Upon completion of the program of study in health administration and education, graduates will be able to:
- demonstrate the ability to effectively utilize management/leadership skills within their area of professional clinical practice;
- demonstrate competency to teach in certification programs and/or associate degree programs within their own clinical discipline;
- demonstrate ability to apply healthcare models and theories to current issues in healthcare delivery;
- demonstrate awareness of the needs of diverse populations in the healthcare environment; and
- communicate effectively, verbally and in writing, on topics related to issues in healthcare delivery.
Admission of Students
Prospective students for the health administration and education (HAE) program will meet the following qualifications:
- must submit a health administration and education application to the College of Health Sciences;
- must be in good standing at William Carey University and must have completed designated core and prerequisite courses with a grade of “C” or better in each course;
- must hold an associate’s degree in a health-related field or be certified, registered or licensed in a health-related field or have an associate’s degree equivalent;
- must have a cumulative grade point average of 2.5.
Students must achieve a grade of a “C” or better in each HAE course. HAE courses may be repeated a maximum of two times. Students may enter the program during the fall and spring term only. Co-requisite requirements must be fulfilled per course descriptions.
Health Status Requirements
All students entering HAE courses are required to have a completed College of Health Sciences health examination form. All students must submit documentation of receiving the hepatitis B immunization series, or positive titer; two varicella immunizations, or positive titer; a DTaP immunization; the results of appropriate screening for TB; and evidence of influenza vaccination annually, and any other assigned healthcare facility requirements. Failure to comply with all health requirements will result in the inability to attend the practicum portion of a course and failure of the course.
All students must complete (re)certification of CPR for the Healthcare Providers by the American Heart Association. This will be done at an institution of the student’s choice. Students are responsible for submitting evidence of current certification. Failure to do so will result in the inability to attend the practicum portion of a course and failure of the course.
Criminal Background Check
All students enrolled in HAE courses must have clearance of criminal background checks performed within the last two years by the MS State Department of Health or equivalent agency if licensure is in a state other than Mississippi prior to participating in HAE courses. This is a mandatory requirement as part of the Mississippi state law, Section 43-13-11 of Mississippi Code of 1972.
After initial enrollment, any subsequent disciplinary action, arrest, charge, addiction, or impairment shall also be reported immediately to the program head. Failure to report any and all subsequent disciplinary actions, arrests, or impairment will constitute falsification of records and may result in expulsion from the program.
All students will be required to have drug screens prior to practicum courses or provide proof of a clear drug screen within the last year. These students can have the required drug screen done individually or may provide proof drug screen within the last six months. Random drug screening can be performed at the discretion of the College of Health Sciences. Refusal by a student to submit to testing will result in denial of admission for new students and immediate dismissal from the program for continuing students.
Any admitting student who tests positive for illegal drugs must withdraw from practicum courses. The student may reapply for admission in six months and will be admitted based on admission criteria as any new student making application.
All costs associated with drug testing and criminal background checks are the responsibility of the student.
Technology is an essential and integral aspect of online courses. The student must have access to a computer and stable connection to the internet on a regular basis. A high-speed internet connection, such as a cable modem or DSL line, is preferred. The student will need access to a Word, PowerPoint, and an Excel software program, for example: Microsoft Office 2010 Professional. Students will also need access to audio through speakers and the capability to record through a microphone for selected web-enhanced assignments.
Students are to participate in courses and verify and submit coursework on a weekly basis as required. Refer to College of Health Sciences Graduate Handbook and individual course syllabi for specific course requirements.
The Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in health administration and education combines administration and education courses in a healthcare curriculum to allow degree completion and career advancement for the student with an associate degree in a health-related career. The degree provides the graduate with a sound foundation to enter the health industry or the academic environment. The curriculum places emphasis on the foundational skills needed in the development of managers, educators, and administrators in a variety of healthcare settings. Graduates will be prepared to educate entry-level practitioners as well as function as leaders and managers in a variety of health-related areas including businesses, government and volunteer agencies, outpatient clinics, hospitals, and industry. The B.S. degree in health administration and education will provide the graduate with the ability to advance to higher degrees in education, business, and administration.
Students must meet all requirements of the university in attaining the degree of health administration and education including:
- completion of HAE curriculum;
- complete at least 30 hours of credit at William Carey University;
- complete the last 30 hours of credit at William Carey University;
- graduation requirements as outlined in the current undergraduate catalog with the exception of a recommendation of a 30-hour residency requirement for HAE majors.