Become a leader in the healthcare industry.
For our future healthcare innovators and leaders, Bethany College is excited to announce our new healthcare administration program. As a student of this program, you will have the opportunity to act as an agent of change and innovation within the healthcare business world.
Over the course of your education, you will acquire the foundation of skills to effectively coordinate healthcare systems and take on a wide range of management roles. Whether your career path leads you to private practice, a pharmaceutical or insurance company, or a hospital, your extensive knowledge of the U.S. healthcare system, will grant you the power to succeed in any environment.
Areas of Study
- Healthcare Administration (major)
Careers in Healthcare Administration
- Healthcare Department Manager
- Healthcare Financial Manager
- Quality and Improvement Manager
- Healthcare Administrator
- Physician Practice Manager
- Clinical Director
- Hospital Administrator
- Medical Records Manager
- Health and Social Services Manager
Meet the Faculty
Chair; Associate Professor of Business
Ed.D., MBA, B.A., West Virginia Universitytpauls@bethanywv.edu
Healthcare Administration Courses
At Bethany, you’ll find a curriculum that distinctively prepares you for a successful career in the field of healthcare administration.
Your courses may include:
- Organizational Leadership
This course will focus on the leader as a relationship builder, social architect, as well as the personal side of that individual. Traits, behaviors, relationships, and the strengths of an organizational leader will be addressed.
- Healthcare Service Operations
This course is your introduction to healthcare operations. You'll learn about operations and systems management within the context of healthcare systems, how hospital supply chains work, and how to analyze operational processes to improve efficiencies. By the end of this course, you'll know how to evaluate and optimize hospital processes. This online class has optional live sessions.
- Health Data and Analytics
This course will help you understand the process of analyzing patient and other healthcare data to drive change and achieve greater efficiencies in healthcare systems. You'll build the programming and scripting skills you need to analyze and explore data sets. By the end of the course, you'll be able to perform statistical analyses of healthcare data and turn it into actional information to improve healthcare systems. This online class has optional live sessions.
- Health Law and Ethics
This course is your overview of healthcare law in the U.S. You'll learn about the ethical and legal issues that healthcare providers and administrators are confronted with in the modern workforce. By the end of this course, you'll understand how the legal environment shapes the medical professional and how to analyze and respond to a range of ethical and legal issues. This online class has optional live sessions.
- Healthcare Finance
This course teaches you how to apply concepts of finance and accounting to healthcare. You'll learn how to track and evaluate the financial status of a healthcare organization. Additionally, you'll learn how healthcare systems finance growth and other projects. By the end of this course, you will be able to analyze issues and trends in healthcare finance and use financial information to support healthcare decision-making. This online course has optional live sessions.
- Health Systems of the U.S.
This course is your introduction to the U.S. healthcare system and the process of healthcare management. You'll learn how the healthcare industry functions and explore the roles and impacts of its various parts. You'll also have the opportunity to compare and contrast the U.S. healthcare system with those of other nations. By the end of this course, you'll know the ins and outs of the American healthcare system. This online class has optional live sessions.