NEWPORT, R.I. - Salve Regina University will offer a new bachelor of science degree program in health care administration and management beginning this fall. Enrollment is currently underway for the new program, which will be offered to full-time students at the university's Newport campus and for continuing education students at its Center for Adult Education in Warwick.
The new health care degree program responds to the growing need for medical and health services managers. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor, employment of medical and health service managers is expected to grow 16 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. Salve Regina already offers a master of science degree program in health care administration and management.
"We assembled a curriculum that ensures graduates have the business acumen to respond to changes in the health care industry, and also the broader understanding of global health, access to care, spread of disease, and disease prevention," said Mark Hough, Salve Regina's graduate program director in health care administration and management who was part of the curriculum development team. "This goal was accomplished by creating a curriculum that integrates business knowledge with course work in health care, nursing, social work, sociology and more."
"The balance between business knowledge and a larger, more conceptual view of the social issues surrounding disease, health care, and access will give our graduates the perspective they need to be effective leaders in the field," said Traci Warrington, dean of professional studies.
Students in the bachelor's degree program are eligible in their junior year to apply to the accelerated bachelor's/master's degree program in either health care administration and management, or business administration (MBA).
For more information about the curriculum, call 800-637-0002 or visit the university's website: www.salve.edu.