The degree program in Health Administration offers the undergraduate student a comprehensive curriculum of study. Elective courses permit specialization in various health care delivery systems such as hospitals, nursing homes, and managed care systems.
Opportunities in Health Administration
Healthcare is one of the fastest growing, most dynamic and necessary industries nationally and internationally. The health care field offers energetic, creative, enterprising individuals a host of administrative and service options. Health Administration majors are in an excellent position to be competitive in the health care marketplace. Career opportunities continue to expand in:
- public health
- mental health
- managed care systems
- long term care
- community health
The Health Administration program stresses the importance of practical work experience. At the undergraduate level, each HA student completes a 135-hour academic internship, 120 hours are dedicated in the field with a placement organization and 15 hours are credited for classroom instruction and assignments.
Eligibility: A student becomes eligible to take their academic internship 494HA/494IHA in their final graduating semester. Students must have completed HSCI 425 and have applied for graduation in the semester they intend to enroll.
Course Registration: Students will enroll in 2 separate courses; 2-unit 494HA and 1-unit 494IHA. The courses are required to be taken concurrently.
Internship Placement: A comprehensive database is made available to an incoming academic internship student in their prior semester to taking 494HA/494IHA. Students are instructed to self-place in a community partner organization. Students are not permitted to use their paid work position as substitution for their internship. All organizations follow nationwide health and safety guidelines.
Internship Coordinator: Cathy Rusch is the Undergraduate Internship Coordinator. There will be 2 orientations held each semester to help prepare students. She can be contacted at email@example.com for additional information. There is also a self-enroll internship information Canvas page.
Students who want to learn about the internship process for health administration, please join the Canvas page to learn more: https://canvas.csun.edu/enroll/WF8AAL
Prospective students interested in the Health Administration Program should contact a CSUN Pre-Admissions Counselor (click here) to determine your eligibility for admissions and transfer courses.
CSUN students interested in changing their major should email Dr. Carrie Pullen, Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Health Administration program benefits from the ongoing guidance and support of a distinguished group of healthcare managers and clinicians. Members of the Practitioner Advisory Committee work in a variety of areas in the healthcare industry and their professional expertise enhances the curriculum.
Students may enter the program in either the fall or spring semester. Undergraduates must meet university admission and general education requirements.
Education Financing Opportunities
The University makes a full range of assistance available to students. For information, visit the Financial Aid web site or call (818) 677-3000.
CSUN is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges, and the Health Administration program is a certified member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration.