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Healthcare Services and Administration

Bachelor's Degree | On-Campus

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Innovate healthcare

Gain the skills to excel in a growing field

Versatile and valuable, a degree in Healthcare Services and Administration prepares students for an in-demand and growing profession. Healthcare is a large and complex system. In this degree program, students will learn to navigate healthcare services, build marketable business skills, and understand the social, economic, cultural, and biological factors that impact the health of diverse communities.

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Career Outcomes

Where a Healthcare Services and Administration degree can take you

A degree in Healthcare Services and Administration will prepare you for an in-demand and expanding role in this large and growing industry—outside of direct patient care. Students will build skills in budgeting, finance, human resources, management, and marketing to work as administrators in hospitals and other organizations that deliver healthcare services.

  • Clinic Manager

    Fertility Clinic

  • Health Information Manager

    Health Insurance Company

  • Health Educator

    Community Health Organization

  • Clinical Research Manager

    Research Institution or University

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Student Experience

Learning Outcomes

1. Identify economic, biological, environmental, behavioral, social, and cultural factors that exist in healthcare.
2. Critically analyze and synthesize information related to evidence-based healthcare research.
3. Communicate effectively with diverse client populations, embracing a commitment to cultural competence.
4. Demonstrate the development of a professional identity and a commitment to ongoing learning.
5. Demonstrate the ability to advocate for and advance social justice for clients and communities.
6. Demonstrate ethical decision making within the healthcare field.

Facts & Figures

Why HNU?


All of our full-time undergraduate students receive financial assistance from Holy Names.


84% of students consider their HNU advisor their mentor.


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Select a Program Emphases

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Healthcare Administration

This emphasis will give students a background in business administration and will prepare students to work in administrative positions, becoming managers of clinical organizations.

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Healthcare Services

By giving students a background in social sciences, this emphasis will prepare students to manage the care and to become healthcare liaisons for their clients in the healthcare system.

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Health Education

This emphasis will prepare students to become health educators in a variety of clinical and community-based organizations.

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Public Health

By giving students a deeper skill set in public health and data analysis, this emphasis will prepare students to become health program coordinators in a variety of healthcare organizations.

A program sneak preview

Sample courses

Here are just a few of the courses you may take.

HLTH 141 Evidence-based Practice in Public Health and Health

A foundational overview of evidence-based-practice skills that will enable healthcare leaders to conduct extensive evaluations of existing literature to promote the health and improve the care of their clients.

HSCI 101 Health Law and Ethics

Learn the federal, state, and local laws affecting healthcare delivery and healthcare organization policy. The role of the health worker as a liaison between clients and healthcare services, a health educator and a client advocate who contributes in the development of health policy, and who must adhere to the law and regulations while advocating for ethical policies that promote access, equity, and quality is emphasized.

HLTH 156 Healthcare and Health Policy

Focus on the financing, structure and organization of the U.S. health care delivery system. Organizational, financing and labor market issues are examined in the context of health care reform and managed care, along with strategies for social change. Cross-listed with SOCI 156