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Health Services Administration – MA Track (MIAMI ONLY)


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The Health Service Administration (HSA) program prepares students for entry-level administrative positions in outpatient and inpatient healthcare settings. The program is designed for allied health professionals to earn an applied technology diploma (ATD) as a medical assistant as part of the associate of applied science degree in health service administration.

HSA program consists of courses in three areas: the ATD occupation (medical assistant), college-level general education (with topics supporting healthcare administration), and healthcare service administration. The core HSA courses include instructions in the U.S. healthcare systems, laws, and regulations; healthcare accounting and financing; administration and management; and supervision of human resources.

The program is focused on preparing students for employment and nationally recognized certifications.

Start your Health Services Administration journey at FVI School of Nursing and Technology – Contact us today to book a career planning session. We’d love to discuss with you our HSA – MA Track program. 

The Associate of Applied Science Degree in Health Services Administration – MA Track is offered at FVI School of Nursing Miami.

What Can I Expect?

Upon the completion of the Health Service Administration (HSA) program, the graduate will demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and competencies to:

  • Effectively work in entry-level supervisory, administrative, and managerial roles in a variety of healthcare settings.
  • Utilize the knowledge of healthcare administration, laws and regulations, accounting, and finances, and planning to perform diverse administrative duties in health service settings.
  • Utilize effective communication and management techniques to supervise human resources and address clients’ needs in health service settings
  • Apply leadership, critical thinking, strategic planning, and human resources competencies to the day-to-day operations
  • Function as a team member to support the goals and objectives of a healthcare organization.

Curriculum

The Applied Associate of Science Degree in Health Services Administration – MA Track program was designed to progressively develop student knowledge, skills, and competencies as they advance through the degree plan. Health Services Administration courses and general education courses have been developed to build on previous experiences and allow students to apply knowledge, skills, and competencies in a progressive and cumulative fashion. 

For more information on our HSA program in Miami, please refer to our School Catalog 

Course # Course Title Credits
General Education Courses
ENC1101
English Composition
3
PSL2012
Genenral Psychology
3
MTT1105
College Mathematics
3
HUM1205
Human Diversity
3
CLA1610
Computer Literacy for Healthcare Professionals
3
BIO1660
Understanding Environmental Health
3
Health Service Administration Courses
HSA2610
An Introduction to Healthcare Accounting and Finance
3
HSA2620
Foundations of Healthcare Administration and Management
3
HSA2630
Supervising Human Resources in Health Care
3
HSA2640
Legal, Regulations, Ethics Governing Healthcare Services
3
ATD Core Courses (Transferred Credits)
AHP1000
Introduction to Healthcare
3
AHP1010
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
3
PCD1000
Professional Career Development
3
MAS1025
EKG/ECG
3
MAS1020
Phlebotomy
3
MAA1100
Office Administration for Medical Assistants
3
AHP1025
Pharmacology
3
MAA1200
Medical Insurance, Billing and Coding
3
MAS1015
Introduction to Imaging and X-ray
3
MAS1050
Patient Preparation and Clinical Procedures
3
MAS1505
Medical Assistant Externship (work-based)
4

Benefits to Current Medical Assistants

  • A Certified Medical Assistant can benefit from continuing his education by earning an associate degree that serves as a building block for career growth
  • Most jobs require an associate degree, so the opportunities for jobs increase with a degree instead of a certificate
  • With a degree in Health Service Administration, the Medical Assistant could grow into a position as Supervisor, Administrator, and/or Medical Office Manager

Employment Opportunities

Medical and health services managers plan, direct, and coordinate the business activities of healthcare providers. Most medical and health services managers work in offices in healthcare facilities, including hospitals and nursing homes, and group medical practices.

For more information on career and employment outlook, check the Bureau of Labor Statistics website.