Austin College's Health Care Administration program gives students an understanding of how health care organizations are managed and administered, and how policies and ethics in health care organizations make a real difference in peoples’ lives and health. We emphasize that students get real world experience by having internships, study abroad experiences, and volunteer opportunities, ranging from the North Texas area, to other parts of the state and nation, and abroad. The goals of the program include preparing students for graduate and professional schools and for the job market in this high demand field.
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Unique Student Opportunities
- Health Care Administration Major Checklist
- See the Health Care Administration Courses
- Austin College Bulletin
- See the Detailed Requirement for Major in Health Care Administration (Updated May 2018)
- See the Austin College Pre-Health Webpage
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Meet our Faculty
Students majoring in Health Care Administration take courses from faculty in a number of departments including Public Health, Economics and Business Administration, and Philosophy. Such faculty include:
Mathias Akuoko has a background in health management and policy and is a public health expert focusing on inequalities in health care and the management and policy effects on access to health care. His research areas include maternal and child health and access to care among minorities and immigrant populations. His courses include Health Care Management and Policy and Health Care Administration.
David Griffith – “I teach business at a liberal arts college. Why? Because the best business managers and entrepreneurs are broadly educated in science, arts, literature, and business. I studied chemistry as an undergraduate, and I have a Ph.D. in business administration with a major in marketing. My goal is to help students transform their passions for technology, art, or business into lives of professional accomplishment, civic engagement, and cultural appreciation.”
Karánn Durland is a philosopher with wide-ranging interests, including our moral rights and responsibilities in the contexts of medicine and the environment, happiness and the nature of a meaningful life, and questions about the conceptual foundations of science and how scientific knowledge differs from other ways of knowing.
Saritha Bangara is an epidemiologist and public health expert who has a research focus in cancer epidemiology, specifically among disenfranchised populations. She teaches a variety of courses including Fundamentals of Public Health, Epidemiology, and Global Health.
Kevin Simmons is an economist who studies natural hazards. “Natural hazards have fascinated and frightened us since earliest times. From Noah’s flood to Pompeii’s volcano, natural disasters form a terrifying theme in ancient literature. In modern times, scientists have dramatically increased their understanding of these events, while engineers have designed buildings and infrastructure that minimize the destructive effects of natural hazards. Economists are interested in finding ways to reduce the impacts of disasters, but also the effects these events have on labor, financial and other markets affected by community disruption.”
Steve Ramsey is in the department of Economics and Business Administration. His specialties include various aspects of accounting and management. He teaches course including Financial Accounting, Non-Profit Accounting, and Investment Management.
Ashley Tharayil is an economist whose courses include Health Economics and Business Analytics.
Kelynne Reed is Director of the College’s Pre-Health program and can give information about a variety of health-related career paths. She is a microbiologist who teaches a number of courses including “Exploring Health Careers” during the JanTerm semester.
George Diggs is a member of the Public Health program and an evolutionary biologist whose courses include a focus on environmental and evolutionary health. Both of these areas have both direct and indirect effects on health and on health policies, management, and administration.