B.S. Degree in Healthcare Management


This is a comprehensive program, which is designed to provide health professionals with the education to become administrators in health care agencies.  The curriculum is directed toward developing the management, problem-solving, finance, and interpersonal skills that are necessary for careers in a variety of healthcare organizations.  An additional intent of the program is to provide career advancement opportunities for those who are already employed in healthcare organizations.


Employment Opportunities

As the backbone of healthcare systems, healthcare administrators take on the duties of overseeing vast expanses of medical personnel.  As the structure and financing of the healthcare industry changes, healthcare administrators must be able to adapt to new environments.  Projected employment growth of 17%, higher than average for all occupations, is expected in the industry over the next decade.  This program is designed to help you acquire the leadership and management skills necessary to become a competent mid-level administrator within your organization.

If you have any questions, please contact program coordinator Dr. Raymond Alvarez at 304-367-4889 or Raymond.Alvarez@fairmontstate.edu


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Healthcare Management Concentrations

The Healthcare Management program offers four concentrations. These shorter, concentrated programs provide targeted knowledge and skill development and add power to resumes.

Health Information Technology Concentration

Medical documents contain confidential and protected patient information that necessitates maintaining patient privacy and complying with strict government regulations. Health Information Technology professionals ensure a healthcare facility’s technology systems are securely encrypted and up to regulatory standards to keep protected health information safe and secure.

Healthcare Marketing Concentration

Healthcare organizations must promote their services to a broad range of potential clients. Healthcare marketers harness the power of social media, survey data, and digital communication to strengthen an organization’s brand and develop new business.

Nonprofit Agency Management

This concentration prepares you for leadership of a non-profit organization, like smaller healthcare, welfare, or social service agencies that typically operate as nonprofits in a community. Management and leadership of such organizations depend upon sound business strategy, grant support and effective governance for sustainability.

Wellness Leadership

This concentration expands the quality and depth of healthcare management training with a focus on working with groups, and role of nutrition and fitness in special populations.

To learn more about these concentrations, please contact program coordinator Dr. Raymond Alvarez at (304) 367-4889 or via email at Raymond.Alverez@fairmontstate.edu.