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Healthcare Administration

Major and Minor

What will I learn?

Simpson's program was developed with the input and guidance from healthcare industry leaders -- the very people who will be hiring our graduates. Our students excel because of the state-of-the-art curriculum, a focus on hands-on learning and abundant opportunities to build relationships with current regional and industry professionals.

This survey course explores the historical development, current structure and performance, and ongoing reform in the U.S. health care system. Areas of study include (a) types and purpose of health industry organizations (e.g., hospitals, physician practices, outpatient facilities, post-acute and extended care, home health, hospice care, senior living communities, insurance companies, pharmaceutical makers, medical device manufacturers, and biotechnology companies); (b) quality, cost, and access; (c) national health expenditures; (d) population health; (e) roles of government, markets, and individuals; (f) medical terminology; (g) introduction to health industry organizations in the Des Moines/West Des Moines/Indianola region; (h) globalization in health care; and (i) health industry career opportunities. (CT,LS)

We promise you: With a Healthcare Administration degree, you will be in demand

Why are we so confident?

Six of the top 10 fastest growing careers in America are healthcare related. And there is currently a shortage of qualified individuals to fill key positions in this growing field.

A degree in Healthcare Administration (HCA) prepares you for careers in a variety of organizations that intersect with healthcare. HCA students have interned for, and graduates are employed by, organizations such as: Iowa Hospital Association, Iowa Healthcare Collaborative, UnityPoint - Des Moines, Greater Regional Medical Center, The Village - a Wesley Life community, Adair County Memorial Hospital, Iowa Home Care, Decatur County Hospital, Audubon County Memorial Hospital, Iowa Healthcare Association, CareView Communications, Compass Memorial Healthcare, Van Diest Medical Center, Lakeview Surgery Center, Knoxville Hospital and Clinics, University Park Nursing and Rehabilitation, Candeo, Alina Health, The Iowa Clinic, ChildServe, LCS, and more.

There is a place for you in Healthcare Administration

If you're interested in the healthcare field, or can imagine yourself running an organization, or simply want to work in a career where you help people, check out a healthcare administration p major. In the meantime, see what more the Department of Sports Science and Health Education has to offer.


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Megan Cline ’20

Megan Cline ’20

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Connor Robson ’20

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Gable Johnson ’20

Exploreships with nearby college athletic programs and professional sports teams helped Gable Johnson ’20 get accepted to graduate school at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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