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Pre-HSA Curriculum

All students who declare Health Services Administration as their major are initially placed into a pre-HSA curriculum. This curriculum includes the following.

ACC 200 Survey of Accounting
BIO 307 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
BIO 308 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
INF 104  Computer Literacy with Software Applications
INF 314  Microsoft Office and Data Analysis
CMS 100 or CMS 210 Basic Communications Course
MAT 105 or higher College Mathematics Course
STA 215 or higher Statistics Course
HSA 100 Health Care Delivery Systems
HSA 200 Medical Terminology


Admission to the HSA Program

Admission to the last three semesters requires the following:

  • Institutional (EKU) GPA of 2.75 or higher

  • Completion of the Pre-HSA curriculum with a grade of C or better after a maximum of two attempts.  

  • Completion of general education requirements (at least 75%)

Students who meet the minimum requirements will be accepted into the program within the enrollment limits determined by the faculty.

Note:  The Program reserves the right to accept only the best qualified applicants who meet the minimum requirements.

Curriculum Pattern

First Semester

HSA 303 (Medical Science)
HSA 302 (Organization and Management of Health Services)
HSA 401 (Legal Issues in Health Care)
MGT 301 (Principles of Management)
ECO 230 (Principles of Microeconomics)**

Second Semester

HSA 306 (Clinical Classification Systems)
HSA 370 (Health Information Mangement Systems)
HSA 411 or 412 (Professional Practice Experience)
MGT 320 or POL 376 (Human Resource Management)
MKT 301 (Principles of Marketing)**

Third Semester 

HSA 375 (Health Services Administration)
HSA 406 (Health Care Quality Management)
HSA 409 (Health Services Research Methods)
HCM Elective**

Fourth Semester

HSA 372 (Healthcare Reimbursement)
HSA 405 (Clinical Information System)
HSA 407 (Advanced Health Services Administration)
HSA 413 (Professional Practice Experience)
HSA 415 (Professional Certification Prep Course)*

* Taken by HIIM students only
** Taken by HCM students only

Minor in Health Services Administration

Students must complete: HSA 100, 200, 302, 303, 401, and 3 hours of approved HSA electives = 18 hours

Students may use any additional HSA course to satisfy the 3-hour elective.  The only exceptions to this policy are the professional practice experience courses (HSA 411, 412 and 413).  These courses are only taken by students majoring in Health Services Administration.

Note:  Some HSA courses require additional prerequisite courses beyond HSA 100, 200, 302, 303, and 401.  Students obtaining a minor in Health Services Administrion must satisfy all prerequisites associated with any given course prior to admission. 

For a complete list of courses and prerequisites, see the Course Descriptions.

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