Health Services Administration


Health administrators manage and lead hospitals and other healthcare and public health organizations. Through online instruction, applied learning activities and assigned readings, this course will help you understand the American healthcare system so that you can contribute to its evolution. You’ll begin with a broad identification of the main components and issues of the structure/organization, financing and delivery of health services and public health systems. You’ll examine the legal and ethical bases for public health and health services in the US. and learn essential skills and concepts to lead and manage a health service organization. 

This course is ideal for anyone interested in working in the public health field, and it can be taken as part of the Public Health Certificate Program or as a standalone course.  

Learning Outcomes 

  • Describe the organization, structure, and function of health care, public health and regulatory systems across national and international settings 
  • Explain and apply the roles of planning, directing, controlling and organizing for managers 
  • Become familiar with the basic principles and tools of budget and resource management 

Skills You'll Gain 

  • How to navigate healthcare systems and organizations 
  • Budget and resource management  
  • Essential management and leadership practices in health organizations 
Academic Units
Section Number
Instruction Method
Online class

Section Notes

Course begins April 1st and ends June 7th.

Enrollment Policies

View complete enrollment policy information including details on withdrawals and transfers. 

Refund Deadline: April 8

Technical Requirements

To ensure your success in this online course, please review our technical requirements page.



Enroll in all courses in the Public Health Certificate and receive a 10% discount.