Health Services Administration, B.S.

Degree: Bachelor of Science

From the moment you enroll in our health services administration undergraduate program, you become a leader. Whether you’re a student planning to make a fresh start in the field or a clinician desiring to learn about the business or managerial side of the health industry, you’ll gain the necessary skills and abilities to have a flexible and versatile career in health care.

Our degree is analogous to a business degree in many ways, and it is designed to educate future health services administrators and health care managers on how to effectively plan, direct and coordinate the delivery of health care. Our undergraduate program will also prepare students for an advanced degree in health services administration or other related disciplines.

Admissions and Advising

The undergraduate health services administration program at the University of Central Florida is an upper-division professional curriculum leading to a Bachelor of Science degree. It is not a limited access program, so no additional steps need to be taken in order to enroll in the program.

Because this degree prepares students to work in a variety of settings, we encourage incoming students to start identifying their career interests as early as possible. Our undergraduate advisor, Pamela Von Graff, can guide you through the program and answer any questions you may have about the degree. However, we ask that you visit the FAQ section, before scheduling an appointment as it may already provide the answer to your question.

For more information, view a breakdown of our course offerings.

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What can I do with this degree?

Career opportunities for health services administrators are diverse. While many work in a hospital setting, others are often employed by various types of health care facilities and organizations, including physician offices, nursing care facilities, home health care services and outpatient care centers.

Graduates also find positions in public health departments and other government offices. Others pursue careers in marketing, health insurance and selling health devices and pharmaceuticals.

Completion of a bachelor’s degree can also prepare graduates for an advanced degree, which often increases opportunities for advancement in the field.

Possible job titles:

  • Patient care services administrator
  • Medical office manager
  • Human resources associate
  • Medical staff relations officer
  • Rehabilitation services manager
  • Community health manager
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Pharmaceutical sales representative
  • Assistant administrator for outpatient services

Faculty

Mark Bush, D.H.A, M.B.A.

Lecturer/ Undergraduate HSA Program Director

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Michelle Chandler, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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Latarsha Chisholm, Ph.D., M.S.W.

Assistant Professor

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Kendall Cortelyou-Ward, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Meghan Gabriel

Assistant Professor

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Varadraj Gurupur, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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Xinliang Liu, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Donna Malvey, Ph.D., M.H.S.A.

Associate Professor

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Kourtney Nieves, Ph.D.

Lecturer

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Dawn Oetjen, Ph.D., M.H.A.

Professor and Executive MHA Program Director

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Bernardo Ramirez, M.D., MBA

Associate Professor

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Meredith Robertson

Instructor

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Lynn Unruh, Ph.D., RN, LHRM

Professor

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