2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog
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2016-2017 Undergraduate Catalog > Academic Programs and Courses > Health Studies > Public Health B.S. - Concentration: Health Services Administration
About the Program
If you are interested in a rewarding career that allows you to improve the lives of others while working in a rapidly changing field, you should consider a career in health administration.
The Health Department at East Stroudsburg University provides diverse opportunities for students interested in health administration. The curriculum and experiences also provide a solid foundation for students wishing to pursue graduate school training.
At ESU, students receive innovative academic preparation, with an emphasis on public health practice, public administration and management theory and extensive applied experiences within professional settings. The Public Health degree with a concentration in Health Services Administration provides broad exposure to the health sciences, as well as the natural and social sciences.
Upon completion of the degree programs, students are prepared to assess community needs, and design, implement and manage health and medical programs that promote health and prevent disease. The curriculum provides students with the opportunity to network with practicing professionals.
The Health Services Administration program is designed to prepare students for administrative careers in an expanding healthcare field. The program is interdisciplinary, so students take courses in three departments: Health, Political Science, and Economics.
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Students in the Bachelor of Science program have the opportunity to complete internships with major health care facilities throughout the northeast. Student internship sites include:
60 credits with cognate
The Health Service Administration concentration is an interdisciplinary program that provides the educational foundation for careers in health services administration, delivery and policy.
The program prepares students to work in the challenging healthcare sector in the administration of health services. The program prepares students for careers that make a significant contribution to improving the health of communities. The program consists of courses from the Economics Department, the Political Science Department, and the Health Department.
The program is designed to prepare students to enter careers in healthcare delivery settings (hospitals, clinics, home health agencies), public health settings (county and state health departments or community-based organizations), in other allied health settings (nursing homes) or in the insurance segment (insurance companies and HMOs).
1 - 15 credits
Completion of all health coursework and an overall quality point average of 2.50 and a quality point average of 2.50 within the major is required for approval to enroll in the internship.
(Subject to change by university without notice)
Total Credit Hours: 120
For more information, contact the department at 570-422-3702 or visit www.esu.edu/hlth.
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