The Health Services Administration (HSA) program is designed to educate knowledgeable, multi-skilled current and future healthcare leaders.
The Health Services Administration program is designed to prepare individuals for entry-level positions as well as middle management or clinical supervisory positions in organizations, institutions and agencies that deliver health services.
Students are provided a strong foundation in management with a depth and breadth of applications to the health care system.
Many undergraduate students transfer into HSA with some college credits or with an associate's degree in areas such as respiratory therapy, radiation technology, physical therapy assistant, dietetics and exercise physiology. The program is designed for college students and adults who have job and family responsibilities but desire to earn a Bachelor's degree. Students may complete their 126 credit degree in as little as two years. Upon successful completion of the program, a Bachelor of Science degree is awarded.
This program is also available at the University Center at Macomb Community College in Clinton Township.
Graduates hold positions such as internal auditor for Medicare payments, supervisor of billing and reimbursement, director of community relations, claims adjustment supervisor, office manager and regional manager for clinic services. They work for organizations such as Blue Cross and Blue Shield, Hospice of Southeastern Michigan, Trinity Health Corporate Office, Health Alliance Plan, Eli Lilly, Pfizer, and virtually all of Southeast Michigan hospitals.
Accreditation and Professional Organizations
The University of Detroit Mercy is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission - North Central Association and includes the programs within the university. The HSA program is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration and the Higher Education Network which is through the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE). Members of the HSA faculty serve on the Executive Board of the local chapter of ACHE, the Midwest Chapter of the American College of Healthcare Executives (MCACHE) and participate on the Chapter Committees. HSA students are eligible to attend the educational programs sponsored by MCACHE that are held throughout the year. Attending these programs provides students with opportunities to meet many healthcare executives in the local area and learn about current topics and issues of interest to health administrators.