Health Services Administration

College of Health Sciences
Health Services Administration

Degree Options

On-Campus Degrees

  • B.S. in Health Services Administration, Health Informatics and Information Management
  • B.S. in Health Services Administration, Health Care Management

Online Degrees

Who Would be Interested in Health Services Administration?

If you have a desire to blend both business and health care together, Health Services Administration (HSA) may be for you. This degree is ideal for individuals who would like to have the flexibility of developing a career as either:

  • A health care administrator
  • A specialist in health informatics and information management

Why Health Services Administration?

Program Accreditation

  • The Health Informatics and Information Management (HIIM) option is accredited by the Commission on the Accreditation for Health Informatics and Information Management Education (CAHIIM).
  • Students graduating from the HIIM option are eligible to sit for the national certification examination leading to a credential as a Registered Health Information Administrator (RHIA).

Professional Practice Experience

An important part of your education is gaining professional practice experience (PPE) prior to graduation. In HSA 411-413 (Professional Practice Experience), students are assigned to different health care facilities over three semesters to gain actual observation and work experience under the direction of a facility employee. Recently used PPE sites include:

  • Baptist Health-Richmond, KY
  • Norton Healthcare-Louisville, KY
  • St. Joseph Hospital-Lexington, KY
  • VA Medical Center-Lexington, KY
  • Baptist East Hospital-Louisville, KY
  • Central Baptist Hospital-Lexington, KY
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital-Baltimore, MD
  • University of Kentucky Healthcare-Lexington, KY
  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)-Atlanta, GA

Potential Job Opportunities

Recent graduates of the Health Services Administration program have obtained their first job as a:

  • Cancer Registrar
  • Case Mix Analyst
  • Health Data Analyst
  • Database Administrator
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Nursing Home Administrator
  • Clinical Education Coordinator
  • Physician Practice Administrator
  • Coding/Reimbursement Consultant
  • Hospital Department Director/Supervisor
  • Performance Improvement (Quality Management) Coordinator

What Are the Requirements to be Admitted to the Program?

All students who declare Health Services Administration as their major are initially placed into a pre-HSA curriculum. Required courses can be found at the HSA website and the University's Undergraduate Catalog.

Admission to the HSA program requires the following:

  • Institutional GPA of 2.75 or higher
  • Completion of general education requirements (at least 75%)
  • Completion of each course in the Pre-HSA curriculum with a grade of C or better after a maximum of two attempts

Students who meet the minimum requirements will be accepted into the program within the enrollment limits determined by the faculty. The Program reserves the right to accept only the best qualified applicants who meet the minimum requirements.

Where Are Recent Graduates Employed?

  • Cancer Registrar, Norton Healthcare-Louisville, KY
  • Case Mix Analyst, The John Hopkins Hospital-Baltimore, MD
  • Business Analyst, Kentucky Health Information Exchange (KHIE)

How Do I Get More Information?

On-Campus Program Information
Contact Dr. Heather Tudor Program Coordinator

Online Program Information
Contact Misty Bailey, Online Enrollment Advisor

Are There Scholarship Opportunities?

  • Kentucky Health Information Management Association Scholarship

Other scholarship opportunities are available on the state and national level for Health Services Administration students