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Curriculum

As a student in the healthcare administration program, you will be provided with rigorous, well-rounded training in management, leadership, information technology, quality assurance, ethics, and policy.

Elective credits enable you to choose a concentration in long-term care - one of the fastest growing fields in the healthcare industry.

The sequence of courses below is reflective of the course of study for students who already hold an associate degree. Students without an associate degree are encouraged to contact Admissions to determine the degree completion pathway that's right for you! 

Have you already taken college courses toward a bachelor's degree? You may be eligible for transfer credit for courses you've previously completed elsewhere. You can read more in our Transfer Credit Policy.

Professional Courses

3 credits

This course explores legal theories, trends, practices, and issues in healthcare. The course will emphasize communication, documentation. and conflict resolution as well as how the law affects healthcare assessment and practice. 

3 credits

This course explores economic and financial theories, trends, and issues as they affect contemporary professional healthcare practice. The course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to understand how economic and financial systems apply to health assessment. It will provide an overview of the health system in the United States as well as a comparison to other systems such as Canada, United Kingdom and Europe. It will cover basic and applied principles of finance to the healthcare industry including insurance reimbursement, government programs, private pay, employer, employee, and individual burden. Students will also learn how to develop and manage a budget including forecasting and reporting.

3 credits

Interdisciplinary communication within the present-day healthcare arena encompasses many forms. The professional healthcare provider and administrator as an effective communicator has to be able to deliver clear and concise communication, which is essential to safe patient care. This course will examine the role and impact that effective communication skills have on patient care outcomes and in clinical practice. In addition, communication and informatics as they relate to professional healthcare workers will be explored.  The importance of collaboration on an interdisciplinary team providing care will be explored including how the perspectives and methods of specific healthcare professionals, that is, inter-professional practice, assure effective and holistic caregiving.

3 credits

The course is designed to provide the student with the knowledge and skills to perform a comprehensive health assessment. This course will expand upon prior knowledge of health assessment and will address cultural, developmental, psychosocial, environmental and societal factors inherent in promoting health across the lifespan. Techniques of data collection and documentation will be expanded upon to enhance critical thinking skills.

3 credits

Professional Development and Supervision in Healthcare is a bridge course for students. Core concepts of professional practice are explored and analyzed within the framework of selected theories, trends, and issues of contemporary professional healthcare practice. The course explores the challenges of entrepreneurial leadership, developing one’s own talent and the talent of others and building teams.  Effective leaders must know themselves to develop talent within their team and to lead others through example and influence. Attention is given to leading up, down, and across teams and the organization. Topics include behavior of effective (and ineffective) leaders; management for the first-time manager; recruitment, training, development, retention and release; setting goals and objectives; developing reporting tools, reports, processes and structures; and communicating progress, results, issues and concerns.

3 credits

This course will explore key organizational structures and operation of healthcare within the United States with a focus on quality of healthcare and error reduction. This course will provide an overview of the functions of leadership and management within a changing healthcare environment. Emphasis will be placed on current issues that affect leadership and management in the practice setting. The science of management and the integration of leadership principles are explored within the context of clinical microsystems.

18 credits

The Professional Course Electives can be satisfied by transfer credit, or taken at Labouré College of Healthcare. These credits are any professional courses in healthcare administration not listed in the professional core curriculum, and may include:

  • HSP 3050: The Senior Living Industry
  • HSP 3055: Management of Senior Living Facilities and Services
  • HSP 3060: Long-Term Care Management and Administration
  • HSP 3065: Long-Term Care Laws, Regulations, and Policies
  • HSP 4010: Transitions and Issues in Long-Term and Post-Acute Care
  • HSP 4015: Aging, Bereavement, Trauma, and Other Losses
  • HSP 4060: Quality Analysis and Risk Management in Healthcare

Courses listed in the core curriculum cannot also count for elective credits

Arts & Sciences Courses

3 credits

This course introduces the various methods used to collect, organize, summarize, interpret and reach conclusions about data. An emphasis is placed on demonstrating that statistics is more than mathematical calculations. By using examples gathered from real life, students learn to use statistical methods as analytical tools to develop generalizations and meaningful conclusions in their field of study.

3 credits

The Ethics Elective is satisfied by transfer credit or taken at Labouré College of Healthcare.

Students who do not receive transfer credit for this course and must satisfy the Ethics Elective with a Labouré course may do so by choosing the following course: 

  • ETH 3210: Ethical Domains and Dilemmas

12 credits

These 12 credits must be in the areas of Humanities, Social Science or Natural Science courses. Students can complete these electives through transfer credit, taking them at Labouré College of Healthcare, or a combination of both. 

For students taking these courses at Labouré College of Healthcare, they may select some of the following: 

3 credits

This Arts and Sciences elective may be satisfied through transfer credit or taken at Labouré College of Healthcare.

4 credits

The Senior Capstone demands reflection, insight, and synthesis. This is a transdisciplinary course taught by both an Arts and Sciences professor and a Health Profession professor. This teaching team will assist the student to investigate, demonstrate, and synthesize course and program learning for problem solving and applications of undergraduate coursework across the entire curriculum. This course synthesizes concepts throughout the disciplines to create a unified framework for developing pathways for understanding the value, applications, and transferable use of the cumulative study at Labouré College of Healthcare. Students demonstrate collective competencies; pedagogical, practical, and personal advancement for the benefit of self and others; personal and professional growth that reflect cognitive and emotional intelligence; and knowledge and understanding of lifespan challenges and choices. Future contexts of professional growth are considered. Students will complete a professional portfolio to demonstrate achievement of program outcomes. 

Learn more about this program

You'll be able to download our program info sheet and receive an email from our Admissions team with information about the admissions process, tuition, courses, and more.