The Healthcare Administration Track in Dental Hygiene

Why students choose the track

Haley Motsinger

 

“I chose to complete the Healthcare Administration Track in the dental hygiene program because I feel that it presents us with so much opportunity within our field after we begin our career.” --Haley Motsinger

 

 

Yelena Fox

“I chose to complete the Healthcare Administration Track because I wanted to have a deeper understanding of what goes into the health care system beyond my role as a dental hygienist. I think it's important to understand the broader system so we can provide better care for our patients.” --Yelena Fox

Mackenzie Shorey

 

“I have always been interested in the management or administrative side of healthcare and dental care. I may go back to school someday to become a dentist and it would be important for me to have a background in administration.” --Mackenzie Shorey

Track requirements

Students completing the Healthcare Administration Track complete five courses.

Required courses

  • PBHL-H 120: Health Care Delivery in the US*
  • PBHL-H 375: Management of Health Services Organizations*

Choose three elective courses for 6 credits

  • PBHL-H 411: Chronic and Long Term Care Administration
  • PBHL-H 420: Health Policy
  • PBHL-H 432: Healthcare Marketing
  • PBHL-H 441: Legal Aspects of Healthcare Administration
  • PBHL-H 310: Lean in Healthcare
  • PBHL-H 320: Health Systems Administration
  • PBHL-H 346: Organizational Behavior and HR Management in Healthcare*
  • PBHL-H 345: Operations Management and Quality Improvement in Health Organizations*
  • PBHL-H 305: Medical Group Management*
  • PBHL-H 455: Topics in Public Health

* These courses are offered online at least once per year.

Minor in Community Health – CHES Pathway

Students will take these five 3-credit courses:

  • PBHL-S 120 Introduction to Community Health
  • PBHL-S 315 Community Organizing for Health Promotion
  • PBHL-S 330 Theoretical Foundations of Community Health
  • PBHL-S 360 Assessment and Planning for Community Health Promotion
  • PBHL-S 361 Implementation and Evaluation for Community Health

You must complete the required courses with a grade of “C” or better in all courses credited to the minor.

Minor in Community Health – Non-CHES Pathway

Students will take these four 3-credit courses:

  • PBHL-S 120 Introduction to Community Health
  • PBHL-S 220 Navigating the Maze to Healthy Living
  • PBHL-S 250 Social and Behavioral Dimensions of Public Health
  • PBHL-S 337 Health Equity and Social Determinants of Health

PLUS - Pick any one of the following 3-credit courses:

  • PBHL-S 105 Music, Movies, and Public Health
  • PBHL-S 222 This Stress is Killing Me: Stress and Its Effects on You
  • PBHL-S 240 Peer Health Education and Leadership
  • PBHL-S 325 Urban Angst Suburban Blues: Public Mental Health
  • PBHL-S 422 Coaching for Health Behavior Change

You must complete the required courses with a grade of “C” or better in all courses credited to the minor.

Turn your healthcare administration track into a certificate

By adding just one more course in place of an open elective, dental hygiene students have the opportunity to turn their track into a Certificate in Health Administration. To earn the certificate, students must complete PBHL-H 120, PBHL-H 375, PBHL-H 345, and three health administration electives.

Learn more or declare your certificate