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Health Care Administration


Health Care Administration Core
The Health Care Administration Core has been carefully designed to provide students with fundamental business skills along with a broad understanding of management in a health care setting. Health care administrators need to possess a variety of management, communication and leadership skills. They work in various types of health care facilities that provide a wide array of health care services and levels of care. Techniques of analysis and evaluation will be applied to the delivery of health services with a focus on organizational design, staffing, financing and utilization of limited resources.

Career Opportunities
Career opportunities in the health care industry are among the fastest growing in the United States, and health care is the largest industry within the Greater Cleveland metropolitan area. The new delivery systems in providing health care have created many specialized industries, such as long-term rehabilitation, industrial medicine and home health care.

Entry level positions in the health care industry include:

  • Activities Program Coordinator
  • Marketing Coordinator
  • Discharge Coordinator
  • Human Resource Recruiter
  • Coordinator of Volunteer Services
  • Coordinator of Outreach Services
  • HR Generalist
  • Medical Staff Coordinator
  • Accounts Receivable/Payable Clerk
  • Compliance Coordinator
  • Admissions/Discharge Clerk
Advanced positions in the health care industry include:

  • Admissions Director
  • Community Relations Manager
  • Physician Practice Manager
  • Manager of Finance
  • Director of Activities/Programs
  • Director of Marketing
  • Director of Emergency Services
  • Director of Clinical Information Systems
  • Director of Volunteer Services
  • Director of Wellness Programs
The Ursuline Studies Program
The heart of an Ursuline education is the Ursuline Studies Program. By its very nature, the Ursuline Studies Program is committed to the development and enrichment of all students. As an outcomes-based curriculum, the program views assessment of academic progress as an essential part of each course and each stage of development.

The Ursuline Studies Program involves a series of writing-intensive interdisciplinary courses that total 49 credit hours and serve as the liberal arts core of an Ursuline College education. The program highlights personal development, the cultivation of academic abilities and the exploration of a coherent, integrated body of knowledge drawn from a variety of disciplines.

Major Degree Plan/Audit Sheet




Certificate of Proficiency in Health Care Administration


22-25 Credit Hours
Total credit hours are dependent on internship requirement.

Classes Meet Once Per Week for 5 Weeks
Exceptions are HCA 360 and HCA 430, which meet for 10 weeks each.

The Health Care Administration Core
The Health Care Administration Certificate has been carefully designed to provide students with the fundamental skills and competencies needed to manage within a health services organization that offers a wide array of services and levels of care within a seamlessly integrated delivery system.

Techniques of case analysis and evaluation will be applied to course content with a focus on the salient issues facing health care managers in the areas of:

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resources
  • Economics
  • Marketing
  • Finance
  • Policy Formation and Implementation
  • Conducting Data Analysis with the use of Excel

Students may begin studies with or without a college degree, and certificate courses may be applied towards a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Health Care Administration.

In addition, the Certificate in HCA can significantly supplement the BA Degree in Business Management, affording students greater employment opportunities in the local job market in which health care is the dominant industry.

Prerequisites to HCA Certificate: Computer Competency Equivalent to MC 103, 105, and 107 MA 114 or MAT 125 or equivalent knowledge.

HCA Certificate Plan Audit Sheet

Gainful Employment
Federal regulations require institutions to disclose to prospective and current students certain information about Gainful Employment Programs. A "Gainful Employment" program is a certificate program that leads to gainful employment in a recognized occupation.  Ursuline College currently offers some certificate programs that meet the Gainful Employment definition. Information about this certificate program, including related occupations, graduation rate, median loan debt for program completers, on-time completion rate and other pertinent facts is available on the following document: