Undergraduate Catalog
University of Memphis Photo
Health Services Administration

Students following guidelines for Health Services Administration are experienced health care professionals who have completed non-baccalaureate programs in health care specialties such as medical laboratory technology, respiratory therapy, radiological technology, and nursing, and who want to become administrators in health care settings. They will build upon their training and experience by taking courses in such areas as business practice, administration, interpersonal skills, policy, risk management, social context of health care, and financial management. Transfer credits for their health care specialty will be considered a part of their Coordinated Study.

A. General Education (35-41 hours)
See Graduation from the University for the University General Education Program requirements. Students who have completed one year of American History in high school are exempted from the six credit-hour History General Education Program requirement; otherwise, students will have to meet the History requirement.

B. Coordinated Study is comprised of the Professional Core, Health Care Specialty and Support Courses. Students must earn a minimum grade of “C-” in all classes within the Coordinated Study.
Professional Core (21 hours) take each class as indicated below
ACCT 2010 Fundamentals of Accounting I
ACCT 2020 Fundamental of Accounting II
MIS 2749 Foundation/Information Systems
MGMT 3110 Organization and Management**
Group 1: Statistical and Research Methods (take one course)
EDPR 4541 Fundamentals of Applied Statistical Methods
POLS 4101 Political Statistics
SOCI 3311 Social Statistics
Group 2: Professional Writing (take one course)
ENGL 3601 Technical and Professional Writing
ENGL 3604 Persuasive Writing
MGMT 3510 Business Communications**
Group 3: Health Care Systems (take one course)
HADM 4101 Health Systems
PADM 4207 Health Politics and Policy
C. Support Courses (18 hours) Take specified number of courses from each area below
Interpersonal Communications (take two courses)
COMM 4011 Communications in Organizations
COMM 4012 Health Communications
COMM 4341 Interpersonal Communications
COMM 4342 Small Group Communications
COUN 4621 Human Interactions
Policy and Social Context : (take two courses)
COBH 4707 International Health Problems & Issues (This course offered online format only)
ECON 3411 Economics of Social Issues**
PHIL 3514 Biomedical Ethics
POLS 3213 Introduction to Public Policy
PSYC 3101 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 3102 Abnormal Psychology
PSYC 3507 Alcohol, Drugs and Behavior
SOCI 3401 Social Inequality
SOCI 3422 Racial and Ethnic Minorities: A Socio-Historical Approach
SOCI 3432 Sociology of Gender* or UNIV 2304 - Gender and Society
SOCI 3831 Marriage and Family* or CSED 2101 - Family in Global Perspective
SOCI 4442 Sociology of Poverty
SOCI 4851 Medical Sociology
SOCI 4852 Sociology of Mental Illness
Human Resource Management (take one course)
MGMT 3215 Human Resource Management**
MGMT 4251 Labor Relations**
MGMT 4260 Employee Staffing and Development**
Financial and Risk Management (take one course)
ACCT 3130 Legal, Social, Political Environment of Business**
FIR 3410 Business Finance**
FIR 3810 Principles of Risk and Insurance**
FIR 4820 Life and Health Insurance**
FIR 4870 Risk Management**
** Junior Standing, registration permit, and prerequisites or permission of instructor required. Students must request their own registration permit through the Fogelman College of Business and Economics webpage.
D. Health Care Specialty (21 hours)
Courses represented in this category will provide professional preparation in a health care field such as nursing, medical laboratory technology, radiological technology, respiratory therapy, or cardiovascular technology. Transfer courses from an accredited institution must be presented. Students who do not have a health care specialty will work in consultation with their academic advisor to select a series of health-related courses that they will take in place of the specialty.
E. Thematic Studies (6 hours)
CSED 4205 Behavioral Science Aspects of Clothing
CSED 4300 Family Resource Management
CSED 4304 Trends in Housing and Home Furnishings
PHIL 3514 Biomedical Ethics
UNIV 3500-3599, Topics vary
UNIV 4500-4955, Topics vary
F. Senior Project (3 hours)
UNIV 4995 Senior Project (completed final semester)
G. Electives may be chosen to bring the total number of hours to 120 with a minimum of 42 upper-division hours.

Course Descriptions

College of Arts and Sciences

Aerospace Studies (AERO)
African and African American Studies (AAAS)
Anthropology (ANTH)
Biology (BIOL)
College of Arts and Sciences (CAS)
Chemistry (CHEM)
City and Regional Planning (PLAN)
Computer Science (COMP)
Criminology and Criminal Justice (CJUS)
Earth Sciences (ESCI)
English (ENGL)
Emergency Management (EMGT)
Environmental Studies (ENVR)
Health Administration (HADM)
History (HIST)
International Studies (INTL)
Judaic Studies (JDST)
Mathematics (MATH)
Military Science (ARMY)
Naval Science (NAVY)
Philosophy (PHIL)
Physics (PHYS)
Political Science (POLS)
Public and Nonprofit Administration (PADM)
Psychology (PSYC)
Religious Studies (RLGN)
Social Work (SWRK)
Sociology (SOCI)
Women's Studies (WMST)

Foreign Languages and Literatures

Arabic (ARAB)
Chinese (CHIN)
Classics (CLAS)
French (FREN)
German (GERM)
Greek (GREK)
Hebrew (HEBR)
Italian (ITAL)
Japanese (JAPN)
Languages and Literature (LALI)
Latin (LATN)
Portuguese (PORT)
Russian (RUSS)
Spanish (SPAN)

Fogelman College of Business and Economics

Accountancy (ACCT)
Business Administration (BA)
Economics (ECON)
Finance, Insurance and Real Estate (FIR)
Management Information Systems (MIS)
Management (MGMT)
Marketing (MKTG))
Supply Chain Management Science (SCMS)

College of Communication and Fine Arts

Architecture (ARCH)
Art (ART)
Art History (ARTH)
Communication (COMM)
Communication/Fine Arts (CCFA)
Dance (DANC)
Interior Design (IDES)
Journalism (JOUR)
Theatre (THEA)


Applied Music (MUAP)
Music Appreciation (MUS)
Music Education (MUSE)
Music History, Literature, and Appreciation (MUHL)
Music Industry (MUID)
Music Theory and Composition (MUTC)
Sacred Music (MUSA)

College of Education, Health and Human Sciences

Counseling, Educational Psychology and Research

Counseling and Personnel Services (COUN)
Educational Psychology and Research (EDPR)

Health and Sport Sciences

Dietetics (NUTR)
Health and Human Performance (EXSS)
Health and Sport Sciences (HMSE)
Healthcare Leadership (HCL)
Health Promotion (HPRO)
Physical Education Activities (PHED)
Physical Education Teacher Education (PETE)
Sport and Leisure Commerce (SLC)
Sport and Leisure Management (SLS)

Instruction and Curriculum Leadership

Early Childhood Education (ECED)
Educational Services (EDSV)
Elementary Education (ELED)
Instruction and Curriculum Leadership (ICL)
Instructional Design and Technology (IDT)
Leadership (LEAD)
Reading (RDNG)
Special Education (SPED)

Herff College of Engineering

Biomedical Engineering (BIOM)
Civil Engineering (CIVL)
Electrical and Computer Engineering (EECE)
Engineering (ENGR)
Mechanical Engineering (MECH)
Technology (TECH)

Loewenberg School of Nursing

Nursing (NURS)

University College

Family and Consumer Science (CSED)
Merchandising (MRCH)
Paralegal Studies (LEGL)
University College (UNIV)

Kemmons Wilson School of Hospitality and Resort Management

Hospitality and Resort Management (HPRM)

Independent Programs

Orientation Program (ACAD)
University Honors Program (UNHP)
University of Memphis Libraries (LBRY)

Text Only | Print | Got a Question? Ask TOM | Contact Us | Memphis, TN 38152 | 901/678-2000 | Copyright 2015 University of Memphis | Important Notice | Last Updated: 
Last Updated: 2/27/14