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 student completes a 180 hour field placement during the senior year.
Because of COVID-19, we have been required by CSUN Administration to make changes to the Summer Internship program to follow nationwide health and safety guidelines. The Summer 2020 Internship program will not include field placements since social distancing and access to personal protective equipment (PPE) cannot be guaranteed by the internship site. Summer 2020 students who successfully complete the alternate internship assignment, attend all class Zoom sessions, and other course requirements listed below, will receive credit (CR) in Health Science 494PH/IPH or Health Science 494HA/IHA. This means that students can still graduate as planned.
Please read this message in its entirety and note that this information pertains only to Summer 2020.
- HSCI 494/494 Internship will be offered this Summer 2020 from May 26 – August 18.
- To complete the Summer 2020 Internship graduation requirements, students will be given alternate assignments, case studies and other class materials using Canvas. These assignments will allow students to gain experience supported by the required internship competencies, which are the same competencies you would have if you were out in the field.
- HSCI 494/494I will have 3 class meetings on ZOOM. These will occur on the following Fridays: May 29, July 17, and August 7 at 12 PM. The ZOOM class content will focus on leadership and professional development.
- You will meet with health leaders on ZOOM during our Summer session.
- During the Summer course we will share how you can gain practical field experience on your own, once this pandemic is over.
- CSUN’s Risk Management Unit has stated students will not be permitted to find their own site or use their workplace as a substitution for the Internship.
The safety of our students is our primary focus and concern--always and especially now. As with any semester, you will receive information from your HSCI 494/494I instructor as we get closer to the Summer session start date of May 26.
Thank you for your attention to this important message.
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. Salvador Esparza, Program Director: firstname.lastname@example.org
Practitioner Advisory Committee
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.