University of Charleston

University of Charleston

Healthcare Administration & Management

  • Duration

    4 Years

  • Format

    In Seat or Online

  • Location

    Charleston or Online

Program Overview

This program prepares students as administrators and managers, able to incorporate planning, directing, and coordinating health services within a variety of health settings. We offer a multidisciplinary curriculum with a strong health science and business emphasis, to prepare graduates to go into the work force or to continue on to graduate programs.

This program is also available through a 2 + 2 agreement with Southern West Virginia Community College.


Freshman applicants with a 2.5 or higher high school GPA and transfer students with a 2.0 or higher cumulative college GPA are eligible for general admission to UC, and will gain direct entry into this program. Students may apply online or download the admissions application.


Program Highlights

  • Flexible program can be completed in seat or online, full time or part time

  • Multidisciplinary curriculum with strong health science and business emphasis

  • Opportunities for real-world experience, internships

Program Outcomes

  • Graduates can be employed as

    Hospital Administrators
    Nursing Home Administrators
    Human Resource Managers
    Medical Practice Managers
    Social and Community Service Managers

  • Students will be able to conduct and evaluate research related to health or a health related field

  • Graduates will have a strong background to develop healthcare management solutions, analyze ethical and legal practices and demonstrate cultural sensitivity and interpersonal skills

  • Graduates will model professional behaviors that reflect the expectations of the healthcare profession and the community

Meet the Faculty

Meet the Faculty

Nikki Bell
Nicolette Bell, MA

Health Promotion Program Director, Assistant Professor