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Studying Health Administration at Weber State

Weber State’s health administration degree teaches traditional students, as well as healthcare professionals who want to advance their careers, the skills needed for administrative and managerial roles in the healthcare industry.

Health Administration Highlights

As a Weber State health administration major, you can put your knowledge to the test by developing solutions to healthcare issues in WSU’s Healthcare Case Competition.

Great Business Schools ranked Weber State's online master in healthcare administration program eighth in the nation in 2020. No other schools in Utah made the list. It has also been lauded for being one of the most affordable online master's of healthcare administration programs.

Beyond the Classroom

As a health administration major, you can gain valuable experience through an internship with a local health services organization.

Weber State’s Department of Health Administrative Services runs the Future Health Leaders Association, where you can meet fellow students, network with alumni and professionals, and participate in activities like guest lectures and professional association meetings. 


Stacy Knecht

Class of 2021

“The Health Administration Program at Weber State gave me the skills and confidence to immediately step into a clinic management role upon graduation. It prepared me to work collaboratively across departments in a healthcare organization.  It was fun seeing all the classwork turn into work experience right before my eyes.”

What You’ll LEARN at Weber

Our health administration degree offers you the knowledge and skills to succeed in healthcare administration. Courses focus on 11 core competencies:

  • Communication
  • Collaboration and teamwork
  • Critical and creative thinking
  • Professionalism and leadership
  • Organizational awareness and governance
  • Community awareness
  • Human resource management
  • Financial management
  • Information technology management
  • Performance improvement
  • Quality management

What You CAN DO After Weber

Graduates can work in leadership roles in organizations such as clinics, hospitals, public health departments, nursing facilities, health insurance companies, rehabilitation centers and more. Additionally, this program prepares graduates to pursue a master's degree in health administration or a certificate in health information management. If you have questions, contact a WSU Career Advisor.

Faculty Perspective

Students are given real-life examples from my previous years of professional experience in healthcare administration. When they engage in decision-making through real-life case studies, their learning is enhanced.

Brian Cottle

Our students are able to create meaningful relationships with peers, faculty, and industry professionals, which enhances their understanding of the concepts.  This also helps to create connections between what they are learning in the classroom to the relevance in the healthcare industry.

Lindsay Garr