2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
    
    Dec 06, 2022  
2022-2023 Undergraduate Academic Catalog

Health Care Administration, B.S.


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The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in health care administration offers courses in the strategic management of health care systems, health care financial management, health care policy analysis, and legal and ethical challenges facing the industry. It is designed for students interested in management careers with hospitals; federal, state, and county health programs; pharmaceutical companies; medical laboratories; nursing facilities; surgical facilities; imaging technology facilities; and health education and training companies. Health care management majors who are not employed in the industry are required to take HCA 425 - Health Care Internship  in their senior year. Students spend the entire semester at an internship site and may earn 3-12 credit hours for the experience, depending on their work schedule.

Technology Competency Skills


Saint Leo University Technology Competency Skills                                             

Technology is threaded through our personal, professional, and educational interactions. To successfully manage these interactions - specifically relating to education and employment - our students must have the ability to navigate and operate essential computer functions, beyond social media. Demonstrating competency of basic technology skills is essential for the success of all Saint Leo University students.

Saint Leo University requires undergraduate students to demonstrate technology competency prior to degree conferral. These technology competency skills can be satisfied through a waiver exam, microcredential module, or academic course (COM-140 or equivalent, earning a grade of C or better within 10 years). Students should meet with their advisors to discuss options and establish a plan to satisfy the graduation requirement.

Technology Competency Skills Microcredential:

A self-paced, online module designed to develop and reinforce computer competencies and literacy. The module introduces general computer operations using current computing technologies and software. Selected topics include the Internet, security and safety, digital communication practices, operating systems, as well as creating and evaluating documents, worksheets, and presentations. Guidelines for selecting computer hardware and software are addressed. Satisfactory completion of this microcredential meets the Saint Leo University Technology Competency Skills graduation requirement. Upon completion the microcredential, students will earn a digital badge. This badge can be shared as confirmation of demonstrated skill and ability. This course is not covered by financial aid.

Technology Competency Skills Waiver Exam:

Students may take the technology competency skills waiver exam to satisfy the Saint Leo University technology competency skill requirement. The Waiver Exam tests your knowledge of Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Windows, and the Internet. The exam is Pass/Fail and you must receive a minimum score of 74% to pass. 

University Campus Only Course Requirements


University Explorations (42 credit hours)


Common Body of Knowledge (36 Credit Hours)


Major Requirements (21-30 credit hours)


General Elective Credits: Complete enough general elective credit hours to fulfill total hours required for degree completion.


Recommended Electives


HCA 333  ,  POL 325 - Public Administration , and REL 424 - Death and the Meaning of Life .

Total Credits: 120


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