Department of Professional Studies
A student pursuing a bachelor of science degree can choose to major in Health Services Administration. The Health Services Administration program prepares students to assume entry-level positions within a dynamic healthcare environment. It accomplishes this by providing an excellent foundation of relative coursework, structured extracurricular learning experiences, and a supervised internship.
Our students and graduates are prepared to assume a variety of employment opportunities within the healthcare field. Some examples of these opportunities include areas such as: hospitals, nursing homes, managed care companies, group practices, government agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies, primary care centers, healthcare technology companies, retirement villages, medical supply companies, adult day care centers, senior centers, rehabilitation and specialty hospitals, and more. They are also prepared to enter highly selective and professional graduate studies.
The Future Healthcare Leaders of SRU is the student organization for Health Services Administration majors. It is affiliated with the national association known as the American College of Healthcare Executives. Students are encouraged to become active members of this association to help them advance their personal and academic goals. The organization is involved in providing many interesting local, regional, and national activities and events, such as field trips, an annual national conference held in Chicago, as well as other opportunities for networking and service-related activities, You can visit their web site at: http://sru.collegiatelink.net. (You may need to type “Future Healthcare Leaders” in the search engine to access the full link.)
Health Services Administration students who maintain a 2.5 QPA overall and in the major participate in a 12-week full-time administrative internship during the summer of their senior year. The internship is the capstone course that provides a linkage between the knowledge and theory obtained throughout the curriculum and the actual work environment. SRU students have been given excellent recommendations for graduate programs and employment following internships. In addition, many students have been offered employment as a result of their excellent performance during the internship.