About School of Education and Behavioral Sciences

School of Nursing & Health Professions


The healthcare field relies on administrative professionals to help improve the quality of patient care as well as control costs. Our program is interdisciplinary in nature and is designed to help students develop skills that can help them be more effective in managing care in a variety of settings.


The Health Administration program prepares students for entry-level administration positions and career development in managerial and executive level employment in a variety of health settings, both rural and urban. Educational opportunities are provided for students to gain experience and knowledge in life sciences, health systems organizations, personnel and program administration, fiscal management and leadership skills. Students participate in health program planning, fiscal management, and policy development for health care facilities.

The program is interdisciplinary in nature. It provides the student with the general educational background consistent with a liberal arts education, offers the student experiences in the basic field of Health Administration, and prepares the student for interdisciplinary professional practice. The program includes a practical experience component, fulfilled by the student’s participation in an internship that allows the student to spend one semester in an agency or institution that matches the student’s major career interest. Graduates are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Health Administration and are prepared for entry into graduate school, as well as entry into the workforce.


• The knowledge, skills and experience to begin a career or continue study in the field of Health Administration
• General knowledge of the health professions field
• General knowledge of the field of Health Administration
• Specific skills to work in the field of Health Administration
• Specific work experiences in the field of Health Administration
• Professional qualities and behaviors necessary to work in a professional role


Department of Health and Administration

Upcoming Events

Bass Reeves Film Screening and Discussion

February 22, 2024
Join us for a film screening and discussion of Bass Reeves presented by Professor Edwards! WHEN: Feb. 22 at 2 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health 105

Writing Pedagogy In Flux

February 27, 2024
Sigma Tau Delta, the International English Honor Society, hosts revisiting theories, conventions, and curriculum design. WHEN: Feb. 27 at 3:15 p.m. WHERE: Jones Hall 102

Writing Democracy Project

March 29, 2024
The Writing Center presents: Writing Democracy with Oklahoma House Representative Mauree Turner! Join us to engage in a discussion about democracy with Rep. Turner. Rep. Turner is the first Muslim and non-binary person to serve in the Oklahoma legislature. WHEN: March 29 at 4 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health 105 We can’t wait to see you there!

Book Talk: A Course in Cyborg Semiotics

April 11, 2024
Are you ready to explore the fascinating intersection of technology, communication, and culture? Join us for a captivating book talk and celebration with Dr. Mick Howard, Director of the Writing Center, as he presents his latest publication: A Course in Cyborg Semiotics. WHEN: Thursday, April 11, at 2 p.m. WHERE: Allied Health Center 105 Hosted by the English Department and Writing Center, this event offers ...