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Health Administration

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Minor or earn a certificate in

Health Administration

The health administration minor is designed for healthcare professionals who want to acquire the core competencies and skills necessary to lead, manage people, projects and improve quality outcomes.

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As a health administration minor at Linfield

you might take:

Introduction to Public and Community Health

Focus on human biology, environmental health, lifestyle factors and health care organizations as these four factors relate to one another and to the overall concept of health, health care and health care delivery in the U.S (HSCI 250)

Health and Social Policy

Examination of U.S. health and social policy. Analysis of the public policy process, major public social and health programs, special interests, and political differences. The role of federal, state, as well as local governments and the legal system in policy implementation. Understanding complex health and social problems as they are translated into standards of conduct. (HSCI 320)

Health Information and Quality Improvement

Theory course focusing on process management, systems improvement concepts, organizational research, objective decision making, problem solving, leadership for quality, program implementation and evaluation in health care organizations, and statistical process control (SPC) as an analysis tool. (HSCI 410)

Studying health administration at Linfield

Learning Outcomes

  • Identify the basic principles of management and apply them in a health or health care setting.

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  • Demonstrate an understanding of theories, concepts and practices of 21st-century health administration, including social determinants of health, population health, planning and policy, marketing, management, the use of digital information to improve prevention and health care delivery, leadership, integrated health systems, cultural and organizational behavior and how these concepts and theories are applied in various health and/or health care settings.

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  • Examine the social and cultural significance of health in society, locally, in the US and globally.

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  • Analyze both health policy and practical management issues related to the field of health administration.

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  • Gain hands on practical experience through a health-related internship or approved volunteer position.

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Employment Opportunities

  • Medical and health service manager
  • Supply chain operations
  • Medical practice manager
  • Hospice coordinator
  • Clinical

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Have questions about studying in Linfield's Online and Continuing Education program? Reach out! We'd love to connect with you.

Deanna Fairchild
Deanna Fairchild
Assistant Director of Admission for Online and Continuing Education

503-883-2345
dfairchi@linfield.edu