Bachelor of Science in Health Administration
The Bachelor of Science in Health Administration prepares students for the fast-paced healthcare environment -- an industry that is quickly growing.
Graduates become effective health care administrators capable of managing and delivering health services in a variety of for-profit, nonprofit and governmental settings, including hospital systems, medical group practices, clinics, nursing homes, long-term care facilities, public health agencies, and other health-related organizations.
The health care industry is the largest industry in our nation and is experiencing rapid employment growth. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 18 percent from 2018 to 2028, much faster than the average for all occupations.
Accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health, the BSHA is backed by the College's 60-year history of educating the health workforce.
The curriculum is fully aligned with workforce needs. Integrating sound business practices and principles of population health management, the curriculum prepares graduates to succeed in their careers while improving the health of their communities. Courses emphasize real-world applications and the semester-long internship offers an in-depth practice experience designed to help students jump-start their career, or distinguish their application for graduate school.
The program enjoys exceptional job placement rates. 100% of ETSU's health administration graduates over the past 3 years were employed or continuing their education within 12 months of graduation.
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 medical and health services managers is projected to grow 32 percent from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations. There were over 422,000 health services managers in the U.S. in 2019, and it is projected that over 133,000 new positions will be created by 2029.
Where Do Graduates Work?
Nursing homes and other long-term care facilities
Public health and other government agencies
Outpatient care centers
Health insurance companies
What Do Graduates Do?
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 ETSU's health administration graduates over the past 3 years (2015-16, 2016-17 and 2017-18) 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.