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2006-2007 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
2006-2007 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Health Services Administration

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Degree: Bachelor of Science (B.S.) with a major in Health Services Administration

(120 credit hours) Requirements are subject to change.

Health services administration is concerned with the management and operation of those facilities that comprise the healthcare industry. The goal of the program is to graduate qualified managers who are seeking careers in healthcare and to prepare students for more specialized study at the graduate level. Graduates are also prepared to enter and perform effectively in the business world.

The number of Americans working in healthcare administration from the supervisory level up is expected to increase dramatically within the next decade. This includes those employed or affiliated with public and private institutions, including long-term care facilities, health maintenance organizations, hospices, medical group practices, clinics, home health agencies, consulting firms, equipment manufacturers, pharmaceutical companies, voluntary health organizations, government publishing, insurance companies, and research firms.

Springfield College, with its long-standing tradition of preparing students for careers in the human-helping occupations, provides a well-rounded curriculum in which to train people as health service administrators in both proactive and therapeutic settings.

For more information about the health services administration major, contact Professor Joel Parrish, the chairperson of the Management and Economics Department at (413) 748-3470 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

Download a Health Services Administration Program Checksheet


I. General Education Program (40 - 46 credits)

The General Education program at Springfield College is informed by its century-old Humanics tradition of educating the whole person in spirit, mind, and body, for leadership in service to humanity. These requirements have the goal of developing literate, thoughtful, socially responsible students, and instilling in them a spirit of inquiry into the nature of humankind and the universe. Towards those ends, the requirements emphasize and encourage: the acquisition of knowledge, understanding, and competency essential for the improvement of the human condition in a diverse society; a search for personal and spiritual values; and the development of an understanding and appreciation of physical well-being.  For specific requirements, see the General Education Program section or the Program Checksheet for this major.

II. Major Requirements

III. Electives (to complete a minimum of 120 credits)

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