Health Care Administration

Bachelor of Science in Applied Health Science
Health Care Administration Specialization
College of Health and Human Services

The health care administration specialization is designed to prepare students to work in management and administration of hospitals, clinics and other organizations providing health care services. Health care administrators are responsible for finance, billing, human resource management, facilities management, marketing, procurement, and quality measurement and improvement.

Career Opportunities

Graduates of the program become entry-level administrators who will need a graduate degree such as a master’s of business administration or master’s of health care administration to become department heads of administrative units.


Students will be enrolled in the applied health science degree program in the College of Health and Human Services. This degree program requires a diverse range of courses in science, public health, human growth and development, and health.

In addition to applied health science core courses, students complete a minor in general business. The minor assures that graduates will have a foundation of business knowledge required for administrative positions and will be prepared for future business studies.

Health care administration students are required to complete an internship that provides students with practical experience. The internship must be approved by the program advisor, and is designed to be completed during the summer between the junior and senior year.

College Highlights

BGSU’s College of Health and Human Services was the first collegiate unit in northwest Ohio devoted exclusively to academic programs in health and human services.

There are eight active student organizations with many connected to their national professional affiliation. Each program emphasizes hands-on opportunities through practical experiences and laboratory courses.

The college sponsors a Natural and Health Sciences Residential Community where students benefit from learning and socializing with other students taking similar classes, increased contacts with faculty in the health-science academic majors, and academic advising and career exploration that takes place within the residence hall.

Preparation for College

Completing the requirements for high school graduation is necessary for admission to BGSU, but only finishing the minimum coursework will leave you unprepared for college. Consider taking four years of mathematics instead of the three that are required. Two, three or even four years of the same foreign language is excellent preparation for college. You will also benefit from competency in computer use. Courses that provide exposure to or training in the visual and performing arts are excellent choices.

Program Highlights

The applied health science degree (health care administration specialization) combines a solid business curriculum with a variety of health and science courses to prepare future health care administrators to understand somewhat about disease and the health care providers who treat patients.

Sample core courses:

For Further Information

Internet Access

BGSU's website for future students contains University highlights, admissions procedures, financial aid information and many department profiles. It can be accessed at

The University

Bowling Green State University is a vibrant university that engages, challenges and prepares students for meaningful futures. At BGSU, students enjoy an education that integrates personal growth, academic excellence and an environment that expands their thinking and potential. A mid-size residential university, BGSU has an enrollment of approximately 20,000 and a full-time faculty of more than 900 on its main campus. More than 200 undergraduate majors and programs are offered as well as master's and doctoral level programs.

NOTE: Information in this guide is subject to change without notice. To learn more about the official program of study for Health Care Administration, please check the undergraduate catalog online at: