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Health Services Administration

Health Services Administration Bachelor of Science

The Health Services Administration Program has been in existence since 1994. Since the academic year 1998-99, 846 students have graduated with a bachelors’ degree in Health Services Administration. The Health Services Administration program prepares students for entry-level management positions in various healthcare settings or organizations. Health services administration careers can include working in integrated healthcare systems, retirement and long term care facilities, physicians’ practices, community health organizations, health care associations and insurance carriers-third party administrators. Specialties are designed to assist students needing or desiring a more focused area of interest. This degree prepares individuals interested in pursuing Davenport University’s MBA program. Credits for previous Allied Health course work or an associate’s degree with an Allied Health credential (i.e., Registered Nurse, Medical Assistant) that are not the exact equivalent of Davenport University courses may be awarded, following consultation with the Associate Dean of Allied Health.

Length of Program: 120 Credit hours

Program Outcomes:

Health Services Administration Program Mission Statement

In support of the mission of Davenport University, the mission of the Health Services Administration Bachelor of Science Program is to prepare healthcare providers and individuals with knowledge and competencies to function as managers and administrators in healthcare environments.

The Health Services Administration Program will provide students an environment which:

  • Serves students with quality
  • Embodies trustworthiness and open communication fostering teamwork
  • Demonstrates accountability for incorporating the vision of the program and meeting program goals and responsibilities
  • Fosters innovation and creativity to encourage critical thinking
  • Encourages respect for all people and embraces diversity

The Program prepares students to:

  • Be competent, ethical, and proficient healthcare administrators
  • Excel at providing quality services to clients, patients, employees, and the public to achieve productive and enjoyable lives
  • Work collaboratively with faculty, students, and the public in developing a rich, rewarding learning-centered environment to promote critical thinking and encourage research.

Program Vision Statement

Consistent with the vision of Davenport University and the College of Health Professions, the vision of the Health Services Administration Program is to be recognized as a leader in health services administration education providing education that prepares its graduates to be ethical, knowledgeable, and competent professionals.

Health Services Administration Program Value Statement

Guiding principles of the Health Services Administration program reflect Davenport University’s values represented through STAIR: Serving students with quality, Trustworthiness, Accountability, Innovation and creativity, Respect for people.

This program requires a 120 hour practicum.

Program Objectives:

The Program Objectives for the Health Services Administration Program are:

  • Prepare healthcare professionals who demonstrate knowledge of administrative and managerial theories and practices
  • Prepare healthcare professionals who demonstrate the ability to evaluate various issues related to government regulations, public policy and safety, risk management and quality initiatives.
  • Prepare healthcare professionals who demonstrate the understanding of human resource management, staff training and development, community program development, and marketing. 

In order to meet the Program Objectives, students are assessed throughout the program on their abilities to meet the following Program Learning Outcomes:

  1. Assess financial and budgetary information utilizing current principles
  2. Evaluate policies and procedures to determine organizational compliance with accrediting bodies and government laws and regulations.
  3. Recommend processes and practices related to human resource management and quality performance management.
  4. Assesses the need to improve healthcare services and access for diverse populations within the community an organization serves.
  5. Apply legal and ethical principles in healthcare administration.  
  6. Identify managerial functions related to an organization's operations.

Criminal Background Check and Drug Screen Policy:

All students in the Davenport University College of Health Professions (the "COHP") are required to submit to criminal background check and drug screening (collectively, the "Testing") at the time of declaring a major in the COHP. The results of the Testing (the "Results"), which shall remain confidential, shall be used by the COHP to approve or disapprove of a Student for enrollment or continued enrollment in the COHP, and/or eligibility for training programs, clinical or practicum. The Testing shall be completed by registering for the appropriate course and completing the entire testing process in the course. Each student is responsible for acknowledging and explaining positive Result(s) after completing the process. A student will be dismissed from the COHP if he or she refuses to consent to the Testing. The cost of the Testing is the part of the course fee and is the responsibility of the student.

Faculty and Staff

Department Chair and Associate Dean Health Information Management/Allied Health - Dr. Linda Sorensen, EdD, MPA, RHIA, CHPS

Campus Associate Department Chair/Program Director: Kimberly Corsi, MSA, LRCP, CCS

Assistant Professor and Practicum Coordinator for Allied Health and HIM: Lindsey Shull PhD, MA, LPN,CFLE

Lettinga/Great Lakes Bay/Lansing

Associate Department Chair: Marybeth Pieri-Smith, MBA, RHIA, CCSP, CPC, CMA 

Faculty: Yvette Pawlowski, M.Ed, RHIA, CHDS


Campus Associate Department Chair:  Kimberly Corsi, MSA, LRCP, CCS


Associate Dean:  Dr. Kelly McCarron, Ed.D,OTR/L

Associate Department Chair: Megan Tober, MBA, RHIA 

Teaching and Learning Coordinators:

Carly Davidson

Dawn Strauss-Berta



Regional Accrediting Body:

Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools
30 N. LaSalle St.
Chicago, IL 60602-2504

Date of Reaccreditation: 2014

Next Accreditation Due: 2021-2022

National Accrediting Body (Full Certification):

The Bachelor of Science Health Services Administration Program is “Full Certified Undergraduate Program” by the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.

Contact Information:

Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA)
1730 M St. NW, Suite 407, Washington, DC 20036

Phone: 202-763-7283  Fax:  202-763-7561