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Health Services Administration Option, Liberal Arts A.A.

 

Do you have a passion for health services administration?

As a medical and health services manager, also called healthcare executives or healthcare administrators, you will plan, direct, and coordinate medical and health services. You might manage an entire facility, a specific clinical area or department, or a medical practice for a group of physicians. Medical and health services managers must direct changes that conform to changes in healthcare laws, regulations, and technology.

Most medical and health services managers work in offices in health care facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes, and group medical practices. Employment of medical and health services managers is projected to grow 17 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations. As the large baby-boom population ages and people remain active later in life, the health care industry as a whole will see an increase in the demand for medical services.

Most medical and health services managers have at least a bachelor’s degree before entering the field; however, master’s degrees also are common. Prospective managers typically have some work experience in an administrative or a clinical role in a hospital or other health care facility.

For a career in Health Services Administration, you need to earn your bachelor’s degree before being accepted into master’s degree a program. Gulf Coast State College in Panama City, Florida has some of the lowest tuition rates in the state, but provides high-quality education. Starting with a two-year degree in Health Services Administration AA University Transfer Track helps you save money on your overall education costs and prepares you for success at a top university in Florida.

Which Florida universities offer Health Services Administration programs?

This transfer track is designed to prepare students for upper division studies in Health Services Administration programs.  The University of North Florida, University of Central Florida, and Florida Atlantic University are among the accredited schools now offering bachelor degrees in Health Services Administration. Graduates of this bachelor’s degree will be prepared for entry‐level management in a health service field.  It is strongly recommended that students carefully examine the catalog of the university to which transfer is expected.

Contact Gulf Coast’s Health Services Administration advisor for more information about educational requirements needed to become a Health Services Administrator.

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Who is eligible for the health services administration Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

If you are a high school graduate, you can apply to this program.

If you have earned credits from a regionally accredited college or university, you may have a head start at Gulf Coast State College.  

WHY CHOOSE GULF COAST STATE COLLEGE TO EARN YOUR degree?

  • You'll get a great education with one of the lowest tuition rates in the state.
  • With small class sizes and professors who care, you'll get the personal attention you deserve.
  • More than 90% of our graduates would recommend Gulf Coast State College to others.
 
 

How do I apply to the health services administration Option, Liberal Arts A.A. program?

To apply, you’ll need to complete the general admission application to Gulf Coast State College.  Visit the Gulf Coast admissions page to learn more about the application process.

Consult the Gulf Coast State College Catalog for specific program and course information.

HOW DO I REGISTER FOR MY CLASSES?

Check out the class registration dates and plan your schedule today.

How do I apply for financial aid and scholarships?

There are many options available to help you pay for college. Find out more about scholarships and financial aid at Gulf Coast State College.

Program Requirements

Communications Area  CH
 •+*ENC1101, English I 3
 +*ENC1102, English II 3
Humanities Area
Visual and Performing Arts See General Education Requirement 3
Philosophy/Religion See General Education Requirement 3
Literature See General Education Requirement 3
Mathematics Area  6
 +*Approved mathematics (MAC, STA) (FAMU requires MAC2233) 
Natural Sciences Area
Physical Science See General Education Requirement 3
Biological Science See General Education Requirement 3
Social Sciences Area
Behavioral Sciences ECO2023, Economics, Micro 3
History See General Education Requirement 3
Government See General Education Requirement 3
Additional Common Prerequisites
 *ACG2001, Financial Accounting I 3
 +*ACG2011, Financial Accounting II 3
 *ACG2071, Managerial Accounting 3
 CGS1570, Microcomputer Applications 3
 •PSY2012 or •SYG2000 Psychology/Sociology 3
Electives
 Electives 9
TOTAL DEGREE HOURS 60

This program is designed to prepare students for upper division studies in health care management at the state universities of FAMU, FAU, FGCU, FIU, UCF, and UNF.  Graduates of this bachelor’s degree will be prepared for entry-level management in a health service field.


• General Education Core. Students must complete at least one identified core course in each area of study—Communications, Humanities, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social Sciences—as part of the general education course requirements.

+ Prerequisites and/or corequisites required.  See course descriptions.

* Minimum grade of "C" required.

 
 

Contact the Advisor

Penni Beitzel
Assistant Professor, Natural Sciences
850-769-1551, extension 2866

pbeitzel@gulfcoast.edu

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