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.