Western Kentucky University

Public UNIVERSITY IN THE South
1906 College Heights Boulevard
Bowling Green, KY 42101

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GREGORY ELLIS-GRIFFITH

PROGRAM CONTACT

270-745-3076

gregory.ellis-griffith@wku.edu

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

Health Care Administration, an AUPHA Certified undergraduate program at WKU, is a profession that provides management leadership in one of the nation's largest service industries. Components of the health care delivery system include hospitals, nursing homes, group medical practices, personal care homes, retirement centers, health maintenance organizations, medical sales, insurance, companies, etc. The graduate in healthcare administration has a business foundation in accounting, finance, management, economics, personnel management, as well as, a specialized foundation in health care administration and related health areas. The environment of health care changes every day. Change, whether it be advances in technology, clinical practice, pharmaceuticals, diagnostic equipment, personnel requirements, information management, or many other areas of health care, is affecting the entire industry. The health care system in the United States is uniquely structured. This is where you, as a health care administration major, fit into the picture. The industry needs well-educated, energetic, competent, and creative managers and administrators that can not only prepare for the future of health care, but can also create that future.

ACCREDITATION

NAB

STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO

18 to 1

INTERNSHIP

12- week, full-time (minimum 480 hours)