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Healthcare Administration

Professional Studies Program

The health care administration major provides a sound theoretical and practical working knowledge of the field of health care management and administration.

Students are provided various management tools and skills necessary to function effectively at the supervisory level within the health care industry and for graduate study in the field. The program is designed for the adult student with work experience in the area of health care.

Health Care Administration Core Curriculum

36 hours

HCAD 300Health Care Organization Theory and Management Practice3
HCAD 310Management Skills Assessment3
HCAD 320Research Methods and Statistics3
HCAD 340Personnel Management3
HCAD 350Health Care Information Systems Management3
HCAD 380Business Data Analysis3
Completion of ACCT 211 with a “C” or higher is prerequisite to this course.
HCAD 400Planning in Health Care3
HCAD 410Managerial Economics3
HCAD 420Health Care Finance3
Completion of ACCT 211 with a “C” or higher is prerequisite to this course.
HCAD 430Legal Issues and Public Policy in Health Care3
INTD 315Ethics in Modern Society3
HCAD 499Guided Independent Research Project3
General Education Requirements 29-38 hours
Prerequisite Requirement 3 hours
ACCT 211Principles of Accounting I3
With grade of “C” or higher.


43-52 hrs

It is expected that most of these electives have been completed prior to the student’s enrollment in this program.


School of Arts & Social Sciences 

The School of Arts & Social Sciences offers a curriculum focused on fostering the development of the skills essential to be successful in the global service economy of the 21st Century: writing, critical thinking, debate, analysis, and an understanding and appreciation for cultural diversity.

School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness

The School of Health Professions, Science & Wellness employs a philosophy that balances practical training and theory in approaching education for future health sciences professionals. We bridge the gap between concept and practice.

School of Graduate & Professional Studies (SGPS)

For more than 30 years, WAU has been a leader in providing career building undergraduate degree programs for working professionals. WAU has continued to expand those offerings by adding graduate programs. This provides undergraduate students the opportunity to transition into graduate programs and continue to enhance their skills and competitive marketability.