Aug 08, 2020  
2014-2015 Undergraduate Catalog 

Health Administration Major

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Revised Program, effective Fall 2014

The program in Health Administration emphasizes the rapidly changing forms of health care delivery, health care reform, health care for the indigent and services to special populations, such as uninsured workers, the homeless and prisoners. Student writing, publication and opportunities for research are central to the program’s mission.

An active articulation agreement exists between the Health Administration program and many community colleges, including, but not limited to the following:

Health Administration - Oakland Community College Articulation Guide (Health Care Administration)  

Health Administration - Oakland Community College Articulation Guide (Other Programs)  

To see a current list of community colleges with program articulation agreements with EMU, please click here.

Admission Requirements:

To qualify for admission to the program in Health Administration, students must have successfully completed 45 hours of undergraduate coursework at an accredited institution of higher learning with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.5. In addition, the following courses must be completed with a minimum earned grade of C- (C required for transfer courses) in each:

ENGL 121 - Composition II: Researching the Public Experience (GEEC)  (3 hrs)
CTAC 124 - Foundations of Speech Communication (GEEC)  (3 hrs)

Prospective majors in Health Administration who do not have the minimum 2.5 cumulative grade point average may petition the program in writing, through the Program Director, to request probationary admission to the major. Such applications will be considered by the program’s faculty on a case-by-base basis and would be expected to include information explaining either disruption in the applicant’s higher education, personal experience and achievements that counterbalance the grade point average, or other issues of relevance to the request.

Graduation Requirements

To graduate from this program students will need to have an overall GPA of 2.5 in the HLAD courses. If students earn below a c- in any HLAD course they will need to repeat the course.

Clinical Affiliations

The Health Administration program is closely affiliated with the American Academy of Medical Administrators (AAMA) and the American College of Health Executives (ACHE). The Health Administration Student Organization is a student chapter of the American College of Health Care Executives. Internship opportunities are an essential component in the curriculum of the program. The following organizations are representative of those in which health administration majors acquire field experience:

Affiliated Medical of Dearborn
American Red Cross-Ann Arbor

Blue Care Network MI
Botsford Hospital, F. Hills
Brecon Village, Saline
Brighton Hospital

Chelsea Retirement Community
Children’s Center-Detroit
Community Residence Corporation
Community Hlth & Social Services, Detroit

Detroit Medical Center

Eaglecare, Inc.
Emanuel House-Ypsilanti
Evangelical Home-Saline

Fox Run Village, Inc.
Friends Who Care-Home Care

Gilbert Residence

Health Alliance Plan, Detroit
Heartland Health Care Center-Ann Arbor
Henry Ford Health System
Henry Ford Village Medical Center
Henry Ford Village, Inc
Henry Ford Wyandotte Hospital
Hope Medical Clinic

IHA ,AnnArbor

Karmanos Cancer Institute-Detroit
Kennedy Care-Home Care- Ann Arbor

Masri Clinics Advanced Surgery Center
Metro Home Health Care
Michigan Heart P.C.
Michigan Kidney Foundation
Monroe County Health Dept.

Naturopathic School of Healing Arts
North Ottawa Community Health System

Oakland County Health
Oakland Physical Therapy, Inc.-Novi
Oakwood Healthcare System

Precise Home Healthcare
Providence Park Hospital

Reproductive Medicine Assoc. of MI
Riverside Osteopathic Hospital

St Joseph Health –Trinity, Ann Arbor
Silver Maples of Chelsea
Snow Health Center-Ypsilanti
St. Mary’s Health Care
St. Mary’s Medical Center-Livonia
Superior Woods Healthcare Center-Ypsilanti

The Corner Health Center-Ypsilanti
Thomson Healthcare-Medstat
Tri-rehab, Inc.

University of Michigan
US Physical Therapy, Inc

VA Healthcare System-Ann Arbor
VA-John Dingell, Detroit

Washtenaw Community Mental Health
Washenaw County Community Support & Treatment Services
Wayne State University-Kressge Eye Inst.
Wellness Homecare- Taylor
West Hickory Haven


School Information:

School of Health Sciences - College of Health and Human Services

Colleen Croxall, Ph.D. School Director

313 Marshall Bldg
(734) 487-4096

School Website

Advisor Information:

Program Advisors

Pamela Walsh, Ph.D.

313 Marshall Bldg.
(734) 487-2383

Robbya Green-Weir, M.S.

Rackham Bldg. 313
(734) 487-2976

Internship Coordinator


313 Marshall Bldg.
(734) 487-4096



General Education Requirements:

For specific requirements refer to the General Education Program .

Health Administration Curriculum

The curriculum concentrates on the principles and processes utilized in the field of health administration and management. The program is designed to prepare those seeking a career in the administrative sector of the health care delivery system in any of its forms. It also is appropriate for those already working in the health care field in some other capacity but wishing to redirect their career toward the area of health administration. Practicing health administrators without previous formal education in the field also may find this program beneficial for career advancement.

All students must take a one-semester internship during their junior or senior year unless waived by the program director due to significant administrative experience. No outside minor is required. However, many students elect the Aging Studies Minor . Other minors that fit well with the Health Administration Major include the American Humanics Certificate in Nonprofit Management.

A degree completion track, Health Services Management, has been established for persons with clinical associate degrees from accredited community colleges who have had five or more years of experience subsequent to that of degree completion. Associate degree trained nurses, respiratory therapists and others interested in the degree completion option in health services management should contact the program director. Successful completion of the degree completion track leads to the same degree as the regular program major.

An active articulation agreement exists between this program and several community colleges. To see a complete list of current colleges with program articulation agreements with EMU, please click here.

A B.S. in Health Administration articulation agreement has been established with the programs of radiography, nursing and dental assisting at Washtenaw Community College and a B.S. in Health Administration articulation agreement with health information technology at Schoolcraft College, which permit graduates of these two-year degree programs to complete their bachelor’s degree in two years, or the equivalent of four full-time semesters at Eastern Michigan University, culminating with a degree in Health Administration. Unlike the health services management track, which is a generic degree for completion for clinicians with a two-year clinical degree, these articulations provide selected transfer students with an efficient degree completion curriculum that fits into a traditional four-year undergraduate schedule. Graduates of the programs in radiography, nursing and dental assisting at Washtenaw Community College and health information technology at Schoolcraft College should contact the program director (program in health administration) or their community college academic advisor for complete details about these degree completion opportunities.

A Health Administration Minor  is available to undergraduate students at Eastern Michigan University. The curriculum for the minor in Health Administration includes 20 to 22 hours. Students interested in the minor should contact the program in writing and meet with the program’s minor curriculum advisor.

Major Requirements: 54 hours

Minor Requirements:

This major does not require a minor.

Program Total:

Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.

Health Services Management Track Curriculum

This is a degree completion track leading to the bachelor of science degree in health administration for persons holding an accredited associate’s degree in a recognized health services or clinical discipline and who have had five or more years of experience subsequent to that degree completion. Such disciplines include nursing, respiratory therapy or other specialized two-year programs of study.

For degree completion students in this curriculum, up to 22 credit hours may be awarded and credited toward the bachelor of science obligation of 124 credit hours on the basis of supervised clinical course work taken in the associate degree curriculum. These credits may be based on supervised clinical courses that have no exact equivalence at Eastern Michigan University. This is determined in consultation with the program director of the health administration program.

Minor Requirements:

This program requires a minor. Please contact your program advisor for a list of possible minors. A minor in management is required for non-business majors.

Program Total:

Students must earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level or above.

Critical Graduation Information:

The following are minimum requirements for all bachelor’s degrees awarded by Eastern Michigan University. Some majors and minors require more than the minimum in one or more of the areas below; students are urged to consult the online catalog for the requirements of their particular programs.

  • Earn a minimum total of 124 credits at the 100-level and above. Courses with numbers below 100 will not be counted toward this degree requirement. At most 8 credit hours of physical education (PEGN) activity courses will be counted toward this requirement. A Bachelor of Arts degree requires completion of one year of college credit in a world language.
  • Meet the requirements of the General Education program (see information below).
  • Complete a Writing Intensive (WI)  Course in your major.
  • Earn a minimum of 60 credits from a four-year college or university; courses taken at community colleges cannot be used to meet this requirement. (Some formal program-to-program articulation agreements modify this requirement. See specific agreements for details.)
  • Earn a minimum of 30 credits from courses taken at EMU.
  • Complete 10 of the last 30 hours for the degree from courses taken at EMU.
  • Have a minimum of 30 unique credit hours in their major and 20 unique credit hours in their minor for a total of at least 50 unique credit hours between them. Some majors that require 50 or more hours themselves do not require a minor; students should check requirements of the selected major in the undergraduate catalog to see if a minor is required.
  • Earn no more than 60 credit hours in one subject area (prefix). Credits in excess of the 60 maximum will not be counted toward the minimum of 124 credits required for a bachelor’s degree.
  • Earn the minimum number of credits in 300-level and above courses in each major and minor as specified below - these credits must be earned in distinct courses, that is, no course can be used to fulfill this requirement in more that one major or minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 6 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each minor
    • Earn a minimum of 9 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that requires a minor.
    • Earn a minimum of 15 credits in 300-level or higher courses at EMU in each major that does not require a minor
  • Transfer credit will be awarded for courses taken at colleges and universities that are accredited by one of the recognized regional accrediting bodies only if the courses are college-level (equated to 100-level or above at EMU) and the student earned a “C” (or 2.0 on a 4 point scale) or better. Transfer credit may be awarded on a case-by-case basis for college-level courses in which a “C” (2.0) or better was earned at institutions outside the U.S. or at non-accredited U.S. institutions; the internal review of such courses is conducted by individual departments/schools within EMU, and additional documentation may be required. Please note: EMU awards only credit for transferred courses; grades are not used in the calculation of an EMU GPA.
  • Earn a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in courses taken at EMU in order to graduate. In addition, a minimum GPA of 2.0 must be reached in courses taken at EMU in each major and minor. (Note: some programs may require a higher GPA - check with your program advisor.)
General Education Requirements:

EMU’s General Education Program requires students to choose from a menu of approved courses in several different areas do not assume that other courses in the same department or with similar names will fulfill these requirements. A detailed description of General Education requirements is available on the General Education section of the catalog: General Education  

Students who transferred to EMU may have modified general education requirements based on Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA) or articulation agreements; consult your academic advisor for additional information.

University Information: Consult the online catalog at

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