Health care, one of the largest industries in this country, continues to grow relative to others. Due to this growth, the need for health care professionals with knowledge relating to health care operations is increasing. The Bachelor of Science degree in Health Service Administration was developed in response to these needs and accepted its first class for the fall semester 2000. The program then received full certification by the association of University Programs in health Administration (AUPHA) in 2005.
The curriculum is designed to prepare students for rewarding careers as health care managers in a variety of settings. This program is intended for students who plan to seek careers in inpatient, ambulatory, insurance, state health departments, and many other long-term care health settings. Upon completion of the program, students will be able to be productive in areas such as acute care, primary care facilities, medical group practices, long term care facilities, public health organizations, health insurance agencies, alternative delivery organizations, federal, state, and local agencies, pharmaceutical and other related organizations.
Students can be accepted into the program at the beginning of any term. Students may enroll on a full-time or part-time basis. Both entering freshmen, transfer students, and students already holding a degree may begin the program, provided they meet College requirements.
The degree consists of 120 total credits.
Students should complete the regular online application to the College (which can be found at Application Process) indicating this program selection. There is no separate application process for the degree in Health Service Administration. However, the student must meet with the Program Director to declare the major and enroll in specific classes.
See the undergraduate Tuition & Fee Schedule. Internships or practicum fees may apply to specific courses.
Our Lady of the Lake College has financial aid counselors available to assist students with the financial aid process. All students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form available at www.fafsa.ed.gov. See Financial Aid for more details.
See Transfer Equivalencies regarding transferability of courses taken at other regionally accredited colleges and universities. Further information regarding transfer of credit can be obtained at the Office of Admissions. Credit for college level achievement may be awarded through CLEP and/or ACT examinations. Time limits for transferability of some courses may exist.
Our Lady of the Lake College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, and doctorate degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the status of Our Lady of the Lake College. The program is certified by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The College’s program is one of about 48 certified, baccalaureate programs in health administration in the United States. http://www.AUPHA.org.