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Bachelor of Science Degree
Health Service Administration

Accreditation

The Health Services Administration Program (HSER) is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Service Administration (AUPHA) at the bachelor’s level. There are only about 48 certified programs in the United States at the baccalaureate level. AUPHA’s contact information is: 2000 14th Street North, Suite 780, Arlington, VA 22201, (703) 894-0940, http://www.AUPHA.org.

Student Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the program, the graduate will be prepared to:

  1. Manage within safe, ethical and legal boundaries in compliance with national, state and local standards of practice and within the scope of practice of health service administration.
  2. Integrate spiritual, cultural and developmental concepts and appreciation of the worth of each individual experiencing psychological, physical and social effects of injury and the disease process.
  3. Use critical thinking and problem solving skills in the management of personal and professional situations.
  4. Accept responsibility for personal and professional development by performance of self- assessment and pursuit of knowledge and skills using professional literature and educational opportunities.
  5. Integrate concepts of quality health care with principles of resource management to promote cost-effective services that address the needs of all patients.
  6. Demonstrate effective and appropriate written, oral and non-verbal communication skills with patients, their families, colleagues, all other customers and the public.
  7. Interact effectively with all members of the health care team, providing information about progress and response to the adjustment of management, participation in planning and in documenting actions necessary.
  8. Demonstrate a commitment to health care excellence in the ever-changing health care environment by active participation in community and professional organizations and professional development activities.

Curriculum Plan (Non-clinical Track)

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

WRIT1311

3

WRIT 1310

3

CHEM, PHSC, PHYS elective

3

MATH 1315

3

PSYC 2330

3

BIOL 1315

3

SOCI 1310

3

BIOL 1315L

1

PHIL 2320

3

PSYC 1310

3

BIOL 1110

1

HSER 1210

2

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

16

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

WRIT 2315

3

MATH 2315

3

MATH 2310

3

MATH 2315L

1

HSER 2315

3

Humanities Elective

3

RELS 1310

3

HSER 2320

3

LTCA/GERO elective

3

PSYC 4310

3

 

 

SOCI 3315, 3320, 4310 or 4315

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

16

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

COMM 1310

3

HIST elective

3

HSER 3340

3

HSER 3360

3

HSER 3350

3

HSER 3370

3

HSER 3380

3

HSER 3390

3

BIOL 2320

3

Elective

3

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

15

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

HSER 4310

3

HSER 4350

3

HSER 4320

3

HSER 4360

3

HSER 4330

3

HSER 4370

3

HSER 4340

3

HSER 4380

3

HSER 4345

3

HSER 4910

2-6

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

14-18

Total hours for Bachelor of Science degree in Health Service Administration, non-clinical track (122-126 Credit Hours)

Curriculum Plan (Clinical Track)

Completion of an associate degree in Nursing or an Allied Health Profession is required.  The following courses must be completed as part of the BS degree:

Semester 1

Credit Hours

Semester 2

Credit Hours

ACSM 1110

1

WRIT1311

3

WRIT 1310

3

BIOL2311

3

MATH 1315

3

MATH 2310

3

BIOL 2310

3

SOCI 1310

3

BIOL 2310L

1

HSER 2315

3

PSYC 1310

3

 

 

HSER 1210

2

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

16

Semester Credit Hours

16

 

 

 

 

Semester 3

Credit Hours

Semester 4

Credit Hours

PHIL 2320

3

PSYC 2330

 3

RELS 1310

3

HSER 3350

 3

WRIT 2315

3

HSER 3360

 3

HSER 2320

3

COMM 1310

 3

HSER 3340

3

 

 

Semester Credit Hours

15

Semester Credit Hours

12

 

 

 

 

Semester 5

Credit Hours

Semester 6

Credit Hours

PSYC 4310

3

MATH 2315

3

HSER 3370

 3

HSER 4310

 3

HSER 3380

 3

HSER 4320

 3

HSER 3390

 3

HSER 4330

 3

Semester Credit Hours

12

Semester Credit Hours

12

 

 

 

 

Semester 7

Credit Hours

Semester 8

Credit Hours

HSER 4340

3

HSER 4370

3

HSER 4345

3

HSER 4380

3

HSER 4350

3

HSER 4910

2-6

HSER 4360

3

HIST elective

3

Total Semester Hours

12

Total Semester Hours

11-15

Total hours for Bachelor of Science degree in Health Service Administration (clinical track) (122-126 Credit Hours)

Declaration of Major

A student may declare the Health Service Administration degree at any time, but must meet with the program director to help develop his/her individual degree plan. Requirements for acceptance into the program are the same as for acceptance to Our Lady of the Lake College .

Graduation Requirements

·         Completion of general education requirements with 2 service learning projects;

·         Completion of 122-126 credit hours as noted in the curriculum plan;

·         Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or better on all college work;

·         Fulfillment of the residency requirement (see Academic Policies section);

·         Clearance of all indebtedness to the College, including the return of all materials borrowed from the College library.