May 22, 2018  
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog 
    
2018-19 Undergraduate Catalog

Professional Studies, Healthcare Administration Concentration, B.S.


University Studies  
615-494-7714
Dianna Rust, program coordinator
Dianna.Rust@mtsu.edu

The Professional Studies program helps students prepare for management positions in the field of healthcare administration. The Professional Studies major consists of foundation courses in communications, statistics, supervision, organizational systems, organizational relations, and international context. The Healthcare Administration concentration focuses on classes in healthcare research, nursing leadership management, trends and issues in nursing healthcare, community health nursing, and international health.

NOTE: This major does not qualify you as an applicant for licensure consideration by the state of Tennessee. Many students who pursue this degree will be prepared for entry level healthcare administration positions. For information about the state of Tennessee’s licensure requirements go to https://www.tn.gov/health/article/NHA-edu.

Academic Map


Following is a printable, suggested four-year schedule of courses:

Professional Studies, Healthcare Administration Concentration, B.S.   

Degree Requirements


General Education (41 hours)


General Education  requirements (shown in curricular listings below) include courses in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences.

Major Requirements (39 hours)


  • Administration and Supervision 3 credit hours
  • Organizational Systems 3 credit hours
  • Team and Organizational Relations 3 credit hours
  • Statistical Methods 3 credit hours
  • Written Communication 6 credit hours
  • International Context 3 credit hours
  • Healthcare Research 3 credit hours
  • Nursing Leadership and Management 3 credit hours
  • Trends and Issues in Nursing 3 credit hours
  • Community Health Nursing 3 credit hours
  • International Health 3 credit hours
  • Culminating Project 3 credit hours (PRST 3995 prerequisite for PRST 4995)

Electives (40 hours)


Total hours in program: 120


Curriculum: Professional Studies, Healthcare Administration


Curricular listings include General Education  requirements in Communication, History, Humanities and/or Fine Arts, Mathematics, Natural Sciences, and Social/Behavioral Sciences categories.

Freshman


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Sophomore


Subtotal: 30 Hours


Junior


  • Administration/Supervision 3 credit hours
  • Team and Organizational Relations 3 credit hours
  • Organizational Systems 3 credit hours
  • International Context 3 credit hours
  • HETH 4213 3 credit hours
  • HETH 4210 3 credit hours
  • COBH 4707 3 credit hours
  • Electives 6 credit hours
  • Upper-division elective 3 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours


Senior


  • PRST 4995 - Culminating Project 3 credit hours OR
  • UNIV 4995 - Culminating Project 3 credit hours
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  • Written Communication 6 credit hours
  • Statistical Methods (all have prerequisites) 3 credit hours
  • HETH 4211 3 credit hours
  • HETH 4212 3 credit hours
  • Electives (PRST 3995 prerequisite for PRST 4995) 12 credit hours

Subtotal: 30 Hours