About the Program

Graduates of the Health Care Administration program work in a variety of inpatient, ambulatory and other health care settings, including primary care facilities, medical group practices, public health organizations, health insurance companies, federal, state and local agencies, and alternative delivery organizations. Students also pursue graduate degrees in a broad range of fields, including public health, law, medicine, business administration, and health services research.

The Health Care Administration curriculum combines excellent preparation for a professional career with a firm grounding in the liberal arts. The internship experience provides students an opportunity to apply new skills, anticipate learning needs, and clarify personal career goals.

The Bachelor of Science program in Health Care Administration is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). AUPHA certification reflects the strength, productivity and commitment of our faculty and the achievements of our graduates.

Requirements

Health Care Administration Program (BS)

Requirements


At least 124 credits, as follows.

A. General Education and Prerequisite Requirements


The mathematics requirement and ENG 112  or EHS 120  should be completed prior to other courses. A course in medical terminology is strongly recommended.

First Year Experience


Students entering the university with fewer than 25 transfer credit hours must fulfill the FYE requirement within the first academic year.

  • UNV 100 - First Year Experience (3-4).

English/Writing


  • ENG 112 - Critical Writing and Reading (3).
  • or

  • EHS 120 - Ecology of Teaching and Social Work (3).

Humanities


  • One from:

  • PHL 162 - Introduction to Ethics (3)
  • PHL 168 - Philosophy of Bioethics (3)
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  • HCR 304 - The Ethics of Health Care (3)

Social Sciences


  • ECN 202 - Principles of Economics (Microeconomics) (3)
  • SOC 100 - Introduction to Sociology (3)

Global Studies


Three credits selected by student; recommended:

  • PHS 331 - Global Health (3)

Fine Arts


Three credits selected by student.

Health and Well Being


  • HCR 362 - Cultural Competence in Health Care (3)

Mathematics/Finance and Quantitative Literacy


Three credits, satisfied by major requirements. 

Natural Sciences


Four credits N/NL, selected by student.

Technology


  • CIS 128 - Introduction to Computer Information Systems I (3)

Capstone


Three credits, satisfied by major requirements.

B. Health Administration Foundation (25 credits)


  • HCR 201 - Introduction to Health Careers (1).
  • HCR 300 - Health Care in the United States (3)
  • HCR 304 - The Ethics of Health Care (3)
  • HCR 305 - Public Policy and Health Care (3)
  • HCR 370 - Healthcare Professionalism & Leadership (3).
  • HCR 376 - Health Care Administration (3).
  • HCR 400 - Affordable Care: The Role of Health Insurance (3).
  • HCR 411 - Economic Applications in Health Administration (3).
  • HCR 487 - Legal Issues in Health Care (3).
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  • One of:

  • MTH 090 - Intermediate Algebra (3). with a grade of C (2.0) or better
  • MTH 111 - College Algebra (3).
  • Placement into MTH 111 - College Algebra or higher.

C. Public Health Foundation (13 credits)


  • HCR 368 - Sociology of Health and Illness (3)
  • HCR 385 - Health Care Program Evaluation (3).
  • PHS 315 - Introduction to Epidemiology (3)
  • PHS 347 - Public Health Statistics (4).

D. Functional Areas of Health Administration (18 credits)


  • HCR 301 - Introduction to Health Information Systems for Administrators (3).
  • HCR 364 - Healthcare Marketing Strategies (3).
  • HCR 377 - Health Care Human Resources Administration (3).
  • HCR 410 - Health Care Strategic Planning (3).
  • HCR 477 - Financial Management in Health Care (3)
  • HCR 478 - Healthcare Quality Management (3).

E. Managing Diversity (3 credits)


  • HCR 362 - Cultural Competence in Health Care (3)

F. Electives in Health Care (6 credits)


Two from:

  • ACC 201 - Principles of Financial Accounting (3)
  • ACC 202 - Principles of Managerial Accounting (3).
  • AGE 306 - Politics of Aging (3).
  • AGE 350 - Health and Aging (3)
  • AGE 352 - Chronic Illness and Aging (3)
  • AGE 378 - Organization and Administration of Long-Term Care (3).
  • BUS 381 - Management Information Systems (3).
  • HCR 363 - Introduction to Health Disparities (3)
  • HCR 379 - Introduction to Health Education and Health Promotion (3)
  • HCR 380 - Strategies in Health Education (3).
  • HCR 386 - Media and Materials in Health Care Education (3).
  • HCR 404 - AIDS: A Public Health Crisis (3)
  • HCR 461 - Mental Health Promotion (3).
  • MGT 341 - Human Behavior in Organizations (3).
  • MGT 346 - Contemporary Labor-Management Issues (3).
  • NSC 209 - Basic Nutrition for Healthcare Practitioners (3)
  • PHS 210 - Public Health and the Engaged Citizen (3)
  • PHS 331 - Global Health (3)
  • PHS 420 - Introduction to Environmental Health (3)
  • PHS 421 - Occupational Health and Safety (3)
  • PHS 467 - Health Information Management (3).
  • POL 375 - Politics and American Labor (3).
  • SCM 371 - Operations Management (3).

G. Capstone/Internship (3-6 credits)


A minimum grade of B- (2.7) in one from:

  • HCR 390 - Health Care Internship/Capstone (3-6)
  • HCR 490 - Advanced Health Care Internship/Capstone (3)

H. Additional Requirements


  • Approval of required program portfolio
  • Completion of Program Key Concepts Test for assessment purposes
  • All University of Michigan-Flint graduation requirements  

 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits



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Admission

Whether you are a new freshman or a transfer student, you must submit an application to the Admissions office. You should specify Health Care Administration as your probable field of study on your application. The Admissions Office can assist you with gaining acceptance into the University, transferring classes, and familiarizing you with the campus.

Once you have been accepted by the University, you should contact the Department of Public Health & Health Sciences at (810) 762-3172 to schedule a meeting with an advisor. There is no additional application or admissions process to pursue a major in Health Care Administration.

Honors

Health Care Administration Honors Program (BS)

Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements below as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance into the Health Sciences and Administration Department’s Honors Program. See the departmental honors advisor or the Honors Program Director for this information.

Requirements


A. Health Care Administration


All requirements of the General Program in Health Care Administration  with:

  • HON 156 - Great Books II (5)
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  • Taken in place of:

  • ENG 112 - Critical Writing and Reading (3).

B. Honors


All requirements of the University Honors Program  
 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 124 credits



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Mission

The overall mission of the Health Administration Program is to prepare our students, who are primarily part-time working adults, to become culturally competent health care leaders in health administration who will contribute to the knowledge base of health care delivery and advocates for fairness and equity in health among diverse populations.