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2017-2018 Catalog 
2017-2018 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Health Care Administration BSB

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The Health Care Administration BSB degree helps prepare you for a career in the health care industry. Graduates of the program find employment as health service managers with various organizations, including hospitals, clinics, health maintenance organizations, and nursing homes. In addition, the program provides excellent preparation for graduate study in business or health care administration.

US Bureau of Labor Statistics, Occupational Outlook reports the job outlook for 2014-2024 to be 17% growth (average is 8%).  Median salary 2015 $94,500 per year ($45.43 per hour).

Information on occupational outlook and opportunities can be found at the Federal Government’s Bureau of Labor Statistics:


Students electing to follow the Long Term care concentration are eligible to take the State and Federal Nursing Home Administrators’ Licensing Exam upon graduation.

Students in the current Long Term Care students are required to complete an 800-hour AIT (Administrator-in-training) internship. Effective July 1, 2018, all students new to the program will be required to complete a 1000 hour AIT internship, per our accrediting body, the National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB). At that time, the credit hours will increase from 8 to 10.


The health care administration program’s curriculum meets the Board of Nursing Home Administration’s (BENHA) standards, and the program has been accredited by the board. This accreditation allows students who complete the bachelor of science in business administration degree with a concentration in health care administration, extended care track, to sit for the state and national nursing home administration exams. BENHA approves programs whose curriculum provides the content and practical experience necessary for a student to gain the competencies to be a successful licensed nursing home administrator. The program at Shawnee State University is the only business degree program in Ohio with this accreditation.

The Long Term Administration program at Shawnee State University successfully passed the National Accreditation Board for Nursing Home Administrator’s accreditation survey and holds both NAB and BENHA accreditation for this program.

Career Opportunities

Students choosing the long-term care track in the health care administration program at Shawnee State are entering a challenging and growing career field. As the population grows older, the needs of the elderly are becoming greater. Graduates with this degree are competent to manage and work in home health, assisted living, and other health facilities designed to care for the elderly.

For students interested in primary care, the health care administration program offers an acute care track which focuses on management and administrative careers in hospitals, clinics, and managed care. There is also a growing need for individuals to work in these types of facilities.

The health care administration program offers a solid business base with courses specific in health care administration and provides the graduate a variety of employment opportunities in the rapidly changing health care environment. This program also provides the necessary courses in preparation for graduate school.

Class Scheduling

Health care administration courses are offered late in the afternoon and in the evening to accommodate the working professional.


Member of IACBE (International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education).

Degree Requirements

General Education Program 42 Hours
Business Core 26 Unique Hours
Health Care Administration Major - Core 21 Hours
Required Related Courses 15 Hours
Concentrations 12 or 14 Hours
General Electives 2-3 Hours
Total Hours Required 120 Hours

General Education Program (GEP) 42 Hours

English Composition 6 Hours
Oral Communication 3 Hours
Literature 3 Hours
Fine and Performing Arts 3 Hours
Natural Science 7 Hours
Quantitative Reasoning 5 Hours

STAT1800 counts for both the GEP and Business Core requirements.

Engaged Citizenry 3 Hours
Global Perspectives 3 Hours
Historical Perspectives 3 Hours
Ethical Insight and Reasoning 3 Hours
Human Behavior 3 Hours

ECON2201 counts for both the GEP and Business Core requirements.

3 Hours
Total Hours 42 Hours


Concentrations (13-14 Hours)

Long-Term Care (14 Hours)

General Electives (2-3 Hours)

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