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Health Services Administration

Whether you aspire to manage a health care facility or gain experience in a specific health care discipline, EKU’s 100% online health services administration program prepares you to take on leadership roles and serve your community. Increases in chronic conditions, global health concerns, and an aging population have led to a strong demand for health care professionals. Health services administrators plan, direct, coordinate, and supervise the delivery of health care services. Graduates of the HSA program are well prepared to take on key roles within the health care system and graduates of the HIIM concentration are prepared for the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam. 


Format: 100% online
Credit Hours: 120 hours
Tuition: $417 per credit hour
                  $250 per credit hour for active duty military
Transfer Credits Accepted: Up to 90 hours*
Career Options: Accounts manager, health data analyst, database administrator, admissions coordinator, utilization/case manager, clinical research assistant, nursing home administrator, physician practice administrator, coding/reimbursement consultant, hospital department director, hospital department supervisor, performance improvement coordinator, quality management coordinator               


Gain a competitive edge with a concentration

As part of the health services administration (HSA) program you can choose between two specialty concentrations, giving you a competitive edge in the job market. Options include:

Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM)

HIIM offers a diverse curriculum that provides a strong background in health care management, health data analytics, health data management, and computer applications in health care. Health informatics and information management professionals are experts in collecting, interpreting, and analyzing patient data for clinical, financial, and administrative decision-making. With the advancement of health communication and information technology, the need for these professionals will grow significantly in the future.

Courses include:

  • Fundamentals of Medical Science
  • Clinical Classification Systems
  • Health Information Management Systems
  • Clinical Information Management
  • Professional Certification Preparation

Health Care Management (HCM) 

HCM provides individuals with a unique blend of both business and health care-related course work. This concentration prepares students for entry-level staff and management positions in health care settings.

Courses include:

  • Principles of Microeconomics
  • Principles of Marketing
  • Introduction to Public Health Management Information Systems
  • Legal and Ethical Environments of Business

Enhance your degree with a minor or certificate

Select from a wide range of minors, allowing you to explore interests or make use of prior credits.

You can also choose from numerous undergraduate certificates in specialty areas that complement and enhance your major as you work toward your degree.

What sets our program apart?

Learn essential skills to serve your community in today’s health care environment. Our fully-accredited online programs are made up of the same high-quality courses and taught by the same experienced professors as the on-campus programs. EKU’s curriculum blends academic and professional preparation through course topics such as legal issues in health care, health care reimbursement, health care quality management, and health services research methods.

  • Accelerated 8-week terms
  • 6 start dates per year
  • HIIM concentration is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM)
  • Graduates of HIIM concentration are eligible to take the Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam
  • Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA) certification exam pass rate by EKU graduates is higher than the national average - 84%, compared to the national average of 74%
  • Generous credit transfer policy
  • Reduced tuition for active duty military members
  • Free online tutoring and career services assistance
  • Fast-track opportunities for students with 80 or more credit hours
  • Dedicated advisors who provide personalized graduation plans
  • Ranked by U.S. News & World Report among the best universities offering online degrees

Why choose EKU?
EKU is a regionally-accredited, brick-and-mortar university that is ranked among the nation's best colleges and has been educating students for more than a century. EKU has received numerous honors, including being named one of the best online colleges in the nation and one of the most veteran-friendly campuses.