University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

Public UNIVERSITY IN THE Midwest
105 Garfield Avenue
Eau Claire, WI 54701

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PROGRAM CONTACT

715-386-3589

johsarjl@uwec.edu

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The UW-Eau Claire Health Care Administration program was established in 1978 and has worked hard to establish a national reputation for developing long-term care leaders. Graduates earn a Bachelor of Business Administration degree with a comprehensive major in Health Care Administration. The UW-Eau Claire program is the first university program in the country to be accredited as a NAB Health Services Executive program, demonstrating that its graduates are prepared to lead across the whole continuum of health and aging services. The program has a strong emphasis on leadership development and one of its hallmarks is a year-long, paid administrative residency within a senior care organization. The Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) is another distinction that sets UW-Eau Claire apart, which is a partnership with providers and associations to support the students, faculty, and program. Students in the program have multiple opportunities throughout their educational experience for hands-on learning, professional networking, and developing meaningful relationships with faculty and peers. Our program’s motto is that if you have a heart for caring and a head for business this might be the right program and profession for you.

ACCREDITATION

NAB – HSE; AACSB; HLC

TOTAL STUDENTS

158

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO

22 to 1

Percentage of Graduates in Leadership Positions

99%

INTERNSHIP

Full calendar year (2000 Hours), Paid administrative residency (structured internship), Faculty and preceptor supervised

Partnerships

Strong support from our Center for Health Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE), including a robust advisory board with representation from alumni, providers (administrators and corporate executives), associations, licensing boards, and vendors; significant fundraising efforts to support high impact practices for students, faculty development, student scholarships, student-faculty research, networking opportunities for students, and more; and industry expertise to ensure a contemporary curriculum. Strong relationships with state associations (e.g., Wisconsin Leading Age, Wisconsin Health Care Association, Wisconsin Assisted Living Association, Minnesota LeadingAge, Minnesota Care Providers) and National Associations (e.g., NAB, ACHCA, LeadingAge, AHCA, Argentum, GSA). Significant partnerships with multiple providers who host our administrative residency students, sponsor student scholarships, and more. Current Administrative Residency partners can be found here: https://hcpracticum.apps.uwec.edu/. The University also has an affiliation with the National Investment Center Future Leaders Academic Outreach Committee which focuses on finance and real estate development in senior living programs.