Health Care Administration

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  • 45 credits needed
  • Courses are taught in cohort format

Health Care Administration trains leaders to adapt to rapid changes in the health care industry, respond to increasing competitive and legal pressures in hospitals and clinics and effectively integrate information about quality and cost into the delivery of services.

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Competency Assessment

Thoughtful self-assessment and the assessment of others is an important skill and function in managerial practice.

The HCAD Program’s Advisory Board and Faculty have adopted The National Center for Healthcare Leadership’s (NCHL) current competency model.

Each course in the Program has been designed to emphasize key competencies that are relevant to the learning objectives of the particular course.

The following competencies were adopted by the UTA MS HCAD Advisory Board and faculty as the key focus areas for the Health Care Administration Program.

NCHL Domain Core
Execution Analytical Thinking
Communication Skills (Speaking & Facilitating)
Performance Measurement
Process & Quality Improvement
Relations Collaboration
Team Leadership
Transformation Change Leadership
Strategic Orientation
Health System Awareness and Business Literacy Financial Skills

Additional Information About Health Care Administration

  • Charge Nurse and Nurse Manager
  • Chief Executive Officer
  • Chief Financial Officer
  • Chief Nursing Officer
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Customer Service Manager
  • Health Information Director
  • Hospital Business Office Manager
  • Hospital Vice President of Managed Care
  • Managed Care Information Systems Administrator
  • Medical Records Administrator
  • Pharmaceutical Company Manager
  • Quality and Utilization Director
  • Vice President of Operations
  • Postgraduate fellowship
  • Pursuing further healthcare education
  • Employed overseas
  • US hospital or health system
  • US medical clinic or physician practice
  • US long-term care of home health agency
  • US healthcare consulting
  • Other US employment


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Alumni & Associations

The HCAD program is a member of the Association of University Programs in Health Administration (AUPHA). The program is also affiliated with the American College of Healthcare Executives (ACHE) and the National Association of Health Services Executives (NAHSE).



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