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2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin 
2017-2018 Graduate Bulletin [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Healthcare Administration (M.H.A.)

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Bulletin/Catalog Year 2017-2018

College of Behavioral and Health Sciences

Department of Health and Human Performance

Dr. Tim Leszczak
Graduate Coordinator, Associate Professor
Location: Dunn Center, Room 262
Phone:  (931) 221-6112

This program will focus on building students into leaders of the healthcare sector.  According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, individuals in this area will “plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.”  Students entering this field can expect to work in hospitals, dependent and independent care facilities, and group medical practices.

Program Specific Admissions Requirements (GRE scores, Writing Sample, LORs)

  • Cumulative undergraduate GPA of 2.5
  • Bachelor’s degree, conferred in any field, from a regionally accredited institution.
  • *Minimum GRE revised General Test scores of: Verbal-140, Quantitative-140, and Analytical Writing-2.5.
  • Receipt of admission from the Health and Human Performance department selection committee.
    *Students with an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or greater or with a master’s degree from a regionally accredited institution may submit an Entrance Exam Waiver, for approval by the department, to waive the GRE requirement. This does not guarantee admission into the program. All documents will be evaluated before a decision is made.

Total hours for degree completion 30

Special rules or conditions needed for graduation (written/oral exams, practicum, etc.)

  • Students must successfully pass an oral exam to graduate.

Executive Certificate in Healthcare Administration

The Healthcare Administration Certificate will expose students to four key functions of healthcare administration: accounting, finance, strategic planning and human resources, which will expand the scope of knowledge and skills for professionals in the healthcare field. Completion of the certificate program will enhance the marketability and functionality
of professionals and clinicians, as well as fulfill four course requirements in APSU’s Master of Healthcare Administration degree program.

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