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Division of Continuing Studies

Healthcare Administration

The Division of Continuing Studies offers the Bachelor of General Studies degree with an area of concentration in Healthcare Administration.

Required Courses (15 hours):

PA 2170 Introduction to Public Administration 3 hrs
HED 1500 Foundations in Health Education 3 hrs
PA 3500 Organization & Management 3 hrs
GERO 4510 Long-Term Care Administration (fall only) 3 hrs
HED 4950 Public Health Leadership & Advocacy (spring only) 3 hrs

Remaining 15 hours from one of the three tracks: Gerontology, Health Education or General Administration.

Gerontology

Choose 15 hours from this list

 

GERO 2000

Introduction to Gerontology

3 hrs

GERO 3070

Death & Dying

3 hrs

GERO 4350

Issues in Aging (Special Topics)

3 hrs

GERO 4460

Psychology of Adult Development

3 hrs

GERO 4470

Mental Health & Aging (prereq. junior or senior)

3 hrs

GERO 4500

Legal Aspects of Aging

3 hrs

GERO 4550

Health Aspects of Aging

3 hrs

GERO 4670

Programs & Services for the Elderly (prereq. junior or senior)

3 hrs

GERO 4690

Working with Minority Elderly (prereq. junior or senior)

3 hrs

GERO 4850

Hospice & Other Services for the Dying (prereq. junior or senior)

3 hrs

GERO 4940

Practicum (prereq. permission)

3 hrs

 Students choosing Gerontology are encouraged to also obtain the Certificate in Gerontology. For more information please see your advisor.

 

Health Education Choose 15 hours from this list  
HED 2070 Drug Awareness 3 hrs
HED 2310 Healthful Living 3 hrs
HED 2850 Stress Management 3 hrs
HED 3030 First Aid 3 hrs
HED 3070 Death & Dying 3 hrs
HED 3080 Health Concepts of Sexual Development 3 hrs
HED 3310 General Safety Education 3 hrs
HED 4000 Methods & Materials in Health Education (prereq. HED 1500 & PE 2880) 3 hrs
HED 4040 Prevention & Control of Disease (permission of instructor if do not meet prereqs) 3 hrs
HED 4050 Introduction to Research in Public Health (prereq. junior standing) 3 hrs
HED 4060 School Health Programs (prereq. HED 1500) 3 hrs
HED 4130 Community Health (prereq. HED 1500) 3 hrs
HED 4280 Social Marketing in Public Health (prereq. junior standing) 3 hrs
HED 4400 Health Literacy (prereq. junior standing) 3 hrs
HED 4420 Public Health Informatics (prereq. junior standing) 3 hrs
HED 4550/
GERO 4550
Health Aspects of Aging (prereq. 6 credits of HED or permission) 3 hrs
HED 4650 Global Health (prereq. junior standing 3 hrs
HED 4700 Women's Health & Issues of Diversity (prereq. junior standing) 3 hrs
HED 4880 Health Policy 3 hrs
HED 4950 Health Education-Organization & Planning (must meet repreqs, for course - prereq. HED 1500, 3600, senior standing or permission of instructor) 3 hrs
HED 4970 Independent Study may also be used and requires permission of the instructor (online courses are available)  
Statistics PSYC 310, SOC 2130 or aother approved course 3 hrs

(PE 2400 or another anatomy & physiology course is recommended for general education lab science and is required for the master's program at UNO.)

 

General Administration Choose 15 hours from this list  
ECON 2200 Principles of Microeconomics (prereq. MATH 1310, 2.0) 3 hrs
ECON 2220 Principles of Macroeconomics (prereq. ECON 220, 2.3) 3 hrs
ACCT 2010 Principles of Accounting I (prereq. MATH 1320, 2.3) 3 hrs
ACCT 2020 Principles of Accounting II (prereq. ACCT 2010) 3 hrs
LAWS 3170 Ethics in Business (prereq. ECON 2200 & 2220) 3 hrs
MGMT 3200 Managerial Communications (prereq. ENGL 1160 and SPCH 1110, 2.5) 3 hrs
MGMT 3490 Management (prereq. ENGL 1160, 2.5) 3 hrs
MGMT 3510 Human Resource Management (prereq. MGMT 3490) 3 hrs
MKT 2210 Survey of Marketing (prereq. ENGL 1160, 2.3) 3 hrs
MKT 3310 Principles of Marketing (prereq. ECON 2200, 2.5) 3 hrs
FNBK 3250 Principles of Financial Management (prereq. ACCT 2020, ECON 2200, ECON 2220, MATH 1320, BSAD 2130 or 3160, 2.5) 3 hrs
PA 2000 Leadership and Administration 3 hrs

Suggested Secondary Fields: Gerontology, Health Education, or General Administration (if not used as part of Area of Concentration).

Career Information:
An area of concentration in healthcare administration prepares students to develop, plan, coordinate, and manage healthcare operations and services. Students are able to specialize in gerontology, health education, or general administration. This degree will also provide the necessary knowledge to pursue an advanced degree, if desired. Depending on the specialization they choose, healthcare administration students may find administrative, management, or support positions in clinics, insurance companies, hospitals, nursing homes, public health departments, universities, healthcare organizations, medical practices, and rehabilitation centers.

For more career information, check out American College of Healthcare Executives Careers Page, U.S. Department of Labor - Medical & Health Services Managers, or UNO Career Center.

Revised Fall 2013