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Department of Health Services Management & Policy

College of Public Health

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration
Ashley Moses

Bachelor of Science in Health Administration

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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 concepts. 

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.

SatisfactionAmong 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. 

Job Outlook

Bureau of Labor Statistics Job Outlook

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  • Hospitals
  • Physician practices
  • Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
  • Public health and other government agencies
  • Outpatient care centers
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Health insurance companies
  • Hospital, Nursing Home, and Medical Practice Administration
  • Health Policy
  • Marketing and Communications
  • Quality Improvement
  • Health Program Coordination
  • Human Resources Management
  • Patient Care Services
  • Health Informatics
  • 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 internship supervised 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.


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