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2004-2005 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog 
2004-2005 Springfield College Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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Health Services Administration

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(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 settings.

For more information about the health services administration major, contact Professor Joel Parrish, the chairperson of the Management and Economics Department at (413) 748-3200 or the Admissions Office at (800) 343-1257.

Download a Health Services Administration Program Checksheet


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.)

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

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

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