The healthcare industry is complex and exciting. New technology is forcing many to adapt and innovate, and healthcare operations are no exception. Clinics and hospitals are digitizing their files, utilizing new surgical technology, providing a new level of care to rural communities, streamlining their patient experiences, and keeping up with ever-changing regulations.

No matter the change, the heart of the profession remains the same: Help patients get the best method of care. The role of healthcare management and operations is central to this aim. Using specialized knowledge, healthcare administration professionals manage a variety of facilities including hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities.

Program Options

Major in Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare leadership majors choose one or more specialized concentrations based on where they want to focus their career. Our concentrations include: 

  •         Healthcare Administration
  •         Healthcare Financial Management
  •         Long-Term Care Administration

Minor in Healthcare Leadership

Our new healthcare leadership minor is designed for health professions students who are interested in leadership or management opportunities in the future. The program also welcomes interdisciplinary students from other majors with an interest in the business of healthcare.

With a career in healthcare leadership, you’ll combine your passion for helping people with your desire to see businesses grow. A healthcare entity, after all, is still a business and this role is vital to its success.

Degree Requirements and Courses

Claire Holland '21 on Majoring in Healthcare Leadership

From the fantastic professors, to the alumni that return as guest speakers in the classes, a unique passion for healthcare is embedded throughout. Volunteering and required internships are also a strength of the program, as students gain real-world experience before graduation.

Career Ready

The minor in healthcare leadership offers students the opportunity to explore and gain leadership skills, a foundation in healthcare ethics, management principles, and effective communication. Through a blend of classroom learning, hands-on experiences, and opportunities for community engagement, students become introduced to healthcare leadership.

Tangible skills that students will learn include teamwork and collaboration, synthesis writing, critical thinking, and problem solving. Students will gain insight into the complicated dynamics of healthcare and begin to explore ways in which they can take an active role to influence change.



Graduate School Acceptance Rate


Pass Rate

for NAB Core Exam (National Association of Long Term Care Administrator Boards)


Professional Job Placement

Six Months Postgraduation

Healthcare leadership graduates are employed by a variety of companies, including:

Shane Seifert '18

My studies in healthcare leadership and long-term care administration and my internship at Sanford complement my career goals by giving me real-world experience in healthcare right in our community.

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