The Health Care Administration program at Elizabethtown College’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies is a dynamic program for working professionals seeking to obtain a baccalaureate degree in an environment that provides both accelerated learning and flexibility. The Health Care Administration curriculum blends the theory, design, management, and practice of healthcare into a comprehensive learning program. This program emphasizes ethics, fiscal responsibility, technological solutions, critical thinking and communication skills in the health care environment.
Health care managers/administrators work closely with medical staff to effectively and efficiently run health care organizations. A health care administrator might run an entire health care facility or specialize in managing a particular clinical unit or department. Those working in or planning to enter this industry must be aware of and able to adapt to changes in health care laws, regulations and technology.
The Bachelor of Science in Health Care Administration is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools.
The bachelor’s degree from Elizabethtown College requires 125 credit hours of academic work. Degree candidates must take at least 30 of their last 60 credits from Elizabethtown College. Credits from Elizabethtown must include at least 15 credits in the major, nine of them in upper-level courses.
Strategy of Health Care Organizationsshould be one of the last courses a student takes. This course is the capstone course and intended to provide the student with the chance to utilize those skills and ideas obtained during the completion of their required Health Care Administration classes.