or to schedule an appointment, call 801-626-7242.

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Admission Requirements

Declare your program of study. In addition, the following steps are required:

  1. Schedule an appointment for academic advisement with a member of the Department of Health Administrative Services faculty.
  2. Make application to the program and the Dr. Ezekiel R. Dumke College of Health Professions. Overall GPA of 2.75 is required.

General Education

All general education courses should be completed before applying to the Health Administration program. Refer to Degree Requirements for Bachelor of Science requirements. Some of the courses required by this program may also fulfill general education requirements. Check with a department advisor if you have questions.

Program Learning Outcomes

  • Communication - Graduates will demonstrate professional level proficiency in written and oral communication, be able to communicate across health disciplines, prepare effective reports, and make business presentations.
  • Collaboration and Teamwork - Graduates will be able to work effectively in teams and to collaborate and develop positive relationships with peers, subordinates and superiors.
  • Critical and Creative Thinking - Graduates will be able to seek information using management tools to collect data and apply metrics, to analyze data, form conclusions and make recommendations even when dealing with ambiguities in the information.
  • Professionalism - Graduates will have the ability to align personal and organizational conduct with ethical, legal, and professional standards and will be responsible for self direction.
  • Leadership - Graduates will have an understanding of supervisory and management principles as well as the ability to effect change in teams and organizational units through positive influence on both peers and subordinates.
  • Organizational Awareness and Governance - Graduates will understand the structure, governance, and functioning of health care entities and systems as well as the importance of integration across the health care spectrum.
  • Community Awareness - Graduates will have the ability to investigate population health characteristics and assess population health needs in a local community. The graduate should demonstrate an awareness of the ecological and social factors that influence health behavior.
  • Human Resources Management - Graduates will understand and be able to implement the human resource processes needed for staffing and operating a healthcare organization.
  • Financial Management - Graduates will have the ability to examine and interpret financial and accounting documents, understand and utilize budgets, understand third party payment processes, apply variance analysis and other techniques to managerial accounting information in order to understand and improve operations.
  • Information Technology Management - Graduates will have the ability to recognize critical elements of information technology and use information technology for decision support.
  • Performance Improvement and Quality Management - Graduates will have the ability to use quality and systems tools to measure, promote and implement quality improvement and patient satisfaction initiatives in health service organizations while accepting shared accountability for outcomes.
  • Marketing and Strategic Planning - Graduates will have the ability to conduct an external and internal environmental analysis for a health services organization, develop a marketing plan for a health services product, and understand the principles of strategy formulation.

Major Course Requirements

 See department for recommended sequence of major courses.

Required Prerequisite Courses

The following prerequisite courses must be completed with a grade of “C” or higher (a grade of “C-” is not acceptable) prior to enrollment in required courses of the program.

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