Professional Studies, Health Administration Concentration, B.S.

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Professional Studies, Health Administration Concentration, B.S.

The Professional Studies program helps students prepare for management positions in the field of health administration. The Professional Studies major consists of foundation courses in communications, statistics, supervision, organizational systems, organizational relations, and international context.

The Health Administration concentration focuses on classes in healthcare research, healthcare leadership management, trends and issues in healthcare, community health care, and international health. This major does not qualify you as an applicant for licensure consideration by the state of Tennessee. Many students who pursue this degree will be prepared for entry-level healthcare administration positions. For information about the state of Tennessee's licensure requirements go to www.tn.gov/content/dam/tn/health/documents/BENHA_Online_Application.pdf.

Three additional concentrations are available:

  • Health Administration focuses on classes in healthcare research, nursing leadership management, trends and issues in nursing healthcare, community health nursing, and international health.
  • Organizational Leadership courses concentrate on public relations, psychology, business etiquette, human resources, and cultural diversity.
  • International Organizational Leadership teaches about international management, international law, political economy, intercultural communication, and international relations.

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The Health Administration concentration offers training that allows graduates to work in settings such as hospital and health systems management, medical groups, pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies, care management organizations, health IT firms, government/policy organizations, health insurers, consulting firms, and corporate benefits programs.

Positions that prior students in these concentrations now work in include:

Health Administration

  • Convalescent hospital administrator
  • Food and Drug Administration manager
  • Government administrator
  • Health information manager
  • Hospital administrator
  • Insurance company representative
  • Medical practice office manager
  • Medical services manager
  • Nursing home administrator
  • Pharmaceutical company manager
  • Public charity director
  • Public health manager
  • Residential care facility administrator

Employers of MTSU alumni include

  • Aerospace Testing Alliance
  • AllState Insurance
  • American Eagle Airlines
  • Bridgestone
  • Calsonic
  • Department of Veteran Affairs
  • Fisk University
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Olin Corp.
  • United Healthcare
  • U.S. Postal Service
  • Wyeth Pharmaceuticals
  • Xerox

 

Three additional concentrations are available:

  • Health Administration focuses on classes in healthcare research, nursing leadership management, trends and issues in nursing healthcare, community health nursing, and international health.
  • Organizational Leadership courses concentrate on public relations, psychology, business etiquette, human resources, and cultural diversity.
  • International Organizational Leadership teaches about international management, international law, political economy, intercultural communication, and international relations.

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