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2021-2022 Catalog and Handbook 
2021-2022 Catalog and Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Bachelor of Science in Health Services Administration

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Academic Director: Ellen Karl, MBA, RHIA, CHDA, FAHIMA
CUNY School of Professional Studies
101 West 31st Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Email Contact: hsa@sps.cuny.edu  

The Program

Health Services Administration is the field relating to leadership, management, and administration of hospitals, hospital networks, health care systems and public health systems, as well as clinics, nursing homes and smaller medical facilities. Typically termed medical and health services managers, these administrators are the planners, directors and coordinators who work behind the scenes to keep hospitals, nursing homes, group practices and other health care facilities running efficiently.

Program Learning Outcomes

Graduates of the BS in Health Services Administration will be able to:

  1. Define the role of supervisors, managers, directors and administrators in health services organizations.
  2. Demonstrate entry-level management skills to plan, organize, direct and control the function and processes of a health service organization.
  3. Apply budget information and financial analysis to making decisions within health service organizations.
  4. Evaluate laws and policy regulations as well as apply appropriate legal decisions to the administration of health services organizations
  5. Exercise proficient communication skills including written and oral communication
  6. Engage in formal presentations and demonstrate technology competency with various electronic media.
  7. Integrate the disciplines of science, mathematics, humanities, critical thinking, information literacy, and project management to the study of the healthcare ecosystem.

Admissions Requirements

Applicants for bachelor degree programs at CUNY SPS must have a minimum of 24 earned credits from a regionally accredited institution, with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.

Preferred applicants would hold a related associate degree with a minimum grade point average of 2.5 and licensure or certification in an allied health science discipline or the full-time equivalent of two years’ employment in a health care setting.

Retention in the BS in Health Services Administration (HSA) Program

A minimum grade of “C” is required in all courses in the major using the HIM, HESA, or BUS prefix. A student may not progress to the next course in the sequence without having attained a “C” in the previous course. Students may repeat only one course in the major, one time only. This includes students who withdrew from a course for any reason and students who completed the course with a grade below C. Students earning less than a C grade in an HSA Program course may repeat the course one time and must attain a grade of C or better. A second earned grade of less than C in any HSA Program Course will result in dismissal from the program. Appeals of this policy will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

Program Requirements

120 credits are required for the online Bachelor’s Degree in Health Service Administration

  • General Education - See below
  • Health Service Administration Requirements - 69 credits
    • Required Courses - 54 credits
    • Health Service Administration Electives - 15 credits
  • Free Electives - 9-15 credits

General Education Requirements

General Education    

  • 12 credits Required Core
  • 18 credits Flexible Core
  • 6-12 credits College Option

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