The HSA curriculum is designed to prepare students to become health services administrators in a variety of organizations and is modeled after subject matter requirements stipulated by the Accrediting Commission on Education for Health Services Administration (ACEHSA).
Comprised of both required and elective courses, the curriculum allows students to design a course of study that fits their academic and career interests. Within each of the four major areas of the curriculum there are several required and elective courses. A student can use a given course to fulfill a requirement for both their masters degree and the Health Services Administration program (e.g., FPMD 6300, Introduction to Epidemiology, meets requirements of both the MPH and HSA programs).
Depending on the student’s degree program and with careful planning, the HSA program adds from 2 to 4 semesters of study. Students are encouraged to work early with advisors from both programs in planning their coursework.
The 4 major areas of study of the HSA curriculum are:
A. MANAGEMENT SKILLS
B. HEALTH CARE SERVICES
C. SOCIAL AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES
D. RESEARCH AND QUANTITATIVE SKILLS