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Healthcare Administration, B.S.

Requirements

The Bachelor of Science in Healthcare Administration provides students a solid foundation in the skills necessary to serve as an effective and competent administrator within any healthcare setting. Healthcare Administration graduates are prepared to work in entry and middle management positions within public, private, and non-profit health agencies. Responsibilities include administration and management tasks such as developing, planning, managing, and leading health care operations and services, and directing changes in healthcare laws and regulation. The Healthcare Administration program at UVU includes 116 credit hours of coursework and four credit hours of internship experience for a total of 120 credit hours.  The Department of Public Health strives to schedule courses to allow students to complete these requirements within a four-year timeframe while meeting the needs of traditional and non-traditional students.

Total Program Credits: 120

Matriculation Requirements:  

In order to be matriculated into the 'Healthcare Administration' program, students must:

  1. Complete: ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 (ENGH 1005 requires a C or higher in order for students to qualify for ENGL 2010), ENGL 2010, BIOL 1010OR BIOL 1610, ZOOL 1090, HLTH 3200 and MATH 1050 or 1055 or MATH 1090 with a minimum grade of a C- or higher (with the exception ofENGH 1005 which requires a grade of C or higher) and a GPA of 2.5 in these courses
  2. Submit a copy of your Personal Philosophy of Health
  3. Submit a copy of your 1-, 5- and 10-year professional goals

Students will be required to complete the catalog requirements in effect for the semester in which matriculation is granted

 
General Education Requirements: 35 Credits
  ENGL 1010 Introduction to Academic Writing 3
or ENGH 1005 Literacies and Composition Across Context (5.0)  
  ENGL 2010 Intermediate Writing Academic Writing and Research 3
Complete one of the following:  3
  MATH 1050 College Algebra (4.0)
  MATH 1055 College Algebra with Preliminaries (5.0)  
  MATH 1090 College Algebra for Business (3.0)  
Complete one of the following: 3
  HIST 2700 US History to 1877  (3.0)
and HIST 2710 US History since 1877  (3.0)
  HIST 1700 American Civilization  (3.0)
  HIST 1740 US Economic History  (3.0)
  POLS 1000 American Heritage  (3.0)
  POLS 1100 American National Government  (3.0)
Complete the following:
  PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
  HLTH 1100 Personal Health and Wellness 2
or PES 1097 Fitness for Life  (2.0)
Distribution Courses
  BIOL 1010 General Biology 3
 or BIOL 1610 College Biology I (4.0)  
  Physical Science 3
  Additional Biology or Physical Science 3
  Humanities Distribution 3
  Fine Arts Distribution 3
  Social/Behavioral Science 3
Discipline Core Requirements: 76 Credits
  HLTH 3200 Principles of Community Health 3
  HLTH 3230 Professional Development for Community Health  3
  HLTH 3260 Theory-Based Approaches to Modifying Health Behavior 3
  HLTH 3400 Human Diseases 3
  HLTH 3700 Grant Writing WE  (3.0)
or HLTH 4600 Research Methods for Community Health WE 3
  HLTH 3160 Health Care Law 3
or LEGL 3000 Business Law (3.0)  
  HLTH 4250 Public Health Organization and Policy WE 3
  HLTH 4300 Community Health Ethics 3
  HLTH 440G Health and Diversity 3
  HLTH 4500 Healthcare Administration 3
  HLTH 4560 Introduction to Healthcare Systems 3
  HLTH 4640 Population Health and Strategic Management 3
  HLTH 4780 Strategic Planning and Operations Management 3
  HLTH 482R Community Health Internship 4
  ACC 3000 Financial Managerial and Cost Accounting Concepts 3
  ECON 2010 Principles of Economics I 3
  FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
  HR 3430 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3
  IM 2600 Spreadsheet Applications 3
  INFO 3700 Health Informatics Fundamentals 3
  MGMT 2340 Business Statistics I   3
  MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior WE 3
  MKTG 220G Written Business Communication WE 3
  MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
  ZOOL 1090 Introduction to Human Anatomy and Physiology 3
Emphasis Elective Requirements: 9 Credits
  Complete 9 credits of any course 1000 or higher 9

Graduation Requirements:

  1. Completion of a minimum of 120 semester credits with a minimum of 40 upper-division credits. A minimum of at least 10 hours earned in the last 45 hours must be earned at UVU.
  2. Overall GPA of 2.50 or above with a minimum GPA of 2.75 and no grade lower than a C- in all required and elective courses.
  3. Completion of GE and specified departmental requirements.
  4. Successful completion of at least one Global/Intercultural course.

Graduation Plan

This graduation plan is a sample plan and is intended to be a guide. Your specific plan may differ based on your Math and English placement and/or transfer credits applied. You are encouraged to meet with an advisor and set up an individualized graduation plan in Wolverine Track. (Note: Last updated May, 2015. See department for changes.)

Milestone courses (pre-requisites for a course in one of the subsequent semesters) are marked in red and Italicized.

Semester 1 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 1010 or ENGH 1005 Introduction to Writing or Literacies and Composition Across Contexts 3
HLTH 1100 or PES 1097 Personal Health and Wellness or Fitness for Life 2
American Institutions see catalog 3
Fine Arts see catalog 3
Physical Science see catalog 3
Elective Any course 1000 level or higher (HLTH 1200, NUTR 1020, HLTH 2400, HTLH 2600 recommended) 2
  Semester total: 16
Semester 2 Course Title Credit Hours
ENGL 2010   Intermediate Writing 3
Humanities Distribution   3

MATH 1050 or MATH 1055
College Algebra or College Algebra with Preliminaries 3
General Elective Any course 1000 level or higher (HLTH 1200, NUTR 1020, HLTH 2400, HTLH 2600 recommended) 3
Social Science see catalog (HLTH 2800 - Human Sexuality Recommended) 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 3 Course Title Credit Hours
BIOL 1010 or BIOL 1610 General Biology or College Biology 3
PHIL 2050 Ethics and Values 3
General Elective Any course 1000 level or higher (HLTH 1200, NUTR 1020, HLTH 2400, HTLH 2600 recommended) 4
Third Science see catalog (NUTR 2020 recommended) 3
HLTH 3200   Principles of Community Health  3
  Semester total: 16
Semester 4 Course Title Credit Hours
ZOOL 1090    Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology 3
MKTG 220G Written Business Communications WE 3
ECON 2010 Principles of Economics I 3
IM 2600 Spreadsheet Applications 3
MKTG 2390 Professional Business Presentations 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 5 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 3230 Professional Development for Community Health 3
HLTH 3260 Theory-Based Approaches to Modifying Health Behavior 3
HLTH 3400 Human Diseases 3
HLTH 4560 Introduction to Healthcare Systems 3
MGMT 2340 Business Statistics 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 6 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 3160 or LEGL 3000 Health Care Law or Business Law 3
HLTH 4250 Public Health Organization and Policy WE 3
HLTH 4640 Population Health and Strategic Management 3
HLTH 4780 Strategic Planning and Operations Management 3
HR 3430 Introduction to Human Resource Management 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 7 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 440G Health and Diversity 3
HLTH 4500 Healthcare Administration 3
ACC 3000 Financial Managerial and Cost Accounting Concepts 3
INFO 3700 Health Informatics Fundamentals 3
FIN 3100 Principles of Finance 3
  Semester total: 15
Semester 8 Course Title Credit Hours
HLTH 3700 or HLTH 4600 Grant Writing WE or Research Methods for Community Health WE 3
HLTH 4300 Community Health Ethics 3
HLTH 482R Internship 4
MGMT 3000 Organizational Behavior WE 3
     
  Semester total: 13
  Degree total: 120

 

Department

Public Health

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