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Health Administration Emphasis

The Health Administration emphasis (PHHA) is designed to prepare students for employment in public health administration and management in health departments, hospitals and clinics. Courses included in the emphasis provide an introduction to the management and administration of healthcare organizations for students who are interested in entry-level healthcare administration jobs and/or those who wish to attend graduate school to pursue graduate level study in health administration.

Students in the health administration emphasis take core courses in public health that are taught in a traditional classroom setting. In addition, they take a series of health administration and health leadership courses that are only offered on-line and must be taken in sequence. Courses in the sequence may be subject to different tuition rates. The sequence includes two courses that are only offered in the summer semester.