Oct 17, 2021
(130 semester 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
For more information about the health services administration major, contact
Professor Joel Parrish, the chairperson of the Management and Economics Department
at (413) 748-3200 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.
I. General Education Program (35 s.h. in addition to courses taken for the major)
To integrate the humanics philosophy into their lives, Springfield College students
engage in the search for knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of values
through a variety of courses in the sciences and humanities. In addition to those
General Education courses, students must complete 6 s.h. of Writing-Across-the-Curriculum
(WAC) courses. For more information see the General Education Program and WAC courses. In the major requirements listed below, selected courses which fulfill General
Education categories are marked with an asterisk; selected WAC courses are marked
with a “W”.
II. Major Requirements (78 s.h.)
Management and Economics Requirements (51 s.h.)
Health, Sociology, and Related Requirements (27 s.h.)
III. Electives (17 s.h., to complete 130 s.h.)
IV. Sample Program by Year
The program listed below is a sample—courses are not guaranteed to be offered
during the semester or year listed. It is the student’s responsibility to insure
that all requirements are met on a timely basis and that needed prerequisite courses
are completed before taking upper-level requirements; therefore, they should consult
carefully with an advisor when planning their program. Students must average a
minimum of 16.25 s.h. a semester to complete this program in four years.
In addition to the courses identified below, the following General Education
categories need to be fulfilled for this major: Natural Science, Mathematics,
Physical Education, Literature, Second Language/ Culture, Visual and Performing
Arts, History, Philosophy, and Religion. 17 s.h. of recommended electives will
be required to complete 130 s.h.
Courses marked with an * fulfill or partially fulfill a General Education category;
courses marked with a W may fulfill a WAC requirement, depending on the year taken.
A. First Year - Fall Semester
First Year - Fall or Spring Semesters
First Year - Spring Semester
B. Second Year - Fall Semester
Second Year - Fall or Spring Semesters
- 6 s.h. of recommended electives
- 12–15 s.h. of General Education courses
Second Year - Spring Semester
C. Third Year - Fall Semester
Third Year - Fall or Spring Semesters
Third Year - Spring Semester
D. Fourth Year - Fall Semester
Fourth Year - Fall or Spring Semesters
- Any uncompleted program requirements, recommended electives, or General Education
courses to total 130 s.h.
Fourth Year - Spring Semester