Health Care Administration Bachelor's Degree Overview
UT offers both a 4-year program and a 2+2 year program in health care administration. Students can enroll in the 4-year program in their freshman year. Upon completion of the 4-year program, the student earns the bachelor of science degree in health care administration and a general minor in business. Students who enroll in the 2+2 year program must have an associate’s degree in a health related field. Students who select this program are often already gainfully employed in the health-care field (nurses, respiratory therapists, etc.). Upon completion of the program, the 2+2 year program student receives the bachelor of science degree in health care administration.
The health care administration program at UT provides students with the knowledge and skills to manage as a health-care professional. Students learn how to manage in health-care organizations, how to deal with personnel, and how to interpret and comply with laws that affect health care providers, administrators and organizations.
Course work in organizational, information systems and financial management are combined with human relations and health-care issues to provide the students with a comprehensive set of skills for advancing in the profession of health care administration. The student also gains real world experience through an internship in hospitals or other health-care organizations.
College of Health and Human Services Highlights
- Outstanding labs and facilities - Learn in new, state-of-the-art classroom and lab spaces with equipment that lets you get hands-on to simulate the work you’ll do once you graduate.
- Benefit from on-campus opportunities - Take advantage of the close proximity to UT Medical Center hospital and outpatient services for volunteer experience and clinical rotations. Work in some of the Main Campus clinics to practice your skills and learn while providing direct service to the public. You can even work with the student-athletes in UT's athletics and recreation programs.
- Outstanding faculty - Learn from faculty who are as well-versed in the practice of health sciences as in the theory. They are distinguished researchers and providers who want to teach and mentor you.
- Master's and Ph.D. programs - These upper-level programs attract high-caliber faculty and resources that also benefit our undergraduate students.
The health-care field is a growing and expanding profession. It is likely that there will continue to be a demand and promising career opportunities for knowledgeable, skilled professionals in a variety of health-care settings. Graduates prepare themselves for administrative positions in hospitals, long-term care and outpatient facilities, physician offices, mental health organizations, health insurance companies and other types of health organizations.
The UT program also prepares students who want a master’s degree at some point in their career, often an important consideration for those eventually seeking senior health-care executive positions
Health Care Administration Bachelor's Degree Curriculum