This program is designed to equip students with a foundational understanding of the healthcare environment, providing the knowledge necessary for entry-level administrative positions in healthcare. Many students pursue this associate degree after completing a certificate or diploma program in a healthcare discipline. For those who haven't fulfilled all the requirements of a healthcare program, individual healthcare courses from Herzing University's healthcare programs can be taken to complete the coursework.

Program Outcomes:

Upon successful completion of the program, students should be able to:

  • Articulate Theories and Principles of Health Care Management: Express theories and principles relevant to health care management.

  • Identify Unique Characteristics of Health Care Operations and Policy: Recognize the distinctive features of health care operations and policy.

  • Understand Implications of Privacy and Conflict in Healthcare Environment: Comprehend the implications of privacy and conflict within the healthcare environment.

Program Content:

A minimum of 60.00 semester credit hours, inclusive of transfer credits, is required for graduation. The curriculum covers essential aspects of healthcare administration, preparing students for entry-level administrative roles in the healthcare sector. The program integrates theories and principles of healthcare management, explores the unique characteristics of healthcare operations and policy, and addresses the implications of privacy and conflict in the healthcare environment.

Financial aid

Financial aid may be available for those who qualify.


Herzing University

Herzing University is an accredited, private nonprofit institution with 11 campuses across eight states and an online division. Located in the heart of Milwaukee and founded in 1965, more than 45,000 alumni have graduated from Herzing's career-focused, flexible, and comprehensive master's, bachelor's, and associate degree, and diploma programs. The University's School of Nursing includes a competitive Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) program. Students can also major in a variety of other fields including healthcare, technology, business, and public safety. For 11 consecutive years, U.S. News & World Report has recognized Herzing University as a leading institution and for some of the top online programs in the nation. Herzing University is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission.

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