The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration prepares students for the fast-paced
healthcare environment; an industry that is quickly growing.
Students develop leadership, communication and management skills in team building,
healthcare strategy and planning, operations, quality and process improvement, legal
and ethical issues, health informatics, budgeting and finance, and revenue cycle management
Graduates become effective health care administrators capable of managing and delivering
health services in hospital systems, medical practices, clinics, nursing homes, long-term
care facilities, public health agencies, and other health-related organizations.
Among ETSU's 2017-18 Health Administration graduates:
100% reported that their training was relevant to their professional goals.
100% were satisfied with their interaction with faculty.
100% were satisfied with their on-campus coursework.
The health care industry is the largest industry in our nation and is experiencing
rapid employment growth. Employment of health services managers is projected to grow
20 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. There
were over 350,000 health services managers in the U.S. in 2016, and it is projected
that over 72,000 new positions will be created between 2016 and 2026.
Hospital, Nursing Home, and Medical Practice Administration
Marketing and Communications
Health Program Coordination
Human Resources Management
Patient Care Services
Medical Billing and Healthcare Finance
100% of 2016-17 ETSU health administration graduates were employed or continuing their
education within 12 months of graduation.
Employment settings: Most graduates are employed by hospitals/health care delivery
organizations, followed by government agencies and non-profit organizations
Students participate in a semester-long internshipsupervised by a working professional – All students complete an internship to gain practice experience and jumpstart their career.
The college has agreements with over 250 health care systems and health-related organizations
that serve as internship sites for students.