Health Administrative Services

Why choose Health Administrative Services at WSU?

Numerous exciting careers begin with a degree in health care administration:

  • More than 95 percent of long-term care students become licensed professionals and are placed in a career upon graduation.
  • Many scholarships are available to WSU’s health administration services students.


What degrees/certificates are available?

Bachelor of Science or Arts (BS or BA) Health Services Administration

Bachelor of Science or Arts (BS or BA) Long-term Care Administration Emphasis

Master of Health Administration, More information

What courses are offered through online/distance learning?

The health services administration and long-term care administration degrees are offered through WSU’s distance learning program. The courses are delivered online and through independent study. For more information, contact the department at 801-626-7242 or click here.

What are the employment opportunities?

These programs are designed to provide health care practitioners and others with the skills and competencies to function as supervisors and managers in health care settings.

The HAS curriculum provides a working foundation in management and interpersonal skills, while at the same time introduces you to the health care delivery system and its issues and challenges. Graduates are not only prepared to assume increased management responsibilities, but to do so with a better understanding of the complex system in which they work.

Starting Salaries
Starting salaries vary depending on the region, workplace and skill level. More jobs are available nationwide in long-term care and health administrative services than there are graduates to fill them. The average starting salary for an entry-level administrator is $30,000 per year, with the middle 50 percent of all administrators earning between $37,000 and $75,000 per year.  For more information, go to Career Services.


What will I learn in the program?

The curriculum is designed to provide skills and competencies that enable graduates to function as supervisors and managers in health care settings.

Emphasis is on individual and group behavior, interpersonal skills, decision-making, leadership theory and skills, the process of change, motivation, teamwork and organization design and culture.

Where can I find out more about the programs?

Dr. Ezekiel Dumke College of Health Professions
Weber State University
3907 University Circle
OgdenUT 84408-3907
phone 1-800-350-7042

Department Contact

Pat Shaw 

Department Phone

Is there an application deadline?

Degree prerequisites must be completed prior to acceptance into the Health Administrative Services program.

Contact the department for specific deadline dates.

What do graduates have to say?