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About the Health Care Administration Program
Health care is a unique and rapidly changing industry requiring compassionate and effective leaders and decision makers. The courses you’ll take in Carroll University’s health care administration major will expose you to the topics, trends and challenges that are impacting health care today. When you enter the workforce as a recent graduate, you’ll bring a comprehensive understanding of these complicated policies and practices that will give you a competitive edge.
Your experiences in class will be interactive and based on real-world, problem-solving practices, providing an exceptional backdrop to engage in case-study based discussions with your peers. Many classes focus on student-led learning where you’ll work in groups to study health care terminology, policy and ethics, even working your way toward creating a strategic plan for a hospital and writing some of your own test questions.
Although internships are not required to earn this degree, students are strongly encouraged to take advantage of the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in areas that fit your interests and career goals. Many of our students participating in internships have received job offers prior to graduation.
Programs that complement the major include public health, communication, marketing, management and leadership, accounting, finance and Spanish.
Our graduates work for hospitals, nursing homes, healthcare insurance companies, medical equipment sales and other organizations in all areas including leadership, billing, quality management, patient advocacy, marketing and information technology among others.
Pre-Physical Therapy Students Benefit from a Health Care Administration Degree
Students that are considering applying to graduate school to earn their Doctor of Physical Therapy (DPT) degree will benefit from a Bachelor’s Degree in Health Care Administration. You can choose from a wide variety of pre-selected undergraduate majors, health care administration included, and in most sequences, complete your DPT at Carroll in just six years. Carroll’s DPT program has a three-year board exam pass rate (2012-2014) of 99.3 percent and job placement rate of 97.7 percent within six months of graduation (2013-2015).
The undergraduate major introduces you to healthcare terminology and communication, as well as the business side of how health care organizations operate. These areas provide a comprehensive perspective of how health care systems work and how decisions are made. Chances are, you may be asked questions about health insurance or be involved in making decisions about your specialty once you are providing direct patient care. You may also be thinking about owning your own practice someday. The health care administration major will give you the tools you’ll need to be knowledgeable and successful in any of these situations.