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.
To be eligible for admission to the Bachelor of Science Program in Healthcare Management, the School of Business recommends completion of an associate degree in a healthcare field from an accredited college. Students who have completed some courses in a healthcare field, but have not completed an associate degree may apply to the program and may be required to complete some additional healthcare courses to fulfill the healthcare related degree requirements.
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.
As of Fall 2017, the Allied Health Administration program will become Healthcare Management.
Students currently enrolled in the Allied Health Administration program will still have Allied Health Administration listed on their degree. Any student who enrolls in the program as of Fall 2017 will be transitioned into the Healthcare Management program. If you have any questions, please contact program coordinator Dr. Raymond Alvarez at 304-367-4889 or Raymond.Alvarez@fairmontstate.edu.