Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration

Our program will prepare you to be an effective health care administrator/manager, to evaluate research applicable to your areas of focus in health care, and to demonstrate effective communication to manage your facility/staff.

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Be a Leader in Health Care

In this program, we hold the following to be an unequivocal truth: we’re all created by God. When you’re an individual undergoing treatment in a health care facility – whether it’s acute, community, or long-term – it means you should be treated with utmost care and dignity. That’s your role as a health care administrator/manager. To help uphold the dignity of each of your patients while providing the highest level of quality care. It will also teach you how to be an effective health care administrator/manager, how to evaluate research results applicable to a health care practice, and how to demonstrate effective communication – in writing and presentations.

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  • Nursing Home Manager
  • Health Services Manager
  • Health Educator
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Financial Aid

The average undergraduate student award is $16,603.

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Program Overview

Our traditional undergraduate program in Health Care Administration will prepare you for roles that may manage a department and/or a health care facility. As someone who may have interest in healthcare, but not necessarily direct patient care this may be the degree for you. Through your courses, you will be exposed to business management, finance, human resources, marketing, and more.

In addition, this program will equip you with the ability to evaluate research results that are applicable to your health care practice, and teach you how to create a reflective self-plan for personal and professional growth. You’ll discover an ability to recognize and analyze current trends and issues related to health care management, which will help you grow throughout your career.

Our graduates go on to work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, medical groups, medical device or pharmaceutical companies, other clinical settings and even insurance companies. You will be prepared with organizational, managerial, and leadership skills to lead a team. As well as, critical thinking and analytical skills to adequately assist, support, and lead among different areas in healthcare.

What to Expect

There are so many intricacies to working in the complex field of health care. This program focuses primarily on managing resources in a health care setting while working with others in the field of health care. It all starts with your ability to recognize every individual as a holistic being created by God – someone whose dignity, worth, and rights deserve to be respected and upheld.

This program will help you grow adept at analyzing different health care systems. You’ll grow an ability to synthesize knowledge from the sciences, humanities, and management theories as a basis for problem-solving and decision-making. You will be expected to display a willingness to work cohesively and communicate with members of the interdisciplinary health care network.

As a student in this program, you will be required to complete an internship and have opportunity to work in our new collaborative Speech-Language Pathology Clinic in the Robert W. Plaster Building (on campus). During this time, you will collaborate with other practitioners, clinicians, administrators, and patients to gain invaluable experience without having to go beyond the CUW campus.

Additionally, you are encouraged to participate in the – Next Generation Healthcare Leaders (NGHL), a student healthcare group supported by the Wisconsin Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). This will also provide accelerated opportunities for networking and access to local, state, and national healthcare leaders and decision makers to assist our aspiring students who are committed to a career in health care.

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