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Health Services Administration (B.S.H.S.)

Health administrators plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage facilities, specific clinical areas and practices for groups of physicians. They facilitate direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology. Graduates of the Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences with a major in Health Services Administration will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance the administration and the delivery of health services through healthcare management and policy education.

Health Services Administration (B.S.H.S.)


Description


What is Health Sciences at ODU like?

Health administrators plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. They might manage facilities, specific clinical areas and practices for groups of physicians. They facilitate direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology. Graduates of the Bachelors of Science in Health Sciences with a major in Health Services Administration will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance the administration and the delivery of health services through healthcare management and policy education.

Program Highlights


What makes Health Sciences at ODU unique?

  • Graduates of the Bachelor of Science in Health Sciences with a major in Health Services Administration will possess the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance the administration and the delivery of health services through healthcare management and policy education.

  • Graduates will serve as leaders for health care organizations in public, private, and military organizations.

  • Students will have the opportunity to gain practical healthcare management experience and drive the innovation in healthcare policy.

  • The curriculum integrates a multidisciplinary approach including global health, public health, health care finance, health services research, epidemiology, and health care policy and management.

Careers


What are some careers in this field?

Check out these ideas from ODU Career Development Services and the Occupational Information Network (O*NET). A median salary is the midpoint of what people typically earn—half of those surveyed earned above the median salary, and half earned below.

Medical and Health Services Managers

$111,680

MEDIAN SALARY


Plan, direct, or coordinate medical and health services in hospitals, clinics, managed care organizations, public health agencies, or similar organizations.

Chief Executives

$196,050

MEDIAN SALARY


Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.

Courses


What are some courses offered in Health Sciences at ODU?

CHP 445:
Health Services Research Methods


This course focuses on health services research and its assessment abilities and application in health care. Topics include the use of EXCEL, SAS, and SPSS to analyze data. An exploration of the issues and challenges of health services research for health related organizations and other organizations. Statistical procedures and practices will also be conducted. Prerequisite: STAT 130M.

CHP 461:
Managerial Epidemiology


This course will blend theory and application of epidemiology. This course will also provide a comprehensive introduction to epidemiology and explain how to use epidemiological concepts and tools to improve decisions about the management of health services. Prerequisites: CHP 200 and a declared major in the University or approval of the program director.

CHP 485:
Health Informatics


This course focuses on healthcare informatics (information systems) and applications in health care organizations. It provides an overview of health information system concepts, management, and integration of technology in healthcare organizations. Prerequisites: junior standing and a declared major in the University or approval of the program director.

Requirements


What are the requirements to apply for Health Sciences at ODU?

Students entering the Bachelor of Science program in Health Sciences should meet the minimum university admission requirements (Undergraduate Admission)

  • Must be completed with a C or better; C- is not acceptable. Application deadlines are February 15th, May 15th and October 15th. CHP 200 and STAT 130M must be completed with grade of C or better before submitting program application. Students must be admitted to the program before enrolling in any 300/400 level CHP major courses. Lower division general education requirements must be complete before enrolling in 300/400 level CHP major courses.

    NOTE: Elective credits may be needed to achieve 120 credit hours required for the degree. Upper Division General Education is met by Management Minor.

Cost

Tuition and Fees

Estimated rates for the 2021-22 academic year. Rates are subject to change. Anyone that is not a current Virginia resident will be charged non-resident rates. That includes international students.

Virginia Resident


Per Credit:

$ 360

Non-Resident


Per Credit:

$ 1,032

Active Duty Military Rate


Per Credit:

$ 250

Technology Delivered Courses Outside Virginia and/or the United States


Per Credit:

$ 407

Ways to Save

Here are a few ways for you to save on the cost of attending ODU. For more information visit University Student Financial aid

Next Steps


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CLINICAL ASSISTANT PROFESSOR


Name:

Leslie Hoglund


Location:

3112 HEALTH SCIENCES BLDG, NORFOLK, VA, 23529



Office:

757-683-5437


Undergraduate Admissions


Location:

1004 Rollins Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3685


Fax:

757-683-3255


Email:

admissions@odu.edu


International Admissions


Location:

2101 Dragas Hall, Norfolk, VA 23529


Phone Office:

757-683-3701


Fax:

757-683-3651


Email:

intladm@odu.edu

Transfer


I like this program and want to transfer. What are my next steps?

At ODU, we understand that as a transfer student you have unique needs that require a wide array of campus resources. The Center for Advising Administration and Academic Partnerships aims to create a transfer inclusive culture that supports the successful transition, engagement, and academic achievement of transfer students. The services and programs offered to you as a Monarch are endless so take advantage of every opportunity. Even before you set foot on campus, we encourage you to Explore, Experience, and Engage! Visit our Transfer Students page for more information.

Additional Programs


Are there other programs at ODU I may be interested in?

With over 120 undergraduate programs, 130 graduate programs at the master'seducation specialist and doctoral levels plus a wealth of certificate and professional development programs, Old Dominion University has the program for you. Visit our academic program listing page to see other programs ODU has to offer.

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